ESG is an innovative and non-invasive endoscopic technique that reduces the functional volume of the stomach. The concept of this procedure sought to mimic that of a surgical gastric sleeve in creating a tubular shaped stomach. However, with ESG, instead of removing a portion of the stomach, it is invaginated inward with sutures.
During the procedure, an endoscopic suturing device is attached to the end of the endoscope and inserted into the stomach. Then starting from the distal segment of the stomach sutures are placed to create a smaller, tubular configuration.
Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty leads to weight loss by reduced capacity of food intake, early satiety, and delayed motility. Just as with surgical intervention, the patient works closely with a nutrition team to create healthy dietary habits and lifestyle changes.
The procedure is minimally invasive and quick, allowing for discharge home on the day of procedure. It reduces risks of surgical complications.
Is it surgery?
No, the procedure is completed via endoscopy and you wake with no scars
How long is the procedure?
Typically about 1 hour
How long is recovery?
Recovery after the procedure takes about an hour. You are then discharged home. You feel back to normal in the next 2-3 days.
Are there any restrictions?
No, we recommend resuming your normal daily activities.