Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty
How ESG Works
During the procedure, our surgeons use an endoscope (a small tube with a suturing device attached). The endoscope is carefully lowered down your throat and into the stomach, where it’s used to suture the stomach. The sutures change the shape of your stomach and decrease its size, limiting the amount of calories your body can absorb.
What Are The Benefits Of ESG?
Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty has proven to be an incredibly successful form of weight loss surgery, helping patients lower their BMI and reduce their risk of several weight-related health problems, such as heart disease, stroke, sleep apnea, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and osteoarthritis.
- It’s minimally invasive. Endoscopic gastroplasty is performed in an outpatient setting under general anesthesia, so patients can go home same-day. No lengthy hospital stay required!
- It’s completely incision-free. ESG is an endoscopic procedure done completely through the mouth, so the patient is left with no exterior incisions or scarring.
- ESG has a quick recovery time. While more invasive procedures like bariatric surgery require extensive recovery, patients who get endoscopic gastroplasty are back on their feet quickly. Most patients are discharged within a few hours and can return to work within 1-2 days of undergoing the procedure.
- It’s highly effective. Most patients lose around 20% of their body weight within the first year following the procedure and can continue to sustain weight loss over the next year through diet and exercise.
Am I A Good Candidate
Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty Recovery: What To Expect
Try to limit physical activity for 24-48 hours after your ESG, to give your body proper time to heal. While recovery times can vary, most patients find they’re able to return to work within 1-2 days.