Revision Endolumenal Therapies for Weight Recidivism

  • Natan Zundel
  • Manoel Galvão Neto
  • Luiz Gustavo de Quadros
  • Josemberg Marins Campos


The number of overweight and obese people has been increasing year by year for decades, and the number of surgeries and procedures to control this disease has increased proportionately. Bariatric surgery is the best treatment for advanced cases, but presents a relapse rate of around 20%. In cases of weight recidivism after gastric bypass, endolumenal treatments are important adjuvant therapies to reintegrate patients with the specialized multidisciplinary team. Therapies using endoscopic sutures with or without argon plasma coagulation are notable in the treatment of dilated gastrojejunal anastomosis and enlarged pouches. In conclusion, endolumenal procedures have been shown to be safe and effective for this purpose with high success rates.


Endolumenal treatment Weight recidivism Bariatric surgery Bariatric endoscopy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Natan Zundel
    • 1
  • Manoel Galvão Neto
    • 1
  • Luiz Gustavo de Quadros
    • 2
  • Josemberg Marins Campos
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryFlorida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International UniversityMiamiUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryABC Medical School and Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Clinical HospitalSao Jose do Rio PretoBrazil
  3. 3.Department of Surgery, Clinical Hospital, Department of SurgeryFederal University of Pernambuco (UFPE)RecifeBrazil

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