If you have been struggling with your weight and have considered bariatric surgery, you may have realized that qualifying for a gastric sleeve or another surgical procedure can be quite a challenge. Although bariatric surgery can be quite effective in helping obese individuals lose a considerable amount of weight, it does not come without certain risks, possible complications, and a hospital stay.
You may have heard a bit about a fairly new procedure that was approved by the FDA after patients lost twice as much weight as predicted during the clinical trials. This procedure does not involve surgery or any incisions, and most patients recover in only about a week. Suture Sculpt Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG) is fast becoming one of the most sought-after non-surgical weight loss procedures because of its extremely low-risk profile and highly effective weight loss results.
You may be asking yourself, “Where can I get this life-transforming procedure? Where can I find an endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG) doctor near me?” Today we are going to talk about ESG and hear from some doctors who are experts in performing ESG including one who actually helped pioneer the procedure!
What Is Suture Sculpt Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG)?
Suture Sculpt Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty is a non-surgical outpatient weight loss procedure that can be used for people with a BMI of 30 or higher. It reduces the patient’s functional stomach volume by about 70% of its previous size, which restricts portion sizes and helps patients lose weight. The decreased stomach size also allows patients to feel “full” for prolonged periods of time.
ESG is performed endoscopically, which means that there are no incisions. A special medical tool that resembles a hollow flexible tube that is outfitted with a tiny camera and light called an endoscope is carefully lowered down a patient’s throat while they are under mild sedation. The hollow aspect of the tool allows other specialized tools to be lowered down through the endoscope and used for the procedure. The entire procedure takes place from inside the stomach, unlike gastric sleeve surgery, which requires 4 to 5 abdominal incisions.
During Suture Sculpt ESG, the doctor uses a real-time video feed from the endoscopic camera to guide their movements. The patient’s stomach is shaped into a much smaller tube-like pouch, and then a special suturing device is used to place stitches in strategic locations to hold the shape. The procedure usually takes between 45 minutes and an hour.
After the procedure, patients are observed for a few hours and then discharged to be driven home by a friend or family member to comfortably recover at home. There are no activity restrictions after the ESG, and most patients are back to their normal schedule in a few days.
Where Can I Get The Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty Procedure?
Great news for those of you who live in New York State or are willing to travel. There is an endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty doctor right here near Manhattan! Dr. Steven Batash of the Batash Endoscopic Weight Loss Center in NYC is an expert in ESG and in the treatment of obesity.
Read more about the most highly skilled endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty doctor in New York State below.
Dr. Steven Batash
- BA – Columbia University
- MD – from NYU Medical School
- Board Certified by ABIM in Gastroenterology
- Fellow American College of Gastroenterology
- Clinical Assistant Professor NYU School of Medicine
Dr. Steven Batash is one of the foremost authorities in the world on non-surgical approaches to weight loss. He has worked closely with the doctors who pioneered the procedures he utilizes and has a long list of patients who have experienced weight loss success in the United States, Europe, and South America.
Dr. Batash has a passion for teaching, and he frequently invites other physicians to his endoscopic facility to observe him perform endoscopic weight loss techniques. He also enjoys mentoring fellows in gastroenterology at Bellevue Hospital (NYU).
Dr. Batash has practiced medicine for over three decades and has performed thousands of procedures. NBC News, ABC News, and USA Today have all cited Dr. Batash as a medical expert during his more than 30 years of serving the New York City community.
Dr. Batash about Suture Sculplt ESG
Watch the following video to learn more about Dr. Steven Batash as this endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty doctor in New York talks about weight loss and answers several frequently asked questions.
What Is Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty and How Does It Work? Dr. Batash Explains
In this video, we're talking about the Suture Sculpt (endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty) with Dr. Batash. Dr. Batash is a world-renowned expert in the field of endobariatrics, and he's here to explain what endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty is and how it works.
If you have struggled with weight loss, give us a call today. At Batash Endoscopic Weight Loss Center, we understand the complexities of obesity and know that there are many factors that influence an individual’s ability to lose weight and keep it off. We understand the common misconception that willpower is all that is required to lose weight.
There is no reason to go through weight loss by yourself; we are here to support you all the way. Our amazing OnTrack coaching program gives you nutritional counseling for life after undergoing endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty with our doctor in our New York State-based weight loss center.
Contact us today to set up your appointment. Our expertly skilled endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty doctor, Dr. Batash along with the entire team at Batash Endoscopic Weight Loss Center, are ready to help you become healthier and see that you succeed in reaching your weight loss goals.