what is endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty?

Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG) is a minimally invasive weight loss procedure that involves creating a smaller stomach using an endoscope, which is a long, thin tube with a camera on the end. The procedure is performed through the mouth and does not require any incisions.

During the procedure, the endoscope is inserted through the mouth and down the esophagus into the stomach. The surgeon then uses special instruments to staple and divide the stomach into a smaller, tube-like shape. This creates a smaller stomach pouch that holds less food and helps to reduce appetite and promote weight loss.

ESG is typically recommended for people who are significantly overweight or obese but may not be candidates for more invasive weight loss surgery, such as gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy. The procedure is usually done on an outpatient basis and does not require a hospital stay.

It is important to note that while ESG can help people achieve significant weight loss, it is not a replacement for lifestyle changes, such as following a healthy diet and exercising regularly. It is also important to follow up with a healthcare provider and to make healthy lifestyle choices to maintain the benefits of the procedure and to prevent weight regain over the long term.

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