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Endoscopic Bariatric Surgery Treatment & Diagnostics in Karol Bagh, Delhi

Endoscopic Bariatric Surgery

Overview of Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty

A type of endoscopic bariatric surgery, endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty is a minimally invasive surgical procedure. It is usually performed to help with weight loss. Since the process is minimally invasive, it has a reduced number of complications and risks than traditional surgical procedures for weight loss.

What is Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty?

For an endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty, the surgeon performs a minimally invasive procedure to help with your weight loss. First, the surgeon inserts a suturing device into your throat and down to your stomach. Then, the surgeon places the suture into your stomach, which works by reducing the size of your stomach.

In addition to weight loss, this minimally invasive procedure may also help control your blood sugar levels and reduce the risk of other potential weight-related health problems that you may have.

Who Qualifies for Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty?

In order to qualify for endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty, your doctor will perform an extensive screening test. Since this procedure is not for everyone who is excessively obese, it is advised that you first consult with a bariatric surgeon in Delhi.

Your doctor may recommend this endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty if -

  • You are significantly obese.
  • You have a BMI of 30 or more.
  • Other treatment options such as medications, diet, and exercise have not worked for you.

However, after the procedure is done, you must adapt to a healthier lifestyle and diet changes. This is essential to ensure that you get the most out of the procedure. You may also have to visit a bariatric surgeon near you for regular medical check-ups and take part in behavioral therapy.

Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty may not be an ideal procedure for you if -

  • You have a large hiatal hernia.
  • You have a medical condition associated with gastrointestinal bleeding, such as a peptic ulcer or gastritis.

Why is Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty Performed?

Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty is performed to help patients with excess weight loss. The procedure can also help reduce the risk of life-threatening weight-related medical conditions such as -

  • High blood pressure
  • Stroke
  • Heart diseases
  • Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) or nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
  • Type II diabetes
  • Sleep apnea
  • Osteoarthritis, a type of joint pain

Usually, endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty is only recommended after exercising, diet, and lifestyle changes to lose weight. Typically, a surgical procedure is the last option for weight loss.

What are the Benefits of Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty?

As with any weight-loss procedure, endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty requires you to adapt to a healthier lifestyle and diet changes for the procedure to work and give you desired results.

In typical cases, if a patient follows all the guidelines after the procedure, they can lose about 20 percent of the excess weight in a year. However, the weight loss also depends on each individual’s body type.

Along with weight loss, this procedure helps reduce the risks of certain weight-related medical conditions as well. These include -

  • Stroke
  • Heart diseases
  • Sleep apnea
  • High blood pressure
  • Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) or nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
  • Osteoarthritis, a type of joint pain
  • Type II diabetes

Since the procedure is minimally invasive, it has fewer complications and a better recovery rate than the traditional weight-loss surgical procedure.

Are there any Risks Associated with Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty?

Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty has shown favorable outcomes to date. However, you may experience mild pain and nausea after the procedure. Your doctor may prescribe nausea and pain medications to help relieve these complications.

Although rare, you may experience the following complications after the procedure:

  • Excessive bleeding
  • Infection 
  • Lung problems
  • Blood clots
  • Adverse reactions to anesthesia

If you experience any of these complications after the procedure, make sure you consult with a bariatric surgeon in Delhi.

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Is endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty a painful procedure?

Since endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty is a minimally invasive procedure, you may experience little to no pain during the procedure. However, experiencing mild pain or discomfort after the procedure is common.

Is endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty permanent?

In most cases, the surgeon uses permanent sutures that do not dissolve even after a long period after the procedure. However, if the patient requests, the surgeon can remove the sutures endoscopically and reverse the procedure.

For how long does the endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty last?

The length of the procedure varies for each individual. However, in typical cases, the process takes about 60 to 90 minutes.

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