Posted September 19, 2012 in Uncategorized
GBRx: The Prescription for Looking Like You Again™
In 2009, we published an article in Bariatric Times about our trademark procedure: GBRX. The following is a summary:
Many patients who have undergone bariatric surgery or massive weight loss through medical regimens have found that the inelasticity of their skin and the large amounts of excess skin are equally as distressing as what led them to undergo bariatric surgery in the first place. The face deflates, the arms have tremendous amounts of excess skin, the breasts and chest wall sag and lose their volume. The abdominal wall is possibly the area that is affected the most, with skin hanging over the pubic region and sometimes to the middle of the thighs. The thighs themselves can be tremendously disfigured and have large volumes of excess skin.
To help remedy these problems, our practice has devised the GBRx™ staged surgical approach for reconstructing the body after massive weight loss. The surgery is designed to improve the functional, aesthetic and psychological aspects associated with these patients. The patients who undergo these procedures are usually at least 15 months out from their gastric bypass procedure and plateaued with their weight loss.
On September 19, 2012, a 6-year study was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association about the longer-term health benefits of Gastric Bypass Reconstruction. The following is a summary, in non-scientific terms: