Am I A Candidate for Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty?

Am I a Candidate for Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty?

sleeve gastroplasty is a non-surgical option for weight loss which reduces the
size of your stomach using an endoscopic suturing device. This procedure may be
an option if you’re significantly overweight — a body mass index of 30 or more
— and diet and exercise haven’t worked for you.

  • Advocated for adults aged 18 years or older.
  • The ideal candidate for endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty is
    someone who understands that this procedure is not the be-all, end-all for
    weight loss, but rather a tool for weight loss.
  • The patient in question should have a body mass index between
    30 and 40, or higher.
  • One who has already tried other non-invasive weight loss
    methods- diet modification & exercise.
  • You are not a surgical candidate if you have previously
    undergone other types of surgery, have had adhesions, or have had a frozen
    abdomen or do not want to undergo surgery.
  • Even though surgery has been shown to be the most effective
    option, only 2% of patients choose that route; thus, the endoscopic sleeve
    provides an alternative option.
Am I a Candidate for Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty?

other weight-loss procedures, endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty requires
commitment to a healthier lifestyle. You need to make permanent healthy changes
to your diet and take up regular exercise to help ensure the long-term success
of endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty.

option isn’t appropriate for anyone who has gastrointestinal bleeding, a hiatal
hernia larger than 3 centimeters or who’s had prior stomach surgery.

Why Choose ESG? Proven Results.

Am I a Candidate for Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty?

Studies have tracked results of endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty for only 1 to 2 years vs these 5-year prospectively collected data that tracked annual weight loss among 203 obese patients who underwent the procedure between 2013 and 2018. Their mean age was 46 ± 13 years. Of these patients, 67% were female.

  • Baseline body mass index was 39 ± 7 kg/m2. Obesity is defined
    as a body mass index ≥30 kg/m2; morbid obesity, ≥40 kg/m2.
  • Patients generally achieved maximum weight loss within 24
    months, after which some patients tended to regain about 14% of their lost
    weight, like the surgical literature.
  • At 1 year, with a 73% follow-up rate, patients lost 18.1 kg
    (95% confidence interval 15.8-20.5; P < .0001), with a total body weight
    loss of 15.2% (95% confidence interval 13.5-16.8; P < .0001).
  • At 2 years, with an 80% follow-up rate, weight loss was 17.3
    kg (95% confidence interval 14.3-20.4; P < .0001), with a total body weight
    loss of 14.5% (95% confidence interval 12.1-16.8; P < .0001).
  • At 3 years, with a 64% follow-up rate, weight loss was 20.8
    kg (95% confidence interval 13.3-28.2; P < .0001), with a total body weight
    loss of 15.7% (95% confidence interval 11.1-20.3; P < .0001).
  • At 5 years, with an 89% follow-up rate, weight loss was 18.7
    kg (95% confidence interval 10.0-27.3; P = .0003), with a total body weight
    loss of 14.5% (95% confidence interval 8.2-20.9; P = .0002).
  • At 12, 24, 36, and 60 months, the percentage of patients who
    achieved ≥10% total body weight loss was 74%, 67%, 67%, and 69%, respectively.
  • Failure to lose ≥10 % of body weight within the first 3
    months after endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty decreased their chance of
    subsequent significant weight loss by 80%. The complication rate was <1%, an
    improvement over surgical procedures.

Always consult a doctor before choosing any
weight loss option.


The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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