Endoscopic 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 capacity 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 weight loss procedure in Houston.