Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty
Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty reduces the size of your stomach using an endoscopic suturing device without the need for surgery. This procedure may be an option if you’re significantly overweight and diet and exercise haven’t worked for you.
Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty helps you lose weight by limiting how much you can eat. And the procedure is minimally invasive, reducing the risk of operative complications. It is not technically surgery, although it does require general anesthesia due to the length of the procedure.
There are no incisions, and therefore, little or no pain after the procedure. Recovery time is much less. A typical patient should go home later the same day, and be able to return to work within 24-48 hours.
Is It Right For Me?
Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty can lead to significant weight loss. The amount of weight you lose also depends on how much you can change your lifestyle habits. It works by reducing stomach capacity and slowing down the speed at which food passes into the bowel. The food you eat goes into a small pocket at the top of the stomach before working its way down through the reduced, banana shaped stomach, and emptying into the bowel.
But studies have shown promising results. A recent study of people with an average BMI around 38 found that endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty led to an average weight loss of 39 pounds (17.8 kilograms) after 6 months. After 12 months, weight loss was 42 pounds (19 kilograms).
The procedure is carried out by pioneering surgeon Dr. Durgin, in Midland, under general anaesthetic and usually takes about an hour.
Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty specialists at Basin Surgical
Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty is a minimally-invasive procedure that results in little or no downtime, which means that you can get back to your work or other activities soon after the procedure. In addition, at Basin Surgical, we use a safe and effective local anesthetic to reduce the pain and discomfort associated with the process.
While this procedure is an FDA-approved treatment, its results may vary depending on a variety of factors, including the skills and experience of your physician. Therefore, it is recommended that you choose a qualified professional who has extensive experience performing in Midland, TX.
If you want to learn more about this procedure or would like to schedule an appointment with our experts, please call us at (432) 219 – 2170.
*All medical aesthetic procedures at Basin Surgical are performed under physician supervision for the FDA-cleared purpose. However, results obtained with this and any treatment can and do vary.