Types of Bariatric Surgery Repair in New Jersey
Located in Montclair, the Center for Bariatric Endoscopy, the “Premiere Bariatric Surgical Institute in New Jersey”, offers endoscopic procedures for several types of bariatric surgery repair. These types of bariatric surgery repair restore the function of surgical approaches to weight loss and help patients from around the world remain motivated to achieve their weight loss goals.
What Types Of Bariatric Surgery Repair Are Available?
While bariatric surgery is a safe and effective approach to weight loss for obese patients, changes can occur within the anatomy that cause undesirable results, such as slowed weight loss, weight gain, diarrhea, vomiting and other symptoms. Several endoscopic bariatric surgery repairs are available depending on the type of changes that are found.
Patients who seek traditional or open/laparoscopic bariatric surgery repair often avoid the procedure due to fears of discomfort and recovery time. Endoscopic bariatric surgery repair gives these patients new hope because the procedures are virtually painless, offer a fast recovery time and are much safer than extensive surgical interventions.
The most common endoscopic bariatric repair procedures are the following:
- Dilated Gastric Outlet and Pouch Repair
- Dilated Gastric Sleeve Repair
- Endoscopic Gastro-Gastric Fistula Repair
- Weight Gain After Gastric Bypass
Benefits of These Types of Bariatric Surgery Repair
Weight gain, reflux, and abdominal pain after bariatric surgery are problems that can potentially be corrected using endoscopic bariatric surgery techniques. These procedures may be the perfect solution to repair issues from prior bariatric surgery because endoscopic bariatric surgery repair offers the following benefits:
- No incisions on the outside of the body
- Reduced tissue trauma
- Minimal downtime and patient discomfort
- Enhanced weight loss outcomes
- Safer than traditional open or laparoscopic techniques
- Shorter surgery times
- Fewer post-surgical complications
- Restored patient motivation to make healthier choices
How are These Types of Bariatric Surgery Repair Performed?
Dr. Shaikh uses endoscopic techniques for bariatric surgery repair. No incisions are needed on the outside of the body to access the stomach and other internal structures. Instead, Dr. Shaikh uses an endoscope to access the digestive tract through your mouth. The endoscope has special instruments attached that allow him to make the necessary corrections to your stomach and small intestine using special suturing equipment and other advanced techniques.
Preparing for These Types of Bariatric Surgery Repair
The first step in preparing for endoscopic bariatric repair is to ensure that you are a candidate for a procedure. During your initial consultation Dr. Shaikh can help determine if your weight gain and other symptoms are related to a prior bariatric surgery. Further workup may be recommended if there is some uncertainty. Once Dr. Shaikh determines that endoscopic bariatric repair is needed, he will explain the recommended procedure at length including all risks and benefits and answering all of your questions. Dr. Shaikh may also recommend that you meet with a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist to help you make the required changes to your diet and lifestyle.
Recovery from These Types of Bariatric Surgery Repair
Recovery from endoscopic bariatric surgery repair is significantly shorter and more comfortable for patients when compared to their initial bariatric surgery and traditional surgical repair methods. Patients are typically able to return to work in a few days and are able to begin light exercise within 1 week. Because endoscopic bariatric repair surgery does not require external incisions, patients typically experience minimal discomfort and next to no pain.
How Much Do These Types Of Bariatric Surgery Repair Cost?
Endoscopic bariatric surgery repair may be covered under your insurance, which we can help you verify prior to your consultation with Dr. Shaikh. If you are a self-pay patient or need help with the expenses not covered by your insurance, we offer financing through CareCredit® and Advance Care. Most patients can pre-qualify for financing prior to their first appointment. You may also want to connect with organizations that specialize in helping bariatric patients afford their surgery, such as the Obesity Action Coalition.
Which Type of Bariatric Surgery Repair Right for Me?
Based on his skill and extensive experience in performing endoscopic bariatric surgery repairs, Dr. Shaikh offers the professional guidance you need to make an informed decision about what type of surgery is right for you. The type of bariatric repair procedure that he recommends not only depends on the type of bariatric surgery you had, but also the specific issues you are currently experiencing.
Why Choose Dr. Sohail N. Shaikh for These Types of Bariatric Surgery Repair?
Effective treatment using endoscopic bariatric repair utilizes advanced approaches and techniques. Few physicians in the nation perform these procedures, and Dr. Shaikh is a leading expert. The success of these procedures greatly depends on the skill and experience of the physician. Dr. Shaikh has used his knowledge and experience to publish various chapters and clinical studies as well as teach national and international physicians at major conferences. Dr. Shaikh will take the time to answer all of your questions and determine the best course of action for you.
What to Expect During Your Consultation for These Types of Bariatric Surgery Repair
You can expect to feel comfortable and welcomed during your consultation, and to leave with a complete understanding of Dr. Shaikh’s recommendations. During your appointment, you will learn about your surgery and what anatomical changes may have taken place to cause your current signs and symptoms. Dr. Shaikh will explain what your options are for treatment, and what he may be able to do to help. Any questions you have will be answered during your consultation, and Dr. Shaikh will spend as much time as needed with you.
Dr. Sohail Shaikh of the Center for Bariatric Endoscopy offers several types of bariatric surgery repair using endoscopic techniques. These types of bariatric surgery repairs reduce patient discomfort and are considered safer than other types of bariatric repair surgeries. Contact Dr. Shaikh today!
“Individual results may vary. Results are not guaranteed with this or any other procedure. Any weight loss procedure should be accompanied with nutritional counseling and an appropriate diet and exercise program.”