Why Endoscopic Weight Loss?
For a high percentage of overweight people, dieting, exercise, and medication are insufficient when it comes to achieving sustained weight loss.
Why Is It So Hard For Some People To Lose Weight?
After losing weight, our bodies have a natural inclination to return to their set point, or pre-weight-loss weight. The fact that weight loss lowers the metabolism while increasing the appetite makes it all too easy for our bodies to regain lost weight and unfortunately many individuals gain more weight than they initially lost.
The only reliable way to lose weight and keep it off is to reset the body’s set point. One of the most effective methods for resetting the set point is the physical restriction of the stomach through an endoscopic weight loss procedure at Batash Endoscopic Weight Loss Center.
Endoscopic Weight Loss Procedures Can Help Reset The Metabolism
Endoscopic procedures do not require any incisions and are not surgery. An endoscope is a thin hollow tube-like surgical tool that is equipped with a camera and a light. The surgeon conducts the entire procedure through the endoscope that is gently lowered down the patient’s throat. The surgeon is guided by a real-time video projected by the endoscopic camera onto a screen located near the surgeon.
Recovery from endoscopic weight loss procedures is much faster vs. bariatric surgery and also offers significantly fewer risks or complications.
Available Endoscopic Weight Loss Options
Suture Sculpt Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty ESG
Suture Sculpt endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG) is a non-surgical way to reduce the size of the stomach and has proven effective in helping patients lose 60-70% of their excess body weight in a year.
This procedure is sometimes called an endosleeve or referred to as endoscopic suturing for weight loss because the stomach is shaped into a smaller sleeve-like shape and sutured into place. The reduced stomach capacity helps to promote weight loss for 3 reasons:
- It restricts the amount of food a patient can eat at one time;
- It slows down the speed that the stomach empties so patients feel full longer;
- It reduces the amount of ghrelin produced and distributed by the stomach so the patient’s appetite is curbed. (also called the hunger hormone and naturally produced by the stomach to signal we are hungry).
Orbera Intragastric Weight Loss Balloon
The Orbera balloon is a temporary device that is placed in a patient’s stomach to reduce the amount of space available in the stomach. The balloon is placed into the patient’s stomach using an endoscope so there are no incisions or surgery involved.
While using the Orbera endoscopic balloon for weight loss, the patient also participates in a supervised program that includes a low-calorie diet and exercise program. Patients can lose three times as much weight using the Orbera balloon than with diet and exercise alone.
Both of these endoscopic weight loss procedures put a substantial limit on the amount of food that can be ingested at any given time.
As a result, the weight will come off long enough for the body to reset its “set point” and achieve long-term sustainable weight loss.
Unlike other weight loss procedures, Suture Sculpt ESG and the Orbera balloon are as effective for individuals who are only slightly overweight as they are for the morbidly obese.
Whether you are struggling to lose 10 pounds or 100, endoscopic weight loss procedures can free you from the merry-go-round of diets, guilt, and insatiable hunger.
If you have a BMI of 25 or higher and would like to learn more about how endoscopic weight loss can help you, contact Batash Endoscopic Weight Loss Center today.