What to Consider Before Endoscopic Sleeve Surgery

By: Dr. Fernando E. Bayron


At Fernando E Bayron MD in Tamarac, FL, we believe that losing weight is about more than just improving the way you look — it's also about taking control of your health and living a more balanced lifestyle. Led by Dr. Fernando E. Bayron, a skilled bariatric surgeon, our practice specializes in a selection of effective weight loss solutions designed to help patients lose excess pounds and keep them off over time. One solution that has gained popularity recently is endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty, a minimally invasive procedure aimed at controlling hunger for long-term weight loss success. If you're interested in exploring the possibilities of endoscopic sleeve surgery for yourself, here's what you should know before scheduling your consultation with our team.

How can endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty help with weight loss?

Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty significantly reduces the stomach's capacity, which helps to limit food intake and enhance the feeling of fullness sooner. This minimally invasive procedure is performed through the mouth using an advanced device called an endoscope, removing the need for incisions or more extensive surgery. During the procedure, the stomach is sutured into a small tube shape, enhancing your weight loss efforts while minimizing the risks associated with surgical interventions.

How much weight can you expect to lose after your bariatric surgery?

Patients typically experience a loss of about 15 – 20% of their body weight within the first 12 – 18 months after endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty. It's important to maintain realistic expectations and understand that endoscopic sleeve surgery is a tool to aid in weight loss rather than a cure for obesity. Success in maintaining weight loss long-term hinges on a commitment to lifestyle changes, including adopting a healthy diet and regular exercise routine. Dr. Bayron and our team are dedicated to supporting patients throughout their weight loss journey, ensuring they achieve and sustain their goals.

Who is a good candidate for bariatric surgery?

Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty is a valuable option for individuals considering weight loss solutions. Ideal candidates typically include:

  • Individuals with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher
  • Those who have not achieved significant weight loss through diet and exercise alone
  • People seeking an alternative to traditional bariatric surgery, possibly due to eligibility concerns or personal preferences

During your consultation at our Tamarac, FL office, Dr. Fernando will:

  • Perform a comprehensive evaluation of your medical history
  • Talk with your about your weight loss goals
  • Review lifestyle factors that might play a role in your weight loss efforts

What is the recovery like after endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty?

Thanks to its minimally invasive nature, the recovery period for endoscopic sleeve surgery is shorter than that of other weight loss procedures. Most patients can resume their daily activities within a few days post-procedure with minimal discomfort. At Fernando E Bayron MD, we work closely with patients during and after their treatment to help them navigate the recovery process and enjoy a more balanced life as quickly as possible.

Find weight loss solutions in Tamarac, FL

If you've struggled with your weight and are ready to get your health back on track, Fernando E Bayron MD can help with a variety of custom-tailored weight loss solutions. As an experienced bariatric surgeon, Dr. Fernando E. Bayron is excited to help patients discover the benefits of better health with endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty and a selection of other procedures. Contact our office in Tamarac, FL to learn how endoscopic sleeve surgery may be the weight loss answer you've been looking for.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.