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NorthShore University HealthSystem Only Hospital in the Region to Use Incisionless Procedure to Reduce Weight Regain
Date:3/6/2009

NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) now offers a new incision-free procedure to reverse weight gain after gastric bypass surgery.

Evanston, IL (Vocus) March 6, 2009 -- NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) now offers a new incision-free procedure to reverse weight gain after gastric bypass surgery.

“Revisional Obesity Surgery Endolumenal (ROSE) is very new,” said Dr. Michael Ujiki, who has extensive training in the procedure. “There are approximately 9 centers in the United States performing the procedure and we are the first in the region. Given the number of patients who have undergone gastric bypass in our region over the last 20 years, we predict that the ROSE procedure will become a popular and effective tool in the fight against obesity.

Every year more than 100,000 U.S. patients undergo gastric bypass surgery for the treatment of obesity. Experience now shows approximately 20 percent of these patients will regain weight within a few years after the surgery, due to the stretching of the stomach, and will be at renewed risk for diseases.

Ujiki adds, “The ideal candidate is one that is at least two years out from gastric bypass, who originally lost weight, and is now regaining that weight. A lot of patients who regain weight, unfortunately also suffer recurrences of those diseases associated with obesity such as diabetes, hypertension and sleep apnea. The ROSE procedure should result in weight loss and resolution of these obesity-related conditions.”

The ROSE procedure uses instruments inserted through the mouth to reduce the size of a patient’s stomach pouch and the opening to the small intestine to help patients achieve weight loss again. To perform the scarl
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