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What Exactly is Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty?

Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG) is an endoscopic minimally invasive weight loss procedure, where a commercially available, FDA approved suturing device (Overstitch™) is used to reduce the stomach volume by 80%.

This is accomplished by a series of endoscopically placed stitches through the stomach wall.

Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty is a non-surgical weight loss procedure in Atlanta, that is commonly referred to as ESG and also known as the incisionless gastric sleeve or the accordion procedure.

Reducing the volume of your stomach reduces the amount of food and liquid your stomach can hold at one time and helps you to lose weight by taking in fewer calories than your body uses in a day.

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Top 3 Most Common Questions About Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty in Atlanta:

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Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty cost?

It is important to note that the ESG procedure is a new procedure, therefore it may not be covered by your health insurance. If you search for the average cost per state or even per city in the same state, the price range will vary. Contact BMI Surgical today for a consultation. We will work with you to get you the procedure that best suits your needs.

Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty reviews?

In the context of ESG safety, feasibility, repeatability, and potential for reversibility, the Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG ) has produced positive results via multicenter studies. According to a recent study where ESG was compared to other weight loss procedures and avenues, as it stands –  ESG offers satisfactory efficacy in weight loss!

Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty side effects?

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. 

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Helping you achieve the best version of you, possible!

BMI Surgical Institute is a practice devoted to providing today’s most advanced procedures and comprehensive care that supports the optimal health of every patient. Located in Atlanta, Georgia, our team is here for any surgical and non-surgical needs you may have!

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Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty in Atlanta GA:

How Does Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG) Work?

ESG is performed endoscopically, which means that the stomach is accessed through the mouth using an endoscope.

No external incisions or suturing are needed for this procedure. The endoscope has a camera and your weight loss doctor uses an endoscopic suturing device to reduce the size of the stomach.

No portion of the stomach is removed, it is simply sutured to reduce the usable space in the stomach so that it has a smaller volume capacity.

Reducing the volume of your stomach reduces the amount of food and liquid your stomach can hold at one time and helps you to lose weight by taking in fewer calories than your body uses in a day.

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What to Expect During an ESG Procedure

The procedure is done under general anesthesia which means you will be asleep during the entire procedure.

The procedure is done using a narrow lighted tube called an endoscope, which has surgical tools and a tiny camera on it.

It is gently guided down your esophagus and into your stomach. The procedure lasts about 1-2 hours and most people leave the hospital the same day as the procedure, though 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.

In order to determine if this is a good weight loss method for you, our bariatric team take into account among other things; your overall health history, current health problems, past efforts to lose weight and willingness to make long-term lifestyle changes.

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Success and Benefits of the ESG Procedure

The ESG procedure, used alongside lifestyle and diet changes, is intended to help you lose weight. Weight loss can help prevent or improve many health problems that are associated with excess body weight, including:

Type 2 diabetes
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
Heart Disease
Joint Problems
High Cholesterol
Asthma
Sleep Apnea

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.

Physical activity, healthy lifestyle habits, changes in diet, stress management and motivation to make changes are all critical to your success after the ESG procedure.

ESG FAQ's

When Can I Expect to See Results?

Within the first month after the ESG procedure, you will see the most drastic weight loss.

The dramatic changes in weight is enhanced by the fact that in the early stages, you will not be eating 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.

What are the Risks of ESG?

Overall the ESG is a very safe procedure. The only risks involved include being under general anesthesia, bleeding (less than 1 percent), leakage (less than 1 percent), obstruction, and injury to the esophagus. These complications are very rare.

The only discomfort you may have after the procedure is a sore throat, due to having the endoscope placed inside of your esophagus during the procedure.

Because the procedure is still new, and not in extensive use, questions remain about its long-term effectiveness and risks.

What Should I Expect After ESG?

After the procedure, you won’t be allowed to eat for about eight hours. Then, you’ll be allowed to start a liquid diet, which you need to 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.

How Doe ESG Improve My Health?

As with other procedures and surgeries that lead to significant weight loss, our Atlanta weight loss surgery sleeve may improve conditions often related to being overweight, including:

1) Gastroesophageal reflux disease
2) Heart disease or stroke
3) High blood pressure
4) Severe sleep apnea
5) Type 2 diabetes