MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- Northern Westchester Hospital announced Thursday that Dr. Mitchell Roslin, director of bariatric surgery at Northern Westchester Hospital, conducted an international broadcast of a leading edge bariatric surgery procedure called Stomach Intestinal Pylorus-Sparing Surgery or SIPS.
This innovative procedure is a modification to the duodenal switch procedure and benefits patients by helping to stabilize blood glucose levels after surgery.
The Stomach Intestinal Pylorus-Sparing Surgery technique was broadcast live on May 19, 2015 to the 5th Annual BOMSS Spring Bariatric Symposium at Homerton in London, England on Controversies, Revisions, Innovations, Metabolic Effects & Live Surgeries.
“Patients needing bariatric surgery typically face a multitude of health issues, so anything that we can do to enhance existing procedures and improve outcomes is tremendously beneficial to patients," stated Dr. Mitchell Roslin, director of bariatric surgery at Northern Westchester Hospital. "Through a recent study involving 129 patients, the SIPS procedure was shown to result in fewer complications than other procedures and patients involved in the study maintained an average weight loss of 40 percent of total body weight or 85% of excess weight after the first year."
Roslin has presented and spoken internationally about improved outcomes that are associated with preserving the pyloric valve, which is located at the bottom of the stomach and controls the emptying of solid food from the stomach.
The SIPS technique is based on several research studies conducted by Dr. Roslin and combines a sleeve gastrectomy with a procedure that shortens the amount of intestine used to absorb food. The expectation of the SIPS weight loss procedure is that it can provide weight loss that is greater than sleeve or bypass, and minimize the risk of micronutrient and vitamin deficiency.
For more information on this procedure, visit http://nwhsurgicalweightloss.org/learn-about-your-condition-and-treatment/sips