What is Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty?
Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty is a minimally invasive weight-loss procedure where a suturing device is inserted into the throat and down into the stomach. Just as with other weight-loss procedures, patients need to make permanent healthy changes to their lifestyle and diet. Commitment to these lifestyle changes, in addition to regular physical activity, helps to ensure the long-term success of endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty.
Am I The Right Candidate?
Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty may be a suitable option for you if you are overweight with a body mass index of 30 or more and you have tried all means of exercise and diet and they have been unsuccessful. This procedure does not only help you lose weight, but it may lower your risk of the following weight-related health concerns:
- Sleep apnea
- High blood pressure
- Type 2 diabetes
- Joint pain
- Heart disease and stroke
Benefits of Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty
This procedure leads to significant weight loss. Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty is minimally invasive which reduces the risk of operative complications and promotes a prompt return to normal daily activities. If endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty is combined with lifestyle modification, it can result in 15% to 20% total body weight loss at in one to two years.