Have you had an invasive weight loss surgery such as Gastric Bypass or Roux-En-Y to help treat your obesity? If so, have you been one of the many who have developed common complications from these procedures? If the answer is yes, then you may be very interested in this innovative procedure.

StomaphyX is an innovative FDA-approved single-use surgical device that can be used to create strong large tissue folds in the gastrointestinal tract, in order to achieve weight loss.

StomaphyX is performed under general anesthesia, the procedure takes approximately 30 minutes and most patients can return to their daily activities the next day or within a few days, on a soft liquid diet for roughly two weeks. StomaphyX is inserted through the mouth and is gently advanced into the stomach under direct visualization of the endoscopic camera. Once inside the stomach, the stomach wall is suctioned into the device’s tissue port creating a large tissue fold, and non-absorbable fasteners are then placed across the fold to hold the tissue in place.

StomaphyX has been proven to be safer than traditional invasive weight loss surgeries such as Gastric Bypass surgery or Roux en Y because it does not involve incisions on organs or on skin. The side effects have shown to be minimal or transient, and risks of incisional herniation, infection, adhesions or visible scarring have been proven to be reduced or eliminated. The StomaphyX procedure is mainly an attractive replacement for revisional surgery of invasive weight loss surgeries, which can be very dangerous.