Non-Surgical Weight Loss Procedures
Non-surgical weight loss procedures are performed using endoscopy. The endoscope is a flexible camera tube inserted through the mouth and into the stomach. Endoscopic weight loss procedures aim at reducing stomach size leading to reduced meal size. Unfortunately, these purely restrictive procedures do not alter the hormones that control your appetite, hunger, and energy metabolism. Consequently, endoscopic weight loss procedures like Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty and gastric balloon are not as effective as sleeve gastrectomy, the most commonly performed procedure in Houston.
Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty
What is Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty?
Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty is a procedure that involves placing multiple sutures inside the stomach to reduce its size and limits food intake.
How is Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty Performed?
The bariatric surgeon inserts an endoscope through the mouth fitted with a special device that allows suturing. Multiple sutures are placed inside the stomach to approximate the anterior and posterior walls and shrink stomach volume along its greater curvature.
Benefits of Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty
Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty requires no cuts and no dissection. It is an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia. The procedure is reversible. However, suture placement may create scar tissue between stomach and surrounding structures like the spleen. Revision sleeve gastroplasty to a sleeve gastrectomy may be complicated by scar tissue formation.
Preparing for Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty
The first step is a consultation with Dr. Darido at Houston Weight Loss Surgery Center. During the consultation, Dr. Darido will go over important subjects related to weight gain, healthy eating, daily exercise, relevant metabolic diseases, different weight loss solutions, and expectations from Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty.
Recovery from Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty
Since the procedure is performed through the mouth and no incisions are made, recovery is very fast. You will go home the same day and you may be able to go back to work within few days after the procedure. You may develop nausea for around 2 weeks after the procedure.
How Much Does Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty Cost?
Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty is still considered investigational and it is not covered by insurance. The all-inclusive cost varies depending on where the procedure is performed. Financing options are also available.
Is Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty Right for Me?
Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty is not a Sleeve Gastrectomy, and therefore it is not a suitable option for everyone. At Houston Weight Loss Surgery Center we tailor the treatment to suit your particular condition. Dr. Darido is an avid researcher. He fully supports innovation in the field of bariatric and metabolic surgery and he devotes a good portion of his time developing novel weight loss procedures like Gastric Fundus Invagination. Endoscopic Sleeve Gastrolatry is a new weight loss procedure with no long-term outcome data. It is still considered investigational and not likely to produce durable and effective weight loss given the fact that it is purely a restrictive procedure. If you are interested in participating in a research study Dr. Darido may be able to help you.
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EndoSleeve may be a good option for you. Contact Dr. Darido to determine if Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty is the right choice for you.