How does Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty work?
Before the procedure:
Once our team determines that you qualify for endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty, we will instruct you on how to prepare for the procedure. You may require various exams and tests before the surgery, and you may need to start an exercise program, follow certain diet restrictions and/or stop taking certain medication.
After the procedure:
- You will not be permitted to eat for eight hours
- Once you are allowed to eat, you will need to follow a liquid diet for the first week
- About two weeks after the ESG, you will be able to eat semi-solid foods, and then progress to following a normal, healthy diet
What does ESG treat?
Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty can lead to significant weight loss and can be an effective tool for treating obesity.
Obesity, a complex disorder, can cause much more than just cosmetic problems, leading to serious health conditions such as:
- Type 2 diabetes
- Heart disease or stroke
- High blood pressure
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease
- Severe sleep apnea
By getting rid of obesity, ESG can reduce your risk of many life-threatening diseases and health conditions that are associated with being overweight.
What are the possible side effects?
As a minimally invasive procedure, endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty has a lower risk of operative complications than other weight loss surgeries. Some patients have reported pain and nausea that last for a few days after the procedure.