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Gastric - Endoscopic Sleeve

Definition / What is this procedure?

This is a modern weight loss procedure, in which the stomach is sutured from the inside using an endoscope which is passed through the mouth. This is a permanent procedure that reduces the size and capacity of the stomach. However, unlike laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, this is reversible. This procedure doesn’t entail the use of any cuts over the body. A short, painless procedure, endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty is conducted over a few hours at the Institute itself, and the patient can return home on the same day. ESG has recently gained popularity as a safe, scarless, minimally invasive modality for weight loss therapy. ESG is effective mainly in patients with lower obese BMI’s for a weight loss corresponding to 10-20 kgs.

Main features of Surgery

Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty leads to significant weight loss. It helps you lose weight by limiting how much you can eat. And the procedure is minimally invasive, reducing the risk of operative complications. Additionally, all endoscopic procedures at Digestive Health Institute are done with complete supervision and under anaesthesia to avoid any complications. The Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty is a reversible procedure unlike the Gastric Sleeve.

Who is it recommended for? (Ideal Candidate)

This procedure is for those who are significantly overweight with a BMI of 30-32 or even BMI of 28 with co-morbidities. It is highly recommended for those who have tried dieting and exercising but unable to achieve any significant results.

Dietary requirements

Every patient undergoing a weight loss procedure at Digestive Health Institute has to follow a 7-day liquid diet routine before the surgery. Liquid diets are prescribed by the bariatric nutritionists and can also be provided to you from the SoulFuel Healthy Cuisines at the DHI centre. Post-surgery, we take complete care of you through our Win-Life Club sessions. The WL Club is a group session, which our bariatric nutritionists conduct. They educate each and every patient, at a specified time period post surgery, on how to take care and get the best results out of your weight loss treatment. Every patient has to follow a transitional diet process which spans from a liquid diet to a semi-solid diet to a complete solid diet over a span of 30 days post surgery.

Advantages of the surgery

- Completely non-invasive as done endoscopically

- No scars

- Quick recovery time

- Under complete anaesthesia for a painless procedure

- Reversible procedure