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This procedure uses a special device called Overstitch™ to make the stomach smaller by 80%. It is a minimally invasive way to help with weight loss.
A series of endoscopically placed stitches through the stomach wall accomplishes this.
ESG is a weight loss procedure in Atlanta. The incisionless gastric sleeve or the accordion procedure is another name for it.
The ESG procedure is new, so your health insurance might not cover it. The average cost per state or city within the same state will vary in price range when searched. Contact BMI Surgical today for a consultation. We will work with you to get you the procedure that best suits your needs.
The ESG procedure has shown good results in multiple studies, considering safety, feasibility, repeatability, and potential reversibility. A recent study compared ESG to other weight loss methods and found that ESG is effective for losing weight.
Rest assured, the ESG is a very safe procedure. The risks associated with ESG include; under general anesthesia, bleeding, possible leakages, injury(ies) to your esophagus, and bowel obstruction. ,
Complications are reportedly at the moment of this writing, rare. You will feel discomfort and experience possible sore throat.
Performing ESG involves accessing the stomach through the mouth using an endoscope.
This procedure does not require any external incisions or suturing. The endoscope has a camera. The doctor uses a device to make the stomach smaller for weight loss.
They do not take out the stomach; instead, they stitch it to make it smaller and hold less food.
If you make your stomach smaller, you will eat less and lose weight. This happens because you consume fewer calories than your body needs in a day.
You will be asleep during the entire procedure because we will perform it under general anesthesia.
A small tube called an endoscope, which has tools and a camera on it, performs the process.
It gently guides down your esophagus and into your stomach. The procedure takes 1-2 hours. Most people go home the same day, but some may stay overnight for monitoring.
Am I a Good Candidate for the ESG Procedure?
It is necessary to have a Body Mass Index (BMI) above 30 to be eligible for the ESG procedure. Your BMI is a calculation based on your height and weight.
Our bariatric team evaluates various factors to determine if this weight loss method is suitable for you. These factors include your health history, current health issues, past weight loss attempts, and your willingness to make lasting lifestyle changes.
The ESG procedure, along with lifestyle and diet changes, aims to help you lose weight. Losing weight can prevent or improve many health problems associated with excess body weight, including:
Type 2 diabetes
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
As with any weight loss treatment, some patients gain weight back. There are many reasons people regain weight. Two of the common reasons are:
Not following the recommended diet after the procedure.
Not following the recommended activity guidelines after the procedure.
Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty is only one of the many tools you should anticipate using to improve your health.
Exercise, healthy habits, diet changes, stress management, and motivation are all important for success after the ESG procedure.
Within the first month after the ESG procedure, you will see the most drastic weight loss.
You will make the big weight changes more intense because at first, you won’t eat any solid foods.
The weight loss range is usually between 11 to 24 lbs. in the first month. After one year of following a healthy diet, some patients have managed to lose an incredible 73 pounds.
Overall the ESG is a very safe procedure. The risks involve putting the patient to sleep, causing bleeding, experiencing leakage, encountering blockage, and causing harm to the tube connecting the mouth to the stomach. These complications are very rare.
After the procedure, your throat may feel a little sore because of the endoscope being put into your esophagus.
Because the procedure is still new, and not in extensive use, questions remain about its long-term effectiveness and risks.
After the procedure, the medical staff will not allow you to eat for about eight hours. Then, we will allow you to start a liquid diet, which you must continue for at least two weeks.
Over four weeks, you’ll move on to semi-solid foods, and then to a regular healthy diet.
You’ll also have medical checkups and meet with a nutritionist and psychologist frequently after your procedure.
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