Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG)

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About the ESG Procedure

Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG) involves passing a lighted instrument (a gastroscope) into the stomach. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia for maximum comfort and safety.

Using this instrument, a series of stitches are placed in the stomach, reducing the size of the stomach space, creating a “sleeve” and reducing the amount of food the patient can eat at one time and increasing the sensation of fullness after eating. This should result in weight loss. Contact Bariatric Endoscopy Tampa Bay today!

The Benefits of ESG

This procedure is comparable to gastric sleeve surgery but has several advantages. There are no abdominal scars and no portion of the stomach is removed. Because this is a nonsurgical procedure, there is less risk of complications, less pain, and faster recovery. There is less time off needed from work and faster return to normal activities.

The procedure is performed at an ambulatory surgery center as opposed to a hospital and is, therefore, more economical. 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.