Minimally Invasive Bariatric Procedure Brings Relief, Joy in Food Again
Stephanie Cortez battled weight issues for most of her life, until she decided to undergo gastric bypass surgery. She adopted a healthier lifestyle and better eating habits. But everything changed in 2014 when Stephanie developed a bleeding stomach ulcer and was diagnosed with dumping syndrome – a condition that occurs when food moves from the stomach into the small bowl too rapidly. Stephanie decided it was time to visit Mayo Clinic, where doctors recommended she undergo a transoral outlet reduction to alleviate her symptoms. Now Stephanie is able to go out with her husband and enjoy her favorite foods without worrying about getting sick, all thanks to team at Mayo Clinic.