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How can weight gain after bariatric surgery be treated?

Some people gain back the weight they lost with bariatric surgery. If this happens, a doctor can treat it with endoscopic bariatric revision surgery. If your pouch or stoma needs repair, the doctor will pass a tube through the mouth to perform the procedure. You can usually go home the same day. The recovery time is fast.
 
You can try changing your diet and exercise routine if you gain back weight after bariatric surgery. If that doesn’t work, revision surgery, an invasive stomach operation to redo the gastric bypass, can also be done. It works for people who have regained a lot of weight, although it's high risk and it is more challenging for the surgeon the second time. And, many people don't want to go through another surgery after having gone through the first one.

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