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January 13, 2017

The Latest Endoscopic Procedure That Can Be Used to Help Obese Patients

ESG, Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty, could now be an substitute to bariatric surgery for patients who suffer from obesity.

Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty is the latest type of weight-loss procedure. It is a minimally invasive procedure in which a endoscopic device is used to lessen the size of the gastric basin. The ESG is done under general anesthesia, sometimes with an overnight hospital stay. This procedure is a great option if you are considerably overweight — This means having a body mass index of 30 or more. Also, in the case that diet and exercise have not worked for you.

Once the procedure is completed, the endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty leads to substantial weight loss. This is caused because the ESG limits how much you can eat.

According to the AGA, recent study shows that the ESG delays gastric emptying, induces early satiation, and significantly reduces body weight. Importantly, ESG significantly improved insulin sensitivity.

To retrieve more information regarding Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty or its alternatives, contact the gastroenterologists at inSite Digestive Health Care.

Information was retrieved from the Mayo Clinic and AGA.

http://journalsblog.gastro.org/a-minimally-invasive-endoscopic-procedure-instead-of-bariatric-surgery/

http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/endoscopic-sleeve-gastroplasty/basics/definition/prc-20146866