How Much Weight Can You Lose With Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty?

It is no secret that obesity has become a serious health concern in the U.S. and throughout the world. Millions of individuals seek effective weight loss solutions to improve their overall health and quality of life; however, the epidemic continues to worsen.

While traditional bariatric surgeries like gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy have been shown to be successful in promoting weight loss, only around 1% of the individuals who qualify for these surgeries actually have them. Perhaps they are deterred by the surgical risks, permanent alterations to the digestive system, and long recovery time.

In recent years, a significantly less invasive procedure known as Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG) has gained popularity as a promising option for obese individuals. This article will discuss the ESG procedure, and its benefits, and answer the question, “How much weight can you lose with endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty?”

What is Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG)?

Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG), also sometimes called the “accordion procedure,” is a minimally invasive, non-surgical, outpatient weight loss procedure. It involves the use of an endoscope, a thin, flexible tube equipped with a camera and a special suturing device, to reduce the size of the stomach without any external incisions.

An Overview Of The ESG Procedure

During the ESG procedure, the gastroenterologist inserts the endoscope through the mouth and into the stomach, where specialized suturing devices are used to create multiple full-thickness stitches to alter the shape and size of the stomach. These sutures are carefully placed to reduce the stomach’s capacity, making it shorter and thinner, effectively forming a tube-like shape similar to a traditional sleeve gastrectomy. The procedure usually takes around 60 to 90 minutes to complete.

The ESG Procedure Offers Many Benefits

  • ESG is a non-surgical procedure, which means it does not involve any incisions or modifications to the digestive tract. As a result, complications typically associated with traditional bariatric surgeries are significantly less likely;
  • The use of an endoscope allows for a less invasive approach, resulting in reduced pain, shorter recovery times, and no visible scarring;
  • Unlike traditional bariatric surgeries, ESG is a reversible procedure. The sutures that are used to reduce the stomach’s size can be removed if necessary, restoring the stomach to its original state;
  • ESG does not involve rerouting or bypassing the intestines, which means there is no risk of malabsorption of nutrients;
  • There are no activity restrictions after undergoing ESG. Individuals can get back to their normal routines as soon as they feel up to it.

How Much Weight Can You Lose With Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty?

The amount of weight an individual can lose with ESG varies depending on various factors, including their starting weight, degree of lifestyle changes, and adherence to post-procedure guidelines. Studies have shown that ESG can lead to significant weight loss comparable to traditional bariatric surgeries. On average, patients can expect to lose between 50% and 70% of their excess body weight, or around 20% of their total body weight, within the first year after the procedure.

You might wonder, “What is the difference between excess body weight and total body weight?” Each individual has a weight range that is considered healthy according to the universally used BMI scale. This healthy weight range is often referred to as the patient’s “goal” weight or “ideal weight.” When the term “excess weight” is used, it means the number of pounds the person has to lose to reach their ideal weight. When the term “total body weight” is used, it means the individual’s current weight and the percentage of weight they have lost compared to their starting weight.

Here is an example. Joe weighs 300 pounds, but his healthy weight for his height is 180 pounds. Joe has 120 pounds to lose, which is his ‘excess weight.” Compared to his total body weight of 300 pounds, Joe needs to lose 40% of his total body weight to reach his ideal weight of 180 pounds.

How much weight can Joe lose with endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty?

  • An average of 20% of his total body weight would be 60 pounds;
  • Between 50% and 70% of his excess weight would be between 60 pounds and 84 pounds.

How Much Weight Have Patients Lost With ESG At Batash Endoscopic Weight Loss Center?

Our team is fully dedicated to providing the highest level of support to our patients to help them succeed in reaching their weight loss goals. We have seen amazing weight loss results after ESG, and the lives of individuals transformed. Many have seen their obesity-related conditions go into remission, and they no longer have to take daily medication. They have been able to participate in activities that were not possible for them prior to their weight loss.

It is important to note that ESG is not a magic solution for weight loss and that it takes work and dedication on the patient’s part. To achieve the best results, individuals must make permanent lifestyle changes that include modifications to their diet, behaviors, and physical activity levels, just to name a few.

Weight Loss Results After Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG)

Take a look at some of these patients’ weight loss results before and after ESG!

This patient lost 33% of her total body weight in one year after endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty. She started her weight loss journey at 224 pounds, was down to 190 pounds after 5 months, 168 pounds after 8 months, and a healthy weight of 151 pounds after a year. A total of 73 pounds lost!

Lost 33% Total Body Weight in 1 year!

This article will discuss the ESG procedure, and its benefits, and answer the question, "How much weight can you lose with endoscopic sleeve?"

Another patient lost 23% of her total body weight after just 4 months. Her starting weight was 202, and after losing 40 pounds in just four months, she is down to a healthier weight of 154.

Revised Bariatric Sleeve *endoscopically* & lost 40 Lbs #weightloss

This article will discuss the ESG procedure, and its benefits, and answer the question, "How much weight can you lose with endoscopic sleeve?"

After endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty, you can lose a significant amount of weight. Just look at this success story! Her starting weight was 185, and just nine months later she was down to 140 after losing 45 pounds with ESG. She lost 24% of her total body weight!

It took only 9 months for this weight loss transformation!

This article will discuss the ESG procedure, and its benefits, and answer the question, "How much weight can you lose with endoscopic sleeve?"

To learn more about how much weight you can lose with endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty, watch this video as our patient tells you about her weight loss results with ESG and about her recovery.

Nilda Rosario's Follow-Up With Dr. Batash - A Year After Her Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty

A year ago, Nilda Rosario has had an endoscopic gastric sleeve for weight loss. Today, she shares how her life changed since that and what benefits Suture Sculpt gave her.

Where Can I Get The Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty Procedure?

Batash Endoscopic Weight Loss Center is the premier location to have your endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty procedure. We treat patients from both near and far and can effectively accommodate out-of-town patients.

Suture Sculpt endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty is a safe and effective option for individuals seeking weight loss without undergoing major surgery. This minimally invasive procedure offers numerous benefits and can lead to significant weight loss. How much weight you can lose with endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty largely depends on your commitment to adopting healthy lifestyle habits long-term after the procedure.

Contact us today to set up an appointment to find out how ESG can benefit you and to learn more about how you can lose weight with endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty.

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