After a previous gastric bypass, some clients experience weight regain – or they never met the weight loss goal they originally set out for. This does NOT make you a failure!
We are excited to announce that we now have a secondary procedure to offer clients who need additional assistance achieving their desired weight loss. At Blossom, our surgeons approach the surgery as follows: access the abdomen laparoscopically, count the existing Roux, BilioPancreatic, and common channel limb lengths, then resite the JJ anastomosis distally by lengthening the BP limb while maintaining safe common channel and TALL (Total Alimentary Limb Length) measurements. This results in much more malabsorption and increased weight loss.
For many years, the bypass was approached more or less as a cookie cutter operation! In other words, the amount of intestines bypassed was standardized regardless of the patient’s height, weight, length of small bowel, etc. We now know through decades of research that it doesn’t have to be this way. A male who is 6’2” tall shouldn’t have the same bypass as a female who is 5’0”. Someone with a BMI of 39 shouldn’t have the same bypass as someone with a BMI of 56. The amount of intestines “skipped” can be far greater than what a traditional “standard” gastric bypass entails. As a result, there are many individuals who have had a gastric bypass who would benefit from an additional “boost” in the amount of intestines skipped, with the results being significant additional weight loss.