Is Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty Right for Me?

Do dieting and exercise seem ineffective to you as you try to lose weight? As discouraging as your weight loss struggles may feel, you are not alone. Many individuals are looking for treatments that can help them lose weight safely and successfully without having to undergo an invasive surgical procedure. Bariatric surgery has historically been the only option available to patients who have exhausted all other resources.

Suture Sculpt endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG) is a non-surgical procedure that gives patients the same benefits as those who have had bariatric gastric sleeve surgery.

Today we are going to talk about the benefits of ESG and how to find out if this non-surgical weight loss procedure is right for you.

Surgical vs Non-Surgical Stomach Reduction

If you have ever considered bariatric gastric sleeve surgery, then learning about Suture Sculpt ESG is going to make your day!

You probably already know this, but during gastric sleeve surgery, about 75% of the patient’s stomach is permanently excised and surgically removed. Then the remaining sides are brought together and surgically stapled.

Suture Sculpt endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty

The surgery normally lasts 2 hours, and patients remain in the hospital for 1 to 2 days. The recovery takes about four weeks, using the best-case scenario, and patients can lose about 60% of their excess body weight.

During non-surgical Suture Sculpt endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty, the patient’s stomach is reduced by about 75% using a special procedure called endoscopy that does not involve cutting or removing any portion of the stomach. During an endoscopic procedure, the patient’s stomach is accessed through the patient’s throat and made smaller from the inside by folding it into a new, smaller shape and then placing sutures in strategic locations to hold it in place.

The procedure takes about an hour to complete, and patients can go home the same day. Most patients are back to their normal routine in a week or less. Clinical trials reported that the average patient lost between 60% and 70% of their excess body weight.

The Many Benefits Of Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty

Suture Sculpt ESG offers many benefits and is the best choice for helping patients lose weight when compared with gastric sleeve surgery.

Some of the benefits of ESG include:

  1. No incisions are required, so there is no wound aftercare;
  2. Performed as an outpatient procedure;
  3. Short recovery time;
  4. Excellent weight loss potential;
  5. Extremely low-risk;
  6. Improves your health.

Losing a significant amount of weight offers numerous health benefits, including lowering the risk of:

  • Dying prematurely from a host of conditions (some of which are listed below);
  • Heart disease;
  • Stroke;
  • Elevated blood pressure;
  • Abnormal cholesterol and triglyceride levels;
  • Diabetes type II;
  • Gallbladder disease;
  • Osteoarthritis (breakdown of joints);
  • Sleep apnea and respiratory difficulties;
  • Multiple forms of cancer;
  • Diminished quality of life;
  • Clinical depression, anxiety, and other mental diseases;
  • Mobility issues and difficulties performing physical tasks.

How Much Weight Can I Lose With ESG?

The amount of weight you can lose after undergoing an ESG procedure will depend on many factors, including how much excess weight you are carrying and, more importantly, how dedicated you are to making and implementing the lifestyle changes necessary to promote sustained weight loss. Typically, individuals who are heavier will lose more weight.

Suture Sculpt weight loss results after 1 year
Suture Sculpt weight loss results after 1 year

Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty is a tool to help you change your eating habits so you can lose weight successfully, but it will not do the work for you. Just like when you use a tool to complete a job, the tool helps you, but it can’t do the job for you. For instance, if you need to put a screw into a wall, it would be a tough thing to do without a screwdriver, but you are still very much a part of the equation because without you to line it up and rotate it, nothing would happen.

How Can ESG Help Me Lose Weight?

The ESG makes your stomach much smaller, so you are unable to eat as much at each meal. Your smaller stomach also stays full for a longer period of time because it empties out more slowly.

Portion control and the absence of constant hunger pangs make it easier to lose weight. The short recovery time makes it possible to start incorporating exercise into your daily schedule right away to support your weight loss goals.

Am I A Good Candidate For ESG?

To qualify as a candidate for endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty, you should have a BMI (body mass index) of at least 30. If you suffer from an obesity-related illness, like sleep apnea, diabetes, or hypertension, you may also be a good candidate for the procedure. The ideal candidate has tried other methods to lose weight, such as medications, exercise, and dietary changes, without success.

You may not be a good candidate if you have an ulcer or another medical condition related to the stomach, are pregnant, nursing, or plan to become pregnant in the near future. Good candidates also have realistic expectations of what the procedure can do and are committed to making the necessary lifestyle changes to reach their weight loss goals.

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After you undergo endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty and begin to experience the benefits that it can provide, these benefits will extend into every other area of your life. You’ll have more self-confidence and be more willing to get out and make the most of your days.

For more information on weight loss with endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty, talk to the friendly professionals at Batash Endoscopic Weight Loss Center during an initial consultation. For your convenience, we have offices located in New York, NY.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment and get started!

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