It seems like everywhere you look, someone has a suggestion about how to lose weight. These can range from low carb diets, high-fat diets, high impact exercise, walking miles a day, special foods designed by weight-loss companies, diet and exercise routines, surgeries, and hundreds of other options. What these choices might be indicating to anyone in the market to lose some extra weight is that there really is no one size fits all approach to how to shed those extra pounds. One of the biggest benefits of becoming part of the NEW You Weight Loss family is that we don’t just have one option, we have a host of various procedures and approaches to weight loss.
What Are Non-Invasive Solutions To Weight Loss?
While surgical options are ideal for some people, many of our patients come to us looking for an alternative to a lengthy surgical procedure which may lead to a long recovery time. One of our popular options, which can achieve the same results as other popular surgical choices like gastric bypass surgery, is called the Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty, or ESG. Similar to available surgical procedures, an ESG alters the size of your stomach by making it 70-80% smaller, meaning you will begin to feel fuller faster, resulting in eating less. This is all performed through an endoscopic camera and suturing system, which places stitches in the stomach.
Is This Procedure Safe For Me?
At NEW You Weight Loss, we know that what works for some people may not be ideal for others, so before guaranteeing that this procedure will work for you, we like to have you come visit our office for a consultation. Generally, the procedure is fit for patients with a BMI of 30 or more who have struggled with weight loss through diet and exercise. It’s also designed for those looking to avoid gastric bypass surgery or for people who don’t qualify for gastric bypass. We don’t stop at performing the ESG–we will also support you through nutritional counseling and follow-ups on your progress.
Studies have shown that the ESG procedure not only leads to significant weight loss, but also that it results in shorter hospital stays than surgical weight loss options, long-term effectiveness and safety for the patients, a slower gastric emptying of solids which leads to feeling fuller for longer, and a drastic reduction in calorie consumption. Evidence also shows that this endoscopic option is more economical for the patient, the institution performing the procedure, and insurance companies.
What Are Overall Benefits Of Weight Loss?
When it comes to losing weight, especially if you fall into the category of being obese, the benefits are numerous. While it can be rewarding to see the visual outcome of weight loss through a changed appearance or the ability to fit into smaller clothing sizes, what’s happening inside your body is more important. Our patients who lose significant weight may also see a reduction in illnesses like diabetes and heart disease, can feel less pain and discomfort in their joints, will find physical activity easier and more enjoyable, and can add healthy years to your life.
If you’re ready to start on a new weight loss journey and feel like the ESG might be the right choice for you, contact us today to schedule an appointment to learn more about the process and if it works for you.