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Procedure enables minimally-invasive revision of obesity surgery

A new study shows that the EndoSurgical Operating System (EOS) can be used to carry out an incision-free revision procedure following obesity surgery.

According to experts, some gastric bypass surgery patients slowly start to regain weight after time, but revision surgery can be risky because of the scarring caused by the initial operation.

Daniel Herron, chief of bariatric surgery at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, revealed: "By enabling us to perform this new Incision-less Revision Procedure, these bypass patients are back on the path to weight loss with barely any side-effects."

"As always, we continue to monitor these patients and anticipate that further refinement of instruments and technique will improve the procedure."

The study involved eight patients who underwent a bypass revision procedure to create tissue folds around their stomach pouch.

The findings were presented at the annual conference of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
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