Endoscopic sleeve surgery is a type of weight-loss procedure that reduces the size of your stomach by using an endoscopic suturing device. The procedure is suitable for individuals who have a body mass index of 30 or more and haven’t been able to lose weight with diet and exercise.
Just like other weight-loss procedures, optimal results are achieved through a healthier lifestyle. Individuals who have the procedure administered will need to make permanent changes to their diet and get plenty of exercise. Not only can the procedure lead to a healthy weight, it can also lower the risk of weight-related health conditions, such as:
- High blood pressure
- Sleep apnea
- Heart disease
- Type 2 diabetes
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease
How to Prepare and What to Expect
Before the procedure, you will need a medical examination and lab testing. There may be restrictions on eating and drinking, and your medications may be adjusted before the procedure.
Endoscopic sleeve surgery is typically performed as an outpatient procedure. General anesthesia will be administered before the procedure. The procedure is used with an endoscope, which is a flexible tube that has a camera and endoscopic suturing device attached. Once the endoscope is inserted down the throat into the stomach, the camera will enable the doctor to perform the procedure without having to make incisions to the abdomen.
The sutures will change the shape of the stomach, which makes it appear like a tube. This will restrict the amount of calories that are absorbed into the body because you will feel full with less food.
The procedure typically takes about 90 minutes to complete. Most individuals can go home the same day once they are recovered from sedation, and patients can typically return to work after a few days of recovery. Our staff will let you know of any specific aftercare instructions you should be aware of.
Medical studies have shown that endoscopic sleeve surgery is a powerful tool to help with weight loss. Individuals typically lost up to 20% of their body weight and consumed 59% less calories two years after undergoing the procedure.
We welcome the opportunity to help you achieve a healthy weight. If you want to find out more about endoscopic sleeve surgery, the educated staff at Batash Medical would be more than happy to answer your questions. We are conveniently located in Rego Park, NY. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!