Endoscopic Sleeve in Tamarac, FL

What Is Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty?

Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty is a minimally invasive bariatric procedure designed to shrink stomach space so you feel full more quickly when you're eating. Unlike some other weight loss operations, endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty involves no incisions, instead using sutures to resize and reshape the stomach. With the appropriate lifestyle changes, patients who undergo an endoscopic sleeve procedure at Fernando E Bayron MD can achieve significant weight loss with many taking off as much as 15% of their body weight within the first year of their procedure. Best of all, this treatment can help improve obesity-related health concerns, such as sleep apnea, high blood pressure, and heart disease. To learn more about endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty and other bariatric treatments we offer, reach out to our practice in Tamarac, FL to schedule a consultation. We are here to give you every advantage possible in your weight loss journey.

How Does Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty Work?

Before scheduling your endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty, we'll sit down with you to talk about your health history and weight loss goals to see if this procedure is the best fit for you. For your comfort, you'll be placed under general anesthesia for the treatment. Once you're sedated, we'll begin by inserting an endoscope — a long, flexible tube with a light and camera attached — into your stomach through the throat. We'll then use the scope to suture the stomach into a smaller shape. The entire procedure takes roughly 1 – 2 hours, and most patients are able to go home once they've recovered from the anesthesia. Before you are discharged, we'll discuss what you can expect and how to reintroduce foods into your diet as you heal.

What Are the Benefits of Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty?

Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty can be an effective solution for individuals who need to lose a significant amount of weight and who may have experienced unsatisfying results from more conservative weight loss methods. Some of the benefits of this procedure include:

  • Reduces calorie intake by allowing you to eat less and feel full
  • Reduces risk of weight-related health concerns
  • Lessens wear and tear on your joints
  • Improves confidence and satisfaction with how you look
  • No need for incisions or open surgery, reducing the risk of discomfort or complications
  • Helps achieve long-term, sustainable weight loss

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Am I A Candidate for An Endoscopic Sleeve?

You may be a good candidate for endoscopic sleeve surgery if traditional diets and exercise plans have failed to help you in your weight loss efforts. Ideal candidates are those who are significantly overweight, preferably with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher, and committed to maintaining long-term dietary changes. This procedure is particularly beneficial if you're seeking a minimally invasive solution that reduces stomach volume and helps you feel full sooner. Before planning your procedure, our team will conduct a thorough evaluation of your medical history and weight loss goals to ensure endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty is right for you.

How effective is endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty for weight loss?

The effectiveness of endoscopic sleeves varies from patient to patient, with many experiencing significant weight loss. Studies show that on average, patients lose around 15 – 20% of their body weight within the first 12 – 18 months post-procedure. It's important to note that ESG is most effective when combined with lifestyle changes, including a healthy diet and regular exercise.

What are the risks and side effects of endoscopic sleeves?

While endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty is generally considered safe, it does carry potential risks and side effects, much like any medical procedure. Common side effects include nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain, which typically subside within a few days. Rare but more serious risks include infection, bleeding, and, in very few cases, a tear in the stomach lining, which would require immediate medical attention.

What should I expect during the recovery period after an endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty?

Following an endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty, patients typically experience a recovery period lasting a few days to a week. During this time, you may encounter soreness, swelling, and some discomfort in the abdominal area, which is usually manageable with medications prescribed by your doctor. It's crucial to follow a liquid diet initially, gradually reintroducing solid foods as advised, and stay in close communication with your healthcare provider to monitor your progress and healing.

Learn About Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty

At Fernando E Bayron MD, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive weight loss solutions for Tamarac, FL patients from all backgrounds. If you are considering endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty or any other bariatric procedure, we invite you to reach out to our practice today to learn all about your weight loss options and the goals that we can help you achieve. We want to empower you to live a healthier, more balanced life.

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