Gastrogastric Fistula

What is Gastrogastric Fistula?

Gastrogastric fistula (GGF), is when a channel forms between the gastric pouch and gastric remnant, allowing nutrients to pass through the ‘old route’ rather than bypassing the duodenum.

Gastrogastric Fistula can be fixed with revision surgery. Revisional Bariatric Surgery or Revision Surgery is a procedure that is performed to reverse or repair a previously performed weight loss surgery. It is needed for patients who have had no success with weight loss or have regained more weight after having weight loss surgery. In addition, it might also be required for those who have experienced some complications such as pouch enlargement, ulcers, or loosening of the lap band after the weight loss surgery.

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