Bariatric repair is performed for various issues after bariatric surgery. Most commonly endoscopic bariatric procedures are performed when patients have gained weight after gastric bypass
. This typically occurs years after surgery when it may be more difficult to keep the weight off. Endoscopic bariatric repair is the least invasive surgical option available for patients.
Endoscopic bariatric repair offers many benefits over traditional surgical alternatives. Re-do operations are usually technically difficult and carry a greater risk for complications than the original surgery. In comparison, endoscopic bariatric repair procedures are less risky, cause virtually no pain and have much shorter recovery times. They are typically performed as same day procedures so patients are back on their feet in just days.
Dr. Shaikh is a highly regarded interventional bariatric endoscopist with a focus on endoscopic weight loss procedures, bariatric repair and revision. He has trained at several prestigious universities and hospitals including the University of Arizona and Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard University. He is among the top physicians in his specialty and has helped pioneer innovative endoscopic techniques to treat obesity. Dr. Shaikh is involved with ongoing research in the growing field of endoscopic bariatrics and has been involved with several clinical trials. Dr. Shaikh has lectured and taught hands-on sessions across the United States and abroad . Please visit about Dr. Shaikh for more information. Read on to learn more about our bariatric repair options, or fill out a virtual consultation form to request a telephone consultation with Dr. Shaikh.
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