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Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG) is similar to a traditional gastric sleeve surgery and is an option for treating obesity. ESG is an alternative to surgical sleeve gastrectomy where the stomach is partially removed. ESG endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty is another tool that can help you lose weight loss and preserving your stomach. Using a type of sewing machine, introduced through the mouth and performed without any cutting. It reduces the stomach size to restrict the amount of food a patient can eat. ESG reduces the functional volume of the stomach by reducing the length and width of the gastric cavity. Gastric volume restriction is an important mechanism in achieving substantial weight loss, long-term weight loss.
The advantages of this nonsurgical procedure is that you do not have the side effects associated with more invasive surgery. The procedure is performed in the outpatient setting. Most patients go home the same day. While the expected weight loss will be less than traditional surgery, It still hovers between 15 and 20% total body weight loss. We feel that it is important to have dietary and behavioral counseling throughout this period. The recovery and side effect profile is so much less than traditional surgery. ESG is a very viable option for many patients who either are not candidates for formal surgery or simply do not wish to have such an invasive approach. We find that those who have procedures for weight loss are usually those who have not been successful with dietary and lifestyle changes alone. ESG endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty weight loss