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Obesity Surgery

, Volume 19, Issue 6, pp 788–790 | Cite as

Argon Plasma Coagulation and Gastric Bypass—A Novel Solution to Stomal Dilation

  • Ahmad AlyEmail author
Case Report

Abstract

A patulous gastro-enterostomy after gastric bypass is a common cause of poor restriction and poor weight loss. Revisional surgery is an option but may be hazardous. This case report highlights the use of argon plasma coagulation by flexible endoscopy to reduce stomal size, improve restriction, and avoid revisional surgery.

Keywords

Gastric bypass Argon plasma coagulation Dilated stoma Endoscopy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Austin HospitalMelbourneAustralia

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