Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty
Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty is an advanced, minimally invasive procedure for weight loss in which the internal space of the stomach is narrowed by means of an endoscope through the internal sutures. In this way there is no surgical incision and everything is done through the endoscope orally. This procedure, which resembles a diagnostic endoscopy through the mouth and is only added to the suture, is similar to laparoscopic gastric emptying, but does not require surgery and skin incision (such as laparoscopy). Since no part of the stomach is removed in this way, it is practically reversible. It also does not limit any future weight loss surgeries for the individual.
In this procedure, a part of the stomach is folded inside itself (like to sew) which reduces the size of the stomach. This is also known as the Accordion method due to the folding of the stomach. This method is ideal for people whose BMI is 30 or more and those who have not helped their diet and exercise to lose weight. People who do not want surgery and do not want a scar on their abdomen may also be able to use this method. The results of this procedure for weight loss are better than balloon placement, but they are not as good as surgery.
The recovery is rapid and complication rates are minimal. Patients usually return home on the same day of surgery. Some patients develop postoperative nausea, which can take up to two days. Because no surgical incisions are made, patients usually return to normal life within two days.
Adhering to a healthier lifestyle will contribute to its long-term success and permanent weight loss. Weight loss with this method and other surgical or endoscopic methods for weight loss helps to lower blood pressure, better blood sugar control, improve sleep apnea, reduce gastric acid reflux and reduce many serious obesity and Overweight issues.