What is endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty?
ESG is the latest & safe way to lose weight without surgery
How it is done?
A flexible endoscope is introduced through the mouth; with the aid of suturing device the size of the stomach is reduced by 70% without cutting any part of the stomach
How long does it take?
Approximately 90 minutes using general anesthesia in the hospital and the patient return home on the same day
What is the average weight loss?
30-60% of excess body weight in 6 months to 1 year according to the studies done in USA & Europe Some studies reported 17 kg after 6 months up to 40 kg in 1 year; can be more or less depending on BMI, diet, exercise & follow up
Who are the candidates for this procedure?
- 18 years old and above
- BMI more than 30 (obesity)
- Regained weight after other weigh loss procedures (surgical & non-surgical)
Is there a specific diet?
Yes, like all other weight loss procedures, liquid diet for two weeks then semi-solid for another two weeks, regular diet thereafter
Are there any complications?
ESG is a very safe procedure, however pain in the throat and stomach after the procedure may occur and is managed by medications; the patient should consult their doctor about possible risks
If I have diabetes, hypertension or any other obesity related diseases can I still do it?
Yes, studies from USA and Europe have shown significant improvement in blood sugar, blood pressure, lipid profile, sleep apnea and other obesity related disorders
Is it possible to redo this procedure?
Yes, it is possible if the patient regained his weight for any reason
Is it possible to remove it?
Yes, in the first two weeks if the patient wants to