Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG) is an innovative and minimally invasive weight loss procedure that can help individuals achieve significant and sustained weight loss. It is performed using an endoscope, a flexible tube with a camera and other tools inserted through the mouth, which allows the doctor to visualize and treat the stomach without making any incisions.
During the ESG procedure, the doctor uses sutures and special endoscopic instruments to reduce the size of the stomach. This reshaping of the stomach limits its capacity, leading to a feeling of fullness even with smaller amounts of food. By reducing the stomach's size, ESG helps control portion sizes and promotes weight loss.
What are the advantages of Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG)?
ESG is a non-surgical procedure, meaning it does not require any incisions or large scars. It is performed entirely through the mouth, eliminating the need for abdominal surgery. This minimally invasive approach reduces the risk of complications and allows for a faster recovery compared to traditional weight loss surgeries.
No Implants or Removal
Unlike some other weight loss procedures, ESG does not involve the placement of any devices or the need for their subsequent removal. The reshaping of the stomach is achieved using sutures and does not rely on foreign objects or implants.
ESG is typically performed on an outpatient basis, meaning you can return home the same day. It eliminates the need for a hospital stay, making it a convenient option for those seeking weight loss treatment.
The Stomach After Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG)
Who is eligible for Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG)?
Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty may be recommended for individuals who are overweight or obese and have struggled to lose weight through traditional methods such as diet and exercise. It can be an effective option for people with a body mass index (BMI) ranging from 30 to 40 or those with a BMI of 27 to 30 who have associated weight-related health issues.
It's important to note that ESG is not suitable for everyone. The eligibility for this procedure is determined through a comprehensive evaluation by a weight loss doctor. Factors such as overall health, medical history, and weight loss goals will be taken into consideration to determine if ESG is the right option for you.
If you're considering ESG, it's essential to consult with a qualified weight loss specialist who can assess your individual circumstances and provide personalized guidance on whether this procedure is suitable for you.
Remember, ESG is just one of the available options for weight loss, and your doctor will help you explore the best approach based on your unique needs and goals.
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