If you are interested in the results that bariatric surgery can provide but are reluctant or unable to have surgery, you may want to consider endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty, a nonsurgical procedure that offers benefits similar to weight loss surgery but without an operation.
Like traditional gastric sleeve surgery, endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG) reduces your stomach’s capacity by as much as 85% and creates a much smaller stomach, referred to as a sleeve, that can hold far less food.
But instead of a large cut (open surgery) or smaller incisions (laparoscopic surgery) in your belly, we perform ESG with an endoscope, which is a thin, flexible tube that we insert into your stomach through your mouth.
At Peachtree Surgical & Bariatrics in Atlanta, Georgia, our care providers have extensive experience with a variety of bariatric procedures, including endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty. Here, we tell you more about this procedure and give you some insights into whether you might be a candidate for it.
Reasons to consider endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty
Having a gastric sleeve procedure endoscopically, rather than via open or laparoscopic surgery, offers many benefits. It is an outpatient procedure that typically requires no overnight stay in the hospital. And because it requires no incisions, it is less traumatic to your body.
As a result, patients experience the following:
- Fewer surgical risks
- Less bleeding
- Less downtime
- No scars
- Quicker recuperation time
Is endoscopic sleeve gastroscopy right for you?
If you’re interested in reducing your weight to a healthier level, we schedule a full evaluation. We talk with you about your weight loss goals and your overall health. Then we create a customized plan that includes recommended treatment options.
You may be a candidate for endoscopic sleeve gastroscopy if you’re overweight or obese and are willing to make the diet and lifestyle changes that will help you lose weight and keep it off long-term.
You may also benefit from endoscopic sleeve gastroscopy, weight loss surgery, or medical weight loss if you have weight-related health conditions, including:
- Fatty liver
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Pain in your knees, back, or hips
- Unhealthy cholesterol levels
- Urinary incontinence
We may offer you other treatment options as well. For example, you may be a candidate for medical weight loss, which uses medication, rather than surgery or other procedures, to help you meet your weight loss goals. We work with you to identify the treatment that best aligns with your goals and your health.
At Peachtree Surgical & Bariatrics, we also offer financial assistance for qualified patients who lack insurance coverage for weight loss treatment.
Schedule your evaluation
If you’re considering weight loss surgery, we invite you to attend our free webinar every Saturdays, 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada), which provides more details about weight loss surgery options here at Peachtree Surgical & Bariatrics.
To meet with one of our specialists, contact us today to request an appointment.