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Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG)
What is endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG)?
How is ESG performed?
Who is a suitable candidate for ESG?
How is ESG different from a surgical sleeve gastrectomy?
What are the risks of ESG?
How soon can I return to work after ESG?
How much weight can I expect to lose after ESG?
Is there any pain associated with ESG?
Can I become pregnant after ESG?
ESG After Gastric Sleeve Surgery
What is ESG after gastric sleeve surgery?
The procedure is carried out under general anesthesia. A flexible lighted instrument (gastroscope) is placed into the mouth and advanced to the stomach, and using a special device, stitches are placed in the stomach to make it smaller.
What causes regain of weight after gastric sleeve surgery?
Who is a suitable candidate for ESG after gastric sleeve surgery?
What are the advantages of ESG after gastric sleeve surgery compared to a surgical repair?
What are the risks of ESG after gastric sleeve surgery?
How soon can I return to work after ESG after gastric sleeve surgery?
Is there any pain associated with ESG after gastric sleeve surgery?
Endoscopic Revision After Gastric Bypass
What is Endoscopic Revision after Gastric Bypass?
What causes regain of weight after Gastric Bypass?
Who is a suitable candidate for Endoscopic Revision after Gastric Bypass?
What are the advantages of Endoscopic Revision compared to a surgical repair?
What are the risks of Endoscopic Revision?
The risks would include those associated with general anesthesia. In addition, there is a small risk of bleeding and infection. Overall however, the risks are much less than with the alternative procedure, a surgical repair.
How soon can I return to work after Endoscopic Revision?
You should plan to take at least 3 days off after the procedure to recover.
How much weight can I expect to lose after Endoscopic Revision?
The amount of weight loss depends on how closely you follow the diet and exercise program.
Is there any pain associated with Endoscopic Revision
ORBERA Gastric Weight Loss Balloon
What is ORBERA?
The ORBERA Managed Weight Loss System is a non-surgical procedure that helps patients lose weight and maintain weight loss. The procedure involves placement of a soft silicone rubber balloon into the stomach. The balloon takes up about one third of the space in the stomach, and can create a feeling of fullness so the patient consumes a smaller quantity of food, leading to weight loss. The balloon remains in the stomach for six months, and then is removed.
Who would be a good candidate for the ORBERA balloon?
The ORBERA balloon is a good option for patients age 22 and over, who are moderately overweight, with a BMI of 30-40, and have been unable to lose weight with diet and exercise alone. The ORBERA balloon is intended to work with diet, exercise, and behavior modification to achieve and maintain weight loss.
How is the ORBERA balloon inserted?
The ORBERA balloon is placed on an outpatient basis at a surgery center. The procedure is performed under IV Anesthesia and takes about 30 minutes. Using a lighted instrument, the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum are inspected. The deflated balloon is placed through the mouth into the stomach and the balloon is filled with saline (salt water) solution until it is the size of a grapefruit. The balloon is removed in six months in the same way.
What are the side effects of the ORBERA balloon?
Most patients will experience nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain after placement of the ORBERA balloon. In most cases, the symptoms will be mild to moderate. Symptoms of GERD (heartburn) occur in about one third of cases. These symptoms usually resolve after one week, but can last up to 2 weeks. We will prescribe medications to help with these symptoms.
How much weight can I expect to lose with the ORBERA balloon?
The average person loses three times more weight than with diet and exercise alone. The average weight loss is about 22 lbs., but following the diet and exercise program closely can result in greater weight loss.
What if I get pregnant?
We will not place the ORBERA balloon if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant in the next six months. If you become pregnant after the balloon is placed, it will need to be removed after consultation with your obstetrician.