During an Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG), there are no cuts. Instead, a device is inserted through the throat down to the stomach. The stomach is then folded and made smaller from the inside, making it 70% smaller and shaped like a tube. This limits the amount of food that can be eaten.

What are the advantages of an ESG procedure?

  • No outside incisions
  • No acid reflux
  • Short recovery time – can return to work in 3-5 days
  • Can start drinking liquids right away
  • Excellent treatment for patients who need to lose weight in order to get a transplant or who otherwise don’t qualify for a traditional bariatric surgery
  • Most patients typically lose 13% total body weight the first year and up to 20% by the second year

What are the risks of an ESG procedure?

  • Non-reversible though it can be converted to another bariatric surgery
  • Pain and nausea for several days following the procedure. A dietary change is made for the first few weeks as well.

All patients will still need to follow a dietary and life style modifications to achieve intended results of the procedure.

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