Dr. Mathias Fobi explains how the Fobi Pouch is different from the standard gastric bypass procedure. Dr. Fobi is an internationally recognized bariatric surgeon, who has changed the shape of Hollywood heavyweights such as Etta James and American Idol’s Randy Jackson.
This is a picture, or a diagram, of the Fobi Pouch. When I describe this procedure, there were two reasons why I described it. One, before I described it, the gastric bypass was done with the stomach stapled in continuity. That’s when they call it the stapled operation. At that time, staples would break loose and the stomach will reconnect and people would gain weight. So the first thing I introduced was to cut the stomach in two, and at that time I also found out that patients who gained weight, when the opening between the small pouch and the small bowel was straight, so I put this ring here to stop that from stretching.
So those are the two characteristics of the Fobi Pouch. Right now all gastric bypass that are done are transected to stop them from having the staple line disruption and the Fobi Pouch has the ring to keep that opening from stretching and therefore, the weight loss is more than with the gastric bypass and the weight loss lasts longer with this procedure, with a success rate of 90% when you used the Fobi Pouch as opposed to about 70% when you used the regular gastric bypass.
Dr. Mathias A.L. Fobi, M.D., F.A.C.S.:
Dr. Mathias A.L. Fobi, is an internationally recognized bariatric surgeon, who has changed the shape of Hollywood heavyweights such as Etta James and American Idol’s Randy Jackson. MAL, as he is known among friends, was born in Nkwen, a small village in Cameroon, West Africa. He is a member of the first batch, class of 1965, 0f Sacred Heart College in Mankon Bamenda in Cameroon. He came to the USA through the African Scholarship Program for American Universities (ASPAU) in 1966. This was a scholarship program that was inaugurated by President Kennedy along with the Peace Corps Program.
Condition: Obesity, Morbid Obesity, Weight Loss, Morbidly Obese
Related Terms: StomaphyX™, Weight Loss, Bariatric Surgery, LAP-BAND®, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Gastric Sleeve, Revisional Bariatric Surgery, Nutrition, Overweight, BMI, Body Mass Index, Decreased Mobility, Comorbidities, Diabetes, Hypertension, REALIZE®, GERD, Bariatric Seminars, REALIZE® Band, Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery, StomaphyX™
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Expertise: Incisionless Bariatric Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, LAP-BAND®, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Gastric Sleeve, Revisional Bariatric Surgery, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Fobi Pouch