How it Works
Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty is done in the endoscopy unit as an outpatient procedure. General anesthesia is used for the procedure, so you’ll be unconscious.
The procedure is done using an endoscope, a flexible tube with a camera and an endoscopic suturing device attached. The endoscope is inserted down your throat into the stomach. The tiny camera allows the doctor operating the endoscope (endoscopist) to see and operate inside your stomach without making incisions in your abdomen.
Using the endoscope, the doctor places approximately 12 sutures in the stomach. The sutures change the structure of your stomach, leaving it shaped like a tube. This restricts the amount of calories your body absorbs.lloon System supports you to help change your eating habits and keep the weight off for the long term.
The procedure takes about 90 minutes. After the endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty, you’ll awaken in a recovery room, where medical staff monitors you for any complications.
The majority of people leave go home the same day after recovering from sedation. Some people might require a short admission to the hospital for one day or less for observation after the procedure.
Who Can Get an Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty?
Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty is often an option for people who aren’t candidates for other bariatric surgeries. The procedure is available to people whose body mass index (BMI) is above 30 who haven’t been successful maintaining weight loss with other methods.
How Can I Get an Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty?
If you’re interested in learning more about our Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty procedure, or would like to schedule an appointment with our experts, please call us at (432) 689-6300.
*All medical aesthetic procedures at Medical Spa of Midland are performed under physician supervision for the FDA-cleared purpose. However, results obtained with this and any treatment can and do vary.