How Endoscopic Weight Loss Differs from Bariatric Surgery

Endobariatrics is a new option for weight loss that involves no surgery, no downtime, and is completely reversible.

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Gastric Balloon

A saline filled balloon is inserted into the stomach cavity with the help of an endoscope. It fills the space and leaves less room for food.

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Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty image
Sleeve Gastroplasty

Using the endoscope, the doctor places sutures in the stomach leaving it shaped like a tube. Patients consume less food and stay full longer.

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Gastric Bypass
The surgeon creates a small stomach pouch and connects it directly to the small intestine, bypassing most of the intestine. The food intake is less and nutrients are absorbed more quickly.
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Gastric Sleeve
The surgeon removes 70-80% of the stomach and forms a “sleeve” from the remaining tissue. This helps patients to fill up with less food.
No hospital admission: the same-day procedures
No surgical incisions: the procedures are completed through the mouth
No scars
Fast recovery & fewer complications
No permanent anatomy changes
No lifelong supplementations needed
Gastric Bypass
Gastric Sleeve
Patient must be admitted to a hospital
​Undergoes surgery that includes incisions that take time to heal
Increased risk of complications
1-5 days of hospitalization
​Permanent surgical anatomy change
​Lifelong supplementations needed

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