Endoscopic outlet and pouch repair
The Advanced Surgical Bariatrics of New Jersey now offers qualified patients an endoscopic procedure than will reduce the capacity of which food can enter the stomach. A small flexible endoscope and other specialized devices will allow for sutures to be properly placed through the endoscope. Similar to a standard endoscope, the scope and suturing devices are inserted through the mouth and into the stomach pouch. Once the sutures are placed around the outlet to reduce the diameter, they typically reduce the outlet from the size of a silver dollar to the size of a dime. Additional sutures in the stomach pouch may be placed to reduce more of its volume capacity if needed.