Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty
Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty is a new method which allows physicians to stitch the stomach into a tube (sleeve) using a scope that is passed through the mouth and esophagus.
How Does It Work?
By sewing the stomach from the inside, physicians are able to decrease the stomach to one-third of its normal size. The remaining gastric sleeve limits the amount of food that can be eaten and alters hunger inducing hormones.
This endoscopic procedure lowers the chance of problems and healing times as compared to the surgical approach. Patients having endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty go home either same day or within 24 hours.
Research has shown that after 12 months, there were significant reductions in HgbA1c, systolic blood pressure, waist circumference, ALT and serum triglycerides.
Dr. Austin Chiang explains more in the video below:
Make an Appointment
Learn more about our endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty and other treatments available through the Comprehensive Weight Management Center at Jefferson Health.
Call 1-800-JEFF-NOW (1-800-533-3669) to schedule an appointment.