Jefferson University Hospitals

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does EDGE take?

Part 1 takes approximately 30 minutes. Part 2 may take 60 to 90 minutes depending on your individual needs.

What happens after the procedure?

Your doctor will prescribe an antibiotic at the first part of the EDGE procedure, which may continue for a total of three days. 

Your doctor will monitor your recovery with routine follow-up appointments. Unless your doctor tells you otherwise, you will not be asked to modify your diet or activity.

Three months after the stent has been removed, you will be asked to complete a radiographic study to confirm that the connection between the gastric pouch and excluded stomach remains closed.

Are there any complications?

EDGE complications are similar to other endoscopic procedures and include bleeding, infection, perforation, and stent misplacement. Your doctor will monitor you for any complications following your procedure.