The Newest Weight Loss Non-Surgical Procedure
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What is ESG
Obesity is a worldwide issue across all possible age-groups, ethnicities and socio-economic backgrounds. With a large populace coming under the radar for being obese, there is a raising need for effectual medical treatments. Currently, bariatric surgery is the most effective method of weight loss. However, surgery is complex and involves an in-patient stay and there are some associated adverse events.
Now there is a new procedure called Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG) that emulates the benefits of surgery in a minimally invasive way. It is an alternative if you are severely overweight or unable to lose weight through diet and exercise
Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty reduces the dimension of the stomach using an endoscopic suturing device without the requirement for surgery. Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty leads to considerable weight loss by reducing the capacity to consume. It’s a minimally invasive procedure that reduces the risk of operative complications.
Other than losing weight, Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty will help in prevention of gastroesophageal reflux sickness, heart disease and stroke, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes. It will also reduce sleep apnea symptoms and improve mood.
Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty is non-surgical. There are no incisions. It is performed completely through the mouth with an endoscopic suturing system. This allows for fast recovery and healing. While ESG reduces the size of the stomach to a comparable degree as a surgical sleeve gastrectomy, it does not involve the elimination of any portion of the stomach.
Who It Is For
The treatment is for anyone who is overweight and has not achieved their desired weight loss through diet and exercise. There is no particular body mass index or weight required for the procedure, though most patients will have a BMI somewhere between 30 and 40. However, the procedure has been performed in individuals with higher BMI who are not interested in pursuing surgical treatments.
What You Can Expect
In this procedure, an endoscope with a camera and suturing tool passes through the mouth and into the stomach. The doctor will use sutures to streamline the stomach, reducing the size of the stomach size by about 65%. The endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty is non-surgical and less invasive than conventional bariatric surgeries
Patient will feel full sooner while eating, so will eat less and lose weight and the procedure takes less than 2 hours to complete. The process reduced stomach size makes the patient feel full and smaller stomach means fewer hunger-causing hormones are secreted, typically causing patient to feel less hungry.
Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty aids weight loss by reducing the length and width of the stomach. Studies have shown that patients can continue to lose the excess body weight up to 1 to 3 year after an ESG. In addition, Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty can potentially lower the risk of gastroesophageal reflux disease, hypertension, diabetes and hypertriglyceridemia that predispose patients to cardiovascular disease.
However, the results after Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty will vary by individual. Like other weight-loss procedures, endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty requires commitment to a healthier lifestyle. Those who are willing to make permanent healthy changes to their diet and get regular exercise are likely to see the long-term success of ESG.
At ESG Singapore, we are dedicated to providing high-quality, personalized medical care with the most cutting-edge technologies available. We are committed to providing patients with comprehensive services to benefit their health and well-being. By continuously evaluating and upgrading our services, we ensure that all patients receive the best treatment for their needs. Get in touch with us today to learn more and schedule an appointment.