- What Is It?
Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty is an advanced and minimally invasive procedure that is designed to benefit patients with excessive weight concerns and a further potential for health risks. For patients who are greatly overweight and have difficulty losing weight and keeping it off, this procedure can lead to significant weight loss. It is an effective weight loss solution because the end result limits how much you can eat. Including, sutures placed in the stomach that restrict caloric intake.
- How Does it Work?
During the procedure, the doctor utilizes a endoscope, which is a flexible tube with a camera attached to the end. This allows the doctor to complete the procedure without the need to make any incisions. The doctor puts the endoscope down your throat and lowers the camera into your stomach region. Using the endoscope, the doctor then puts approximately a dozen sutures in the stomach. The sutures then work to restrict the stomach, changing its shape. The stomach is then transformed to a tube-like shape, restricting the amount of calorie intake. Because the procedure is minimally invasive, a majority of patients are able to return home after the procedure.
There are many weight loss and health-related benefits that Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty can provide patients that are struggling to lose necessary weight. It is also very useful for lowering potentially serious health-related risks including:
- Heart disease and stroke
- High blood pressure
- Sleep apnea
- Type 2 diabetes
The fact that it does not require any incisions or extended hospital stay is also a major benefit provided by this revolutionary treatment option.
- Who Is a Candidate?
For people who do not qualify as candidates for other bariatric surgeries may be a candidate. For individuals who are severely overweight with a BMI of over 30 may be a proper candidate. However, not everyone who is overweight may qualify as a candidate. The best way to determine if you are a proper candidate is through a consultation with a medical professional.
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Weight gain is something that anyone at any age can struggle with. However, when it becomes a threat to our health with potential health risks and danger of developing major health concerns, necessary weight loss measures must be taken. For individuals with a BMI above 30 who do not wish to undergo a surgical procedure with incisions there is a solution. There is an advanced weight loss procedure that could benefit you with Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty.
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