Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty in Los Angeles
What is endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty?
Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG) is ideal for overweight patients who suffer from serious weight-related health problems like gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), heart disease, high blood pressure, sleep apnea and type 2 diabetes.
This innovative weight loss procedure reduces the size of the stomach using an endoscope – there are no surgical incisions, so no scarring and no wounds.
Also known as “scarless sleeve” or “sleeve gastroplasty,” ESG surgery results in patients feeling fuller sooner and therefore eating less. Average weight loss for patients who have undergone this surgery ranges from 42 to 73 pounds after 12 months, for patients with a BMI of 38 and 45 respectively.
Ask Dr. Naim about this new procedure if you’ve been denied weight loss surgery for other bariatric procedures in the past.
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How does endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty work?
As indicated by the name of the surgery, an endoscope is used during endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty. An endoscope is a thin, illuminated tube with a camera that allows surgeons to see inside your body.
During an endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty:
- An endoscope with a suturing device is inserted into your stomach, via your mouth and throat
- Approximately 12 sutures are placed in the stomach to restructure the organ and reduce its size and length, which limits the amount of calories that your body can absorb
No incisions are made during this outpatient procedure and it takes between 90 minutes and two hours.
This ESG surgery is also cheaper than other types of bariatric surgery.
Does insurance cover endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty?
Unfortunately, most insurance plans do not cover endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty. However, we offer financing and may have other options available depending on your needs. Call us at 855-SOMA-411 (766-2411) to ask about payment options for this procedure.
Is endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty reversible?
Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty is not considered a reversible procedure, although it may be revised. If a reversible procedure is important to you, speak to Dr. Naim about your options.
After endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty
ESG surgery patients are typically fully recovered in one to three days. However, you may not be able to eat for up to eight hours after the surgery.
After this, you will begin a two-week liquid diet, then slowly transition to semi-solid and regular food over the course of two weeks.
Following a healthy diet and practicing portion control, in addition to exercising regularly will be key to your success.
Dr. Naim and the Soma Weight Loss team will support you throughout this journey, providing nutrition and exercise guidance, monthly support group meetings and regular follow-ups.
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Have you struggled to achieve significant weight loss results despite making dietary and lifestyle changes? Or can you lose weight, but struggle to keep it off and maintain your weight loss? If so, you may be a candidate for endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty. Other requirements include:
- Be 18 years or older
- Have a BMI of 30 or higher and have health problems such as GERD, heart disease, high blood pressure, sleep apnea or type 2 diabetes
- Be committed to adopting a healthier lifestyle
If you live in Los Angeles and are looking for endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty locations near you, the bariatric surgery team at Soma Weight Loss can help you.
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