Radiofrequency ablation for the treatment of weight regain after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery

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Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery is an established modality for the treatment of morbid obesity. However, approximately one-quarter of patients experience weight regain after initially successful weight loss. Endoscopic therapy targeting the gastric remnant pouch represents a novel potential strategy to re-induce weight loss in this population. We performed a pilot trial of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of the gastric remnant pouch after RYGB to determine feasibility, safety, and efficacy for weight loss.

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Original Article Source Credits:   Sciencedirect ,

Article Written By:  Julian A.AbramsMD, MS,SriKomanduriMD,Nicholas J.ShaheenMD, MPH,ZengriWangPhD,Richard I.RothsteinMD

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