Who It’s For
ESG is ideal for patients who have a BMI of at least 30 and have not been successful with diet and exercise alone. It is also a solution for those who don’t want to undergo gastric bypass or those whose physical condition makes them ineligible for surgery. The most important criterion is to be committed to the program and follow instructions for the prescribed period of time. We recommend ESG for individuals who are looking for a long-term weight loss solution.
How The Procedure Works
ESG is a completely endoscopic procedure, performed from inside the stomach and without the need for abdominal incisions. Your physician will advance an upper endoscope (a camera attached to a flexible tube) through your mouth and into your stomach. The endoscope is equipped with a suturing system that allows placement of stitches in the stomach. The procedure takes approximately 60 to 90 minutes. After the procedure, the stomach is 70-80% smaller in size, which limits the amount of food that is eaten before feeling full, limits the amount of calories absorbed by the stomach, and also prolongs the time food remains in the stomach, extending the feeling of fullness.
How Much Weight You’ll Lose
Results vary for each individual undergoing an ESG. Typically, patients can lose as much as 50% of their excess body weight at six months post-surgery and at the one-year mark, many patients experience an 80% loss of excess weight. Off the scale victories also include improved blood pressure numbers, better blood sugar control, and even an improvement in sleep apnea.
Commitment to the program is the single greatest factor in success. Follow your doctor’s recommendations carefully and make thoughtful decisions on nutrition and exercise. Your NEW You physician will partner with you to help you achieve your weight loss goals.