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Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty

Peachtree Surgical & Bariatrics

Bariatric & General Surgery & GERD/Reflux Specialists located in Buckhead, Atlanta, GA

If you need to lose weight but weight-loss surgery isn’t right for you, endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty could help you get the results you want. At Peachtree Surgical & Bariatrics, experienced weight-loss physician Titus Duncan, MD, performs this procedure in the ambulatory surgery center located in the Buckhead area in Atlanta, Georgia. Find out how endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty works and how it can help you by booking an appointment online or calling the office now.

Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty Q&A

What is endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty?

Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty is a nonsurgical weight-loss procedure that reduces stomach capacity. When combined with lifestyle changes like a healthy diet and exercise, this procedure can help you achieve significant sustained weight loss.

Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty is a great alternative for people who need to manage their weight in a more aggressive way but don’t qualify for, or wish to have, weight-loss surgery. 

How does endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty work?

After you receive anesthesia, you'll sleep throughout the procedure. Your surgeon places an endoscope — a pencil-thin tube with a tiny camera — down your throat. 

After advancing the endoscope into the optimal position in your stomach, your surgeon threads a suturing device through the endoscope. They place the sutures in key positions in your stomach to essentially section off a tube that serves as your new stomach. 

The tube is far smaller than your stomach was before, which dramatically reduces your food capacity. Your surgeon gradually withdraws the endoscope to complete your procedure — no incisions needed at all.

Am I a good candidate for endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty?

Candidacy depends on your medical history and weight-loss goals. For endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty, you must have a body mass index (BMI) over 30. 

With weight-loss surgery like gastric sleeve surgery and Lap-Band® surgery, you must have a BMI of at least 36. Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty can be a good option if you struggle to lose weight and want to take action now, before you gain enough weight to qualify for surgery. 

What are the advantages of endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty?

Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty offers a number of advantages, including:

  • No incisions 
  • Outpatient procedure
  • Effectively reduces your stomach capacity
  • Doesn’t remove tissue surgically
  • Doesn’t alter your small intestine 

By working with the Peachtree Surgical & Bariatrics specialists, you can use endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty as a springboard to weight loss. 

Also, many people have dramatic improvement in obesity-related conditions like Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and sleep apnea after endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty or weight-loss surgery. 

Peachtree Surgical & Bariatrics offers comprehensive weight-loss solutions, so they’re ready to guide you to success. Learn more about how endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty can help you take control of your health by calling the office or clicking the provided appointment link now.