Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty is a weight loss procedure that works by reducing the size of your stomach with a non-surgical tool known as an endoscopic suturing device. It’s meant for those in need of a significant weight loss, particularly if diet and exercise haven’t helped in the past. We encourage you to discover the many advantages of endoscopic sleeves and see if you may be a good candidate for the procedure.
About Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty
Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty works by restricting the size of your stomach so it’s able to accommodate less food. By eating less, you’ll consume fewer calories on a regular basis. This is what leads to such significant weight loss. The main goal of this treatment is to provide weight loss in those who are greatly overweight. A secondary benefit is that such weight loss will likely lead to lower risk of certain medical conditions. These include high blood pressure, gastroesophageal reflux disease, sleep apnea, heart attack, stroke and type 2 diabetes.
Advantages of Endoscopic Sleeves
This procedure is non-surgical, which leads it to have fewer complications and a more comfortable recovery period than other bariatric weight loss methods. Your stomach will still function normally. You’ll be able to eat most of the same foods you eat now, but in smaller quantities. An added bonus to this type of procedure is that it removes the part of the stomach that controls hunger. Therefore, you should have a smaller appetite. Your intestine will remain intact, so you shouldn’t have any issues with obstruction or other problems that can occur with bariatric surgeries. There will be less acid secretion with this type of weight loss treatment, so concerns about ulcers are minimal. No foreign bodies to worry about will be introduced into your system to cause complications, and no future adjustments will need to be made.
Candidates for the Procedures
This weight loss treatment is best for those whose BMI is 30 or above and who have not been able to keep weight off in the past with traditional methods. Those who aren’t candidates for bariatric weight loss surgery may qualify for endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty. You should be in good health. Those with serious medical issues may not be good candidates. In particular, those with hiatal hernia larger than 3 centimeters, gastrointestinal bleeding or who have had stomach surgery in the past are not suitable for the procedure. In addition, it’s important that you are committed to eating healthy and exercising in order to maintain your weight loss. Participation in behavioral therapy and follow-up medical exams will also be expected of you.
Once you understand what endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty is and the advantages of endoscopic sleeves, you may have a better idea if this procedure is for you. To learn more, feel free to make an appointment with Batash Medical. At our convenient location in Rego Park, NY, our caring and dedicated team of professionals will be pleased to explain this option to you in greater detail and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation!