If you are obese, weight loss surgery has the power to completely transform your life. Successful gastric bypass usually results in rapid weight loss that reverses many of the conditions brought on by obesity, including joint pain, high blood pressure, sleep apnea and type 2 diabetes.
For some patients, the initial weight loss can be followed by weight regain and in some patients the return of pre-existing medical conditions. In many cases, we find that weight regain is related to changes in the gastric pouch and pouch bowel connection (the stoma). Fortunately, a revisional bariatric procedure known as the “band over bypass” can address the issues with your pouch and get you back on track.