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What is Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty?

Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty is a non-surgical alternative to traditional bariatric surgeries, such as sleeve gastrectomy. This procedure reduces the stomach volume by 70% without cutting away a part of the stomach, making it less invasive and risky. Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty is worth considering if you want to achieve sustainable and dramatic weight loss without surgery. Brand Surgical Institute uses cutting-edge surgical techniques to help you achieve your weight loss efforts and lead a healthier life in Glendale.

How does endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty work?

Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty, also known as the accordion procedure, is a minimally invasive laparoscopic bariatric procedure. This procedure involves the physical insertion of an endoscope through the mouth and into the stomach, following which the front and back walls of the stomach are sutured together and tightened. The surgeon essentially stitches the walls of your stomach together to seal them off, which reduces your stomach volume by 70%.

The accordion procedure reduces your stomach size, so you feel full and satisfied after eating significantly less food. Furthermore, this procedure also makes your body empty out the consumed food at a much slower pace, which kills your appetite and prevents you from snacking between meals. The ESG procedure reduces your stomach size, reduces hunger pangs, and makes you consume fewer calories, leading to sustained weight loss.

Benefits of endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty:

  • Minimally invasive alternative to a traditional sleeve gastrectomy
  • No incisions or scarring
  • No risk of complications caused by surgery, such as infections
  • Reduces hunger pangs
  • Makes you eat less food
  • Improves your metabolic processes
  • Stabilizes your blood sugar levels
  • Improves sleep and mood
  • Regulates high blood pressure
  • Minimal post-treatment downtime

You are the ideal candidate for endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty if:

  • You have a BMI of or more than 30.
  • You don’t want to undergo bariatric surgery.
  • You can’t undergo bariatric surgery because of medical factors.
  • You have not been able to sustain weight loss through natural weight loss efforts.
  • You want a rapid and permanent solution to weight loss.


What happens during endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty?

Brand Surgical Institute performs cutting-edge endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty under general anesthesia. The surgeon inserts an endoscope — a long tube with a camera at the end — through the mouth into the stomach. The endoscope visualizes the internal structure of the stomach. The surgeon places a total of 12 sutures in a running pattern to connect and tighten the front and back walls of the stomach, decreasing the volume of the stomach by 70%. The entire procedure concludes within 2 hours.

What is recovery like after endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty?

The minimally invasive endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty only necessitates 1 to 3 days of downtime. You have to follow a liquid diet for the first three weeks, following which you can gradually introduce soft or semi-solid foods into your diet. This procedure involves a minimal recovery, so you can resume most of your daily activities within a week.

What are the results of endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty?

Most patients lose 50% of the excess body weight within 6 months and 60% within 12 months. You will notice dramatic improvements in the first months, followed by a plateau period or more gradual improvements. You must maintain a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise and a balanced diet to keep seeing results.

Schedule a consultation for endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty in Glendale, CA

Brand Surgical Institute is the first woman-owned outpatient surgical facility specializing in cutting-edge bariatric procedures in Glendale. We believe in presenting patients with all the possible treatment options, educating them about their health conditions and treatments, and empowering them to make educated decisions. Our surgical experts use the latest and safest procedures to reduce your stomach size and induce weight loss. Please schedule an appointment to explore your endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty options in Glendale.

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