Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty

endoscopic sleeve gastroplastyLosing weight can be challenging for some people. Spending hours at the gym and eating a health focused diet may not always be enough to shed off those unwanted pounds. Fortunately, there are clinics that provide nonsurgical procedures that can help patients lose weight.

New You Weight Loss offers endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty, a noninvasive weight loss solution. This method can help patients shed off extra pounds without undergoing surgery. Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty, which is done under sedation, reduces a patient’s stomach size through internal suturing. The doctor utilizes an endoscope with a suturing system to stitch a patient’s stomach. Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty helps limit your food intake and minimize your daily calorie intake.

Questions You Might Have About Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty

  • How Long Does Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty Take?

On the day of the endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty procedure, patients need to set aside several hours at the hospital. Patients are recommended to arrive about two hours before their scheduled endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia and takes about 60 to 90 minutes. Patients will also be observed for approximately two hours after the endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty procedure has been performed.

  • What Should the Patient Do After Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty?

Patients need two to three days of rest after undergoing endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty. During the recovery period, patients should avoid drinking beverages with caffeine, sugar, alcohol, and carbonation. For the first three days after endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty, patients may take in clear liquids, such as water, low-sugar sports drink, decaffeinated coffee, and chicken broth.

  • Who Can Undergo Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty?

Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty is ideal for individuals who were diagnosed with obesity and those who have difficulties losing weight with exercise and a health focused diet. Patients with a body mass index of 30 or higher can also undergo endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty.

However, individuals with ulcer, gastric cancer, and other stomach problems are not allowed to undergo endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty. This procedure is also not for people who had recent surgery.

  • What Happens to the Sutures After the Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty Procedure?

After the endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty procedure, the internal sutures will hold a patient’s stomach until it fully recovers. After healing, your stomach will stay in its new shape. The internal sutures will stay in place, but you don’t have to worry because they will not cause any symptoms.

  • Is Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty Permanent?

A patient’s stomach will stay in the same shape for a long time after it heals. However, patients need to follow a recommended diet to maintain the weight loss after endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty. Poor habits like overeating may lead to weight gain over time.

At New You Weight Loss, we included monthly sessions with our dieticians as part of our endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty package. Patients can also communicate with our dieticians through virtual consultations. Working closely with your dietician can help you succeed with your weight loss.

  • What Are the Medications That Patients Who Will Undergo Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty Need to Buy?

Patients need to purchase the following medications:

Prilosec (omeprazole) 40 mg – 1 month supply with 3 refills
Zofran (ondansetron) 8 mg – 30 pills with 1 refill
Emend (aprepitant) 80 mg – 2 pills with 1 refill
Hyoscyamine 0.125 mg – 30 pills with 1 refill
Hycet (acetaminophen/hydrocodone) 7.5/325/15mL – 240 mL with no refills

Why Choose Us for Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty

Every patient has different needs. That’s why we hear out our patient’s concerns before we recommend any procedure, including endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty. By knowing our patients better, we can better help them accomplish their weight loss goals. Our doctors will map out a customized approach to address our patient’s concerns.

Contact Us to Learn More About Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty

If you are considering endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty, trust only New You Weight Loss. We will perform the procedure with precision. For more information about endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty or to schedule an appointment, get in touch with us.

New You Weight Loss

Having a healthy diet and regularly exercising may not be enough to help some people achieve their desired weight. If you have this same concern, turn to New You Weight Loss. Our clinic understands all the challenges involved in shedding off those unwanted pounds. That’s why we offer various state-of-the-art procedures and tools that are designed to help you safely lose weight. You can count on us to make the process easier for you.

Our Services

We understand every patient has unique needs, so our endoscopic experts will listen closely to your weight loss goals. By knowing your story, we can map out the appropriate weight loss plan for you. We will carefully examine the options available and figure out the best procedure for you.

Here are the services that we offer:

  • ORBERA® Managed Weight Loss System

The ORBERA® Managed Weight Loss System is designed for moderately overweight people who are having difficulty losing weight through diet and exercise.

During this non surgical procedure, a small silicone balloon is placed inside a patient’s stomach. This balloon consumes space in the stomach to make a patient feel full faster. He or she will also get used to eating smaller servings of food. Patients who undergo this procedure may lose more weight compared to those who just rely on exercise and diet.

  • Obalon

The physician will first evaluate a patient to check whether he or she is qualified for Obalon. This nonsurgical procedure is designed for individuals with a body mass index (BMI) of 30–40.

During this procedure, a patient will swallow a capsule, which will release a balloon that will take up space in the stomach. Three lightweight balloons will be inserted over the course of three months. These balloons will be taken out six months after the first one is placed.

  • ESG (Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty)

This procedure reduces a patient’s stomach size to help promote weight loss. The doctor uses an endoscope with a suturing system that allows stitches to be placed in the stomach. The procedure, which usually takes about 60–90 minutes, may limit your food intake, reducing the amount of calories you’re getting daily. Discover more about it here: https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/endoscopic-sleeve-gastroplasty/about/pac-20393958

ESG is designed for patients with a minimum body mass indexI of 30. However, individuals with stomach problems, such as ulcer and gastric cancer, and those who had prior surgery cannot undergo this procedure.

  • AspireAssist

AspireAssist lets patients safely remove food from their stomach after their meals. This is a non surgical procedure, which may take approximately 15 minutes, is designed for people with a BMI of 35–55. Individuals who are having difficulties losing weight through diet and exercise are also qualified for this treatment.

An experienced gastroenterologist will insert a small tube into a patient’s stomach. The tube will leave a port on the skin. After every meal, the patient may go to the restroom and connect a small pump device. This device will be responsible for taking out food, which will go directly to the toilet. This process may take up to 10 minutes.

Aside from removing food, this treatment also promotes healthy eating habits. This is because it is necessary for individuals who undergo this procedure to drink more liquids and chew food thoroughly.

Beyond Our Procedures

Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight may help prevent various diseases, such as heart failure, diabetes, hypertension, arthritis, and liver disease. That’s why our clinic is here to support you not just in shedding off unwanted pounds but also in keeping them off. Aside from our weight loss procedures, we provide diet, nutrition, exercise, and behavioral counseling for our patients.

Contact Us Today for First-Rate Weight Loss Solutions

Our clinic is here to help make weight loss easier for you. Feel free to contact us at (919) 696-1109 or info@newyouweightloss.com to learn more about our services and to schedule a free consultation with our doctors. You may also visit our clinic at 1000 Crescent Green Drive, Suite 102, Cary, NC 27518. We look forward to serving you and answering any questions you may have!