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Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty ESG

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Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty ESG

Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty is a minimally invasive weight loss procedure that uses an endoscopic suturing (stitching) device, named gastroscope, to reduce the stomach’s size and volume.

The procedure is performed under general anesthesia for maximum safety and comfort. Using the instrument, stitches are placed in order to make the stomach smaller. This procedure limits the amount that can be eaten and increases the sensation of fullness after eating, which helps you lose weight over time.

For the right candidate, ESG may be a less invasive alternative to laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. Both procedures reduce the stomach size, but the surgical approach does so by removing part of the stomach, while ESG uses stitches to bring folds of the stomach together like an accordion. Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty is reversible for most patients.

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Advantages Compared to a Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

ESG and surgical sleeve gastrectomy both restrict the capacity of the stomach and lead to weight loss. In a sleeve gastrectomy, a portion of the stomach is cut out and removed permanently. In ESG the stomach is not removed.

ESG is a nonsurgical procedure so there is less risk of complications, less pain, no scar, faster return to work and daily activities, and less cost because it is performed at an ambulatory surgery center as opposed to a hospital.

Patients with serious heart or lung problems, stroke, cirrhosis, drug or alcohol abuse, or who are on blood thinners would not be good candidates for this procedure.