Is Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG) Right for You?
Are you struggling to lose weight through healthy eating and exercise? Weight loss issues cause many people to turn to non-surgical options such as endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty and Suture Sculpt. The results from these types of non-surgical outpatient procedures speak for themselves, and they can help you lose and maintain your weight loss.
How does endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty weight loss work? Let’s take a closer look at what you can expect from this procedure.
How Does Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty Work?
Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG) uses a technique known as Suture Sculpt to reduce the functional volume of the stomach and cause weight loss. This non-surgical intervention makes you feel full fast, training you to eat smaller portions and shrinking your stomach volume by up to 60%. Despite this decrease in volume, the stomach will still maintain its natural blood, nerve supply, and intestinal continuity.
Many prospective patients are curious about just how this procedure works to bring about weight loss.
The ESG Procedure
The procedure itself is short and simple. A suturing device is inserted into the stomach endoscopically. You will go under general anesthesia for a short period, but there are no incisions made. Everything gets carried out using endoscopic techniques, which means that it takes place inside the stomach from the outside.
Recovery times are relatively short for this procedure compared to more invasive procedures such as bariatric surgery. You should be able to return to your normal activities (e.g., work, exercise, etc.) in just a few days.
The good news about this procedure is that it does not change how your body absorbs nutrients from the food you eat. You will still get all of the same nutritional value from your favorite foods with the sleeve on, but you will be eating less. As a result, you may want to consider taking a multivitamin to supplement your diet.
How to Get the Most Out of Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty Weight Loss
As the patient’s stomach size shrinks due to the procedure, they will naturally find themselves feeling fuller after smaller meals. This helps you learn to consume less food in general. Portion control knowledge and conditioning are essential to maintain your long-term weight loss with any endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty.
In addition to the initial procedure, all of our patients receive monitoring for one year. You will also receive lifetime nutritional counseling to help you learn better ways to diet.
Patients can best sustain endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty weight loss when they commit to a healthier lifestyle. Consuming healthy foods and exercising regularly are essential steps for getting the most out of this procedure. While an ESG can be helpful to kickstart your weight loss, you must still put in the work to maintain your weight loss gains.
How Much Weight Can You Lose?
Many people are interested in the endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty results. You might be surprised at just how much weight you can lose in a short time with this procedure. What can you expect in terms of the average amount of weight loss?
In the First Year
Over the first 12 months, most patients lose about 20 percent of their body weight. While this may be the most dramatic time for their weight loss, they will continue to see weight loss through the following twelve months, as well, especially if they keep up with portion control and routine exercise.
Here are the statistics that most people want to see when you’re considering endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty:
- 15 percent of total body weight loss in the first 6 months
- 18 percent of total body weight loss in the first 12 months
- 24 percent of total body weight loss in the first 24 months
Keep in mind that individual results may vary from these averages.
Your commitment to a healthy lifestyle and continued portion control is the determining factor in how much weight you can lose. Results depend on how active you are and how well you stick to a healthy diet.
Schedule a Consultation for the Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty
If you feel that this procedure could be the right fit for you, set up a consultation with one of our experienced experts at Batash Endoscopic Weight Loss Center in Rego Park, New York. The doctors in our office will take the time to discuss your medical history and weight loss goal. At the end of the consultation, we’ll determine whether you are a good candidate for this procedure!