StomaphyX: A New Approach for Revisional Surgery
What is StomaphyX?
StomaphyX is a revolutionary procedure now available for individuals who have
had either gastric bypass surgery, Vertical Gastrectomy or the Duodenal Switch and who are regaining weight. This Natural Orifice Surgery procedure involves no
incisions and with minimal patient downtime.
Less clinical risk - no need for incisions
Preserves future treatment options
Less pain and faster recovery than with other procedures
How does it work?
Performed under endoscopic visualization, StomaphyX involves placing an endoscope
through the mouth into the stomach pouch. The pouch is sectioned into folds, called
plications, which are bound together with suture-like fasteners. The StomaphyX
procedure shrinks the stomach pouch and the stoma, or anastomosis, (connection
between the stomach and intestine), similar to the original weight loss surgery. This
results in slower stomach emptying, earlier satiety, and more weight loss.
Is Stomaphyx safe?
Stomaphyx has been tested successfully in hundreds of procedures worldwide with
nominal side effects. Due to the complexity and high risk of traditional revisional surgery,
Stomaphyx is an attractive alternative. With StomaphyX, there are no incisions either
on the skin or in the abdomen. The procedure only takes about a half hour, drastically
reducing the anesthesia time usually associated with revisional surgery.
After the Procedure
StomaphyX is an outpatient procedure, requiring no hospital stay. Most patients may
return to work and their usual activities the next day. You will be given special dietary
instructions to follow while your plications heal.
To begin your weight loss surgery process, please contact our office today via our contact form,
call 866-957-3627, or complete our online registration form to schedule a private consultation
with a LAPSF doctor.