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TORe Procedure (Bariatric Revision)

Endoscopic Wellness Center of America -  - Medical Wellness

Endoscopic Wellness Center of America

Medical Wellness located in Reston, VA

The transoral outlet reduction endoscopy (TORe) is for patients who have had prior weight loss surgery and have regained the weight. Undoubtedly, weight regain after bariatric surgery can be devastating to patients, as they often feel like failures and are at a loss for where to go next.

With the advancements in endoscopic suturing devices, gastroenterologists can bring patients’ anatomies back to where they were when they initially had the bariatric surgery. This safer, minimally invasive procedure takes around 30 minutes and is performed in an outpatient facility, so patients can go home right after their procedures. In addition, the TORe procedure (or bariatric revision) has minimal risk when compared to traditional revisional bariatric surgery. Along with lifestyle changes, the multidisciplinary approach at Endoscopic Wellness Center of America will allow patients to reach and maintain their weight loss goals.

Individual results may vary.

TORe Procedure (Bariatric Revision) Q & A

Why do I need a bariatric revision?

Following bariatric surgeries, such as the Roux-En-Y gastric bypass and the laparoscopic gastric sleeve, it is very common for individuals to regain weight through stretching the stomach over time due to overeating. 

Bariatric revisions serve to bring the patient’s anatomy back to where it was following their original bariatric surgery. In combination with our complimentary Wellness Program, patients will learn how to lose weight while learning how to maintain their weight long after the procedure is done through gradually adopting healthy eating and lifestyle habits.

Individual results may vary.

What happens during a bariatric revision?

At Endoscopic Wellness Center of America, you will meet with a skilled, board-certified gastroenterologist, who will be performing your bariatric revision that is completely personalized to your needs. This procedure is performed under general anesthesia and lasts roughly 30 minutes. During your bariatric revision, the gastroenterologist will reduce the volume of the stomach through suturing in a safe, minimally invasive procedure.

The team at Endoscopic Wellness Center of America will counsel you throughout every part of your preoperative and postoperative stages, so you have the support you need while fully understanding what to expect. As mentioned above, patients are discharged the same day as their procedures.

Individual results may vary.

How long is the recovery after a bariatric revision?

Compared to the recovery for typical bariatric surgeries, which lasts up to a month and requires an inpatient hospital stay, the average recovery period for these bariatric revisions is much shorter, averaging about 5-6 days. This may vary from patient to patient, as some patients may fully recover within 3-4 days.

Individual results may vary.

If you would like to learn more, please feel free to request a consultation above for a bariatric revision at Endoscopic Wellness Center of America today, and a member of our team will reach out to you.