A stoma is a surgically placed opening in your lower upper abdomen that’s essential for waste removal if your bowels need time to heal after a procedure or if portions need to be removed. But if your stoma leads to problems, such as leakage or a retraction, the board-certified gastroenterologists at Endoscopic Weight Loss Center of America may recommend a stomal revision procedure. Find out more by booking an exam at this Reston, Virginia, gastroenterology practice today. You can conveniently request a consultation through the website or by calling the office directly.
Stomas are connections made surgically between two segments of the bowel. Roux-en-Y bariatric procedure creates a stomal opening between the stomach remnant and the proximal small intestine, Je-junction.
As patients with previous Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedures stretch the stomal opening, the results are increased weight gain. Reducing the stomal opening directly correlates with weight gain/loss.
Stomas can be temporary or permanent. A stomal revision procedure may involve treating your temporary stoma and reattaching your bowels or making repairs to either a temporary or permanent stoma.
At Endoscopic Weight Loss Center of America, you meet with a skilled, board-certified gastroenterologist.
Your stoma revision is personalized to your needs and is usually performed under general anesthesia. During your stomal revision, Dr. Blosser will:
Reduces the stoma opening with the Apollo OpenStitch device.
The team at Endoscopic Weight Loss Center of America counsels you throughout every part of your preoperative and postoperative stages, so you have the support you need and understand what to expect. Patients are discharged the same day as their procedure.
The team at Endoscopic Weight Loss Center of America spends time coaching you about nutritional wellness and teaching you about which foods you can eat, which foods to avoid, and how to plan your meals. Their goal is to ensure your stoma revision is successful and long-lasting.
Click on the online scheduler to request your stomal revision evaluation at Endoscopic Weight Loss Center of America today. You can also call the practice to speak with a team member directly.
Individual results may vary.