Who qualifies for gastric bypass revision?

You typically qualify for bariatric surgery if you have a BMI of 35-39, with specific significant health problems like Type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea or high blood pressure. A BMI of 40 or higher also is a qualifying factor.

Can gastric bypass be revised?

Gastric bypass revision has several options for revision due to the extremely common nature of that initial procedure. The most common bariatric revision procedures include: Sclerotherapy (stoma size reduction) Conversion to Duodenal Switch.

Will insurance cover a second gastric bypass surgery?

A second operation may not be covered by your insurance plan. You will need to review your plan for your coverage information and the requirements that are necessary to be considered for a another weight loss procedure.

Is bariatric revision surgery covered by insurance?

Is revision gastric bypass covered by my private health insurance? Most private health insurance covers “Bariatric Surgery” (Obesity surgery, Weight loss surgery) with their top level hospital cover (Gold level). Most of your consultations and investigations before the surgery are not covered by insurance.

How much does it cost to have a gastric bypass revision?

In terms of cost….if insurance doesn’t cover it….in our practice it is about 20-30,000 dollars, which includes surgeon, assistant, hospital, anesthesia, and year follow up….

How do you get approved for gastric bypass revision surgery?

To be eligible for weight-loss surgery, you must meet the following requirements: Have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher, or have a BMI between 35 and 40 and an obesity-related condition, such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure or severe sleep apnea.

Do you lose weight with revision surgery?

Patients will usually have about 10-15% less weight loss from their revision to gastric bypass (i.e., 60-65% excess body weight loss). However, patients can have up to 80% excess body weight loss when they are converted to a duodenal switch.

How do you get a gastric bypass revision?

StomaphyX™ – Gastric Bypass Revision. This revolutionary procedure is now available for individuals who have had previous gastric bypass surgery and who are regaining weight. This procedure involves placing an endoscope through the mouth into the stomach pouch without involving incisions or a long recovery.

How long does a gastric bypass revision take?

The StomaphyX procedure takes approximately 20-60 minutes, depending on the size of the stomach pouch and how much revision needs to be done. Typically the procedure can be performed on an out-patient basis, which means the patient can go home the same day or after an overnight stay.

How do you qualify for revision surgery?

Insurers all have different requirements, but they generally cover revisions to the band, sleeve or bypass to address weight regain, if you meet these criteria: If your BMI is greater than 40, or if you have a BMI of 35 along with a medical problem related to obesity.

Is StomaphyX covered by insurance?

Insurance will typically not cover this procedure due to the limited studies documenting its results. However, several effective bariatric surgery financing options exist to help pay for some or all of the surgery.

How much weight will I lose with StomaphyX?

One study of 39 patients showed promising results. After one year, the patients lost about 20% of their excess weight, and some improved their chronic diarrhea and GERD.

How does revision surgery work for gastric bypass?

Gastric Bypass Revised: The gastric bypass revision surgery involves making the gastric pouch a smaller size as well as narrowing the connection between the pouch and the small intestine. This leads to further limiting food intake.

What kind of surgery is done in New Jersey?

New Jersey Bariatric Center helps patients achieve long-term weight loss success through the most advanced bariatric surgery procedures, including gastric sleeve and gastric bypass procedures. New Jersey Bariatric Center’s approach to patient care has resulted in zero mortalities and a complication rate that is lower than the national average.

How is the gastric sleeve used in a gastric bypass?

Gastric Sleeve to a Gastric Bypass: When revising the gastric sleeve to a gastric bypass, the surgeon shortens the sleeve to create a gastric pouch, then reroutes the small intestine to the bottom of the pouch.