What is the TORe Procedure?
The TORe procedure stands for “Transoral Outlet Reduction”. This procedure is available for some patients who have previously undergone Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery. The procedure is a minimally invasive endoscopic procedure performed through the mouth with no incisions.
Some patients may regain weight many years after gastric bypass surgery as a result of dilation, or enlarging, of the stomach pouch outlet (the outlet is sometimes referred to as the gastrojejunostomy or the GJ anastomosis). The TORe procedure involves using a specialized scope (flexible camera) with a suturing device on the end of the scope to make the stomach pouch and the outlet opening smaller. Reducing the outlet and pouch volume helps patients feel full faster after smaller portioned meals; this can help patients lose some of the weight they regained after their initial surgery.