Stomaphyx is a new revision weight loss procedure done without incisions. It makes use of a scope placed through the patient’s mouth to place permanent fasteners in the pouch. This shrinks the pouch and renews the restriction in patients who have experienced weight regain many years after their original operation. The pouch is made smaller by creating folds or pleats which can drastically reduce the size of the pouch and the stoma.
Stomaphyx is a new procedure, which means there is no long term outcome data currently available. BMI of Texas is one of the first practices in Texas to offer this new procedure.
It is considered experimental by most insurance companies at this point.
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