February 4, 2020
Surgical weight loss procedures such as Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy, and Duodenal Switch are recommended to those with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of over 40. Non-surgical weight loss techniques are a great option for those who have a BMI of less than 40 but are still obese. It is also the preferred choice for many obese individuals considering non-surgical options for the fear of going under the knife or regaining weight after surgery. It is also a safe method for those having medical complications or those who have undergone surgery and failed in achieving weight loss goals post-surgery.
Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty or ESG is one such procedure for non-surgical weight loss in Dallas that helps moderately obese patients achieve weight loss and preventing them from falling into the >40 BMI bracket.
What Is The Procedure In Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty?
In an Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty, the patient is given an anaesthetic before commencing the surgery. A medical expert inserts a scope into the patient’s throat and down into their stomachs. A suturing device is attached to this scope that helps stitch the stomach to a banana-sized pouch.
This reduces the patient’s capacity to eat food and hence leads to weight loss. There is no scar or incision involved. This procedure can be conducted in the OPD of a medical facility with same-day dismission.
What Are The Advantages & Disadvantages of Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty?
Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty is highly beneficial to those who are toeing the line of morbid obesity. Patients who have ESG have typically lost about 15% of their starting weight within one year of undergoing the procedure.
The chances of complications in case of ESG is also lesser in comparison to surgical procedures. The common aspects of recovery after surgery are absent with the patient enjoying swift recovery and the ability to assume daily activities immediately.
Some disadvantages include the probable lack of coverage of insurance for this procedure. Also, there are a little over two dozen medical centers in the US that house proficiency in conducting an ESG. Locating and accessing a facility that does so may be difficult.
Post-Procedure Care With Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty
It is common for patients to feel a sense of nausea and abdominal pain post their Medical Weight Loss in Dallas TX. Patients may also be restricted from indulging in any rigorous workouts for a few weeks post the procedure. There is a requirement to follow a liquid diet for two weeks post-procedure to allow the stomach time to heal and settle to its new size.
Post-procedure, all patients will have to attend regular follow-ups with their medical experts to ensure their progress is on track with no internal complications.
If you or a loved one is moderately obese and looking to adopt a non-surgical bariatric treatment to weight loss, learn more about Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty by connecting with our team of experts. This non-surgical procedure is a means of getting rid of obesity and obtaining a new lease to life without any incisions, scars or downtime. Trust DFW Bariatrics and General Surgery to extend world-class technical expertise in bariatric procedures and guide you through your weight-loss journey. Call us at 469 620 0222 or send us an SMS at 469 620 8055. You can also email us at [email protected].