Weight loss varies, but on average, people lose around 15-20% of their body weight in the first year after ESG.
Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty – ESG
What is Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG)?
Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG) is a newer weight loss procedure. Unlike traditional weight loss surgeries, ESG doesn’t involve any cuts or removal of your body parts. Instead, a doctor uses an endoscope – a flexible tube with a camera – inserted through your mouth to access the stomach. This procedure reduces the stomach’s size, making you feel full quicker and reducing the amount you eat.
Compared to gastric bypass, ESG is less invasive. It’s suitable for those who need help losing weight but might not qualify for or want traditional surgery.
Who is a Good Fit for Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty?
Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG) is a good option for individuals looking for a non-surgical weight loss method. It’s best suited for those who might not qualify for regular weight loss surgeries. If your Body Mass Index (BMI) is between 30 and 40, you’re ready to make healthy lifestyle changes, and you want a procedure that’s safe with a quick recovery period, ESG could be right for you.
Benefits of ESG:
Minimally Invasive Procedure: Unlike other bariatric surgeries, ESG uses an endoscope through the mouth, no external cuts, lower complication risk, faster recovery.
Weight Loss: Patients lose significant weight, like other surgeries, good for those who can’t or won’t do regular surgery.
Obesity-Related Health: Weight loss with ESG improves conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea.
Short Hospital Stay: ESG means less time in the hospital, quicker return to normal life.