Endoscopic Gastric Revision (EGR)
Over time, some patients who have had bariatric surgery may experience a gradual stretching of either their stomach or the entrance to their stomach. This can stall your weight loss efforts and even lead to weight gain.
If you have experienced stomach stretching, UC Irvine Health Bariatric Surgery Services offers endoscopic gastric revision (EGR) to help you regain some of the benefits of bariatric surgery.
About the procedure
The EGR procedure is minimally invasive and done under general anesthesia.
After you are sedated, a flexible scope is passed through your mouth and into your stomach pouch. The physician uses the device to place sutures to reduce the size of your stomach or stomach outlet.
EGR enables you to once again feel satisfied after only a few bites of food and restart your weight loss efforts.
You will be able to return home the next day and resume normal activities within a few days of the procedure.
Who is eligible?
Not everyone may be eligible for the outlet repair procedure, because an enlarged stomach or stomach opening are not the only causes of weight gain after bariatric surgery.
Before the procedure is performed, your physician may do an endoscopy to determine whether the stomach's size or the size of the opening is the reason for gaining weight.
If you would like more information or to schedule a consultation, call us at 714-456-8063.