Suture Sculpt Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty
What Is Suture Sculpt Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG)?
Suture Sculpt endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty is a non-invasive and non-surgical procedure that reshapes and reduces the patient’s stomach size by 70%-80%. The results of the procedure are similar to that of gastric sleeve surgery (VSG) but without all the associated surgical risks.
Suture Sculpt ESG is performed as an outpatient procedure so there is no hospital stay and patients are discharged to recover comfortably at home in just a few hours.
The recovery time from Suture Sculpt ESG is much shorter than for gastric sleeve or other types of bariatric surgery so patients can return to their normal routine much faster. You can be back to your normal routine in a matter of a few days after the procedure.
Who Is A Candidate For Suture Sculpt ESG?
Candidates that qualify for Suture Sculpt ESG normally have a body mass index of 27 or higher and have not been successful in using traditional diet and exercise to reach their weight loss goals.
Patients who do not wish to undergo surgery, could not have surgery due to health reasons, or may not qualify for traditional weight loss surgery are also excellent candidates for the Suture Sculpt ESG procedure.
How Much Weight Can I Expect To Lose With Suture Sculpt ESG?
The average patient loses between 20%-30% of their total body weight or 60%-70% of the excess body weight they are carrying.
Excess body weight is the difference between the patient’s current weight and their ideal weight. For instance, a patient who weighs 250 pounds and an ideal weight of 150 pounds is carrying 100 pounds of excess weight. If they lose about 70% of the excess weight in a year post-procedure, they will weigh approximately 180 pounds.
The patient’s degree of dedication to making permanent lifestyle changes that include a healthy low-calorie diet and plenty of exercises will help determine the weight loss potential. Many of our patients have lost close to 100 pounds in only 12 months after having the Suture Sculpt ESG procedure.
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What Is The Suture Sculpt Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty Procedure?
Suture Sculpt Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty is performed using an endoscope and a special suturing device. With the patient sedated, the endoscope is lowered down the patient’s throat to gain access to the stomach.
The endoscope allows a physician to view the stomach through the camera. The walls of the stomach are usually marked up with a special device and then the patient’s stomach size is reduced to about 70%-80% of its original size by using sutures. The Physician reshapes the stomach using the overstitch suturing device to strategically place a series of 4 to 12 sutures in the stomach and makes it shorter and smaller. Through the process, the natural blood & nerve supply and intestinal continuity remain unaltered.
Patients are monitored for a few hours post-procedure and then discharged to return home.
How Does Suture Sculpt ESG Work For Weight Loss?
During the Suture Sculpt ESG procedure, the stomach is made much smaller and shorter. The smaller stomach size acts as portion control for the patient and only allows a small amount of food to be ingested during mealtime. The new shape of the stomach also slows down digestion and food stays in the stomach longer and helps patients feel satisfied and “full” for a long period of time promoting weight loss. The endoscopic sleeve promotes satiety and prolongs satiation!
How Long Is The Recovery From Suture Sculpt ESG?
Recovery is much easier and shorter than that of bariatric surgery, and most patients are able to return to work and resume their normal activities within a matter of days.
Often, patients experience side effects from the use of general anesthesia including nausea, vomiting, and fatigue but these are only temporary and dissipate within the first few days, if not hours.
Suture Sculpt ESG has no physical activity restrictions, and most patients report little to no pain following the procedure. The doctor will provide special dietary guidelines for the patient to follow as their stomach heals and acclimates to its new shape and size.
What Happens After The Suture Sculpt ESG Procedure?
At Batash Endoscopic Weight Loss Center, patients are not left to make it on their own once the procedure has been completed, we are here to support you along your weight loss journey.
To ensure patient success in achieving their weight loss goals, we provide ongoing nutritional support and monitoring for 1 year, as well as lifetime access to our OnTrack wellness program. The OnTrack program is specifically designed to help our patients achieve their goals and maintain long-term weight loss.
As with other weight loss procedures, Suture Sculpt works best when combined with a longstanding commitment to a healthy diet and lifestyle that includes regular exercise.
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How Much Does Suture Sculpt Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty Cost?
The cost of the Suture Sculpt ESG procedure varies. Usually, this investment in your health not only includes the procedure cost but ongoing support and monitoring for a full year and access to comprehensive nutritional counseling. Different procedure packages can be designed to accommodate unique patient needs.
At Batash Endoscopic Weight Loss Center, we know that financial restrictions can make it challenging to obtain the treatment you need and deserve so we offer CareCredit and United Medical Credit financing to our patients. One of our expert team members would be happy to discuss the cost of the procedure and financing options with you and answer any questions you may have.
Is Suture Sculpt Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty Covered By Insurance?
At this time Suture Sculpt ESG is not covered by insurance. Historically, new procedures that are born through advancements in medicine are rarely embraced quickly by insurance companies.
If you are interested in learning more about the Suture Sculpt ESG procedure or find out if it is right for you, contact Batash Endoscopic Weight Loss Center today! We are here to help you achieve your weight goals.