The Jefferson Health Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology now offers endoscopic treatments as a part of our Comprehensive Weight Management Center. Our team of professionals – including physicians, nurses and dietitians – work together to ensure that you receive a personalized plan and the safest approach to successful weight loss.
Types of Treatment
We offer minimally invasive procedures for weight management for some patients who are not candidates for traditional bariatric surgery. These treatment options include:
During this outpatient procedure, a latex-free silicone balloon is placed into the stomach. Once inflated, the balloon lowers food intake through a number of different pathways.
This treatment allows physicians to stitch the stomach into a tube (sleeve) using a scope that is passed through the mouth and esophagus.
This approach is for patients who have regained weight after a previous gastric bypass surgery. Outpatient endoscopic suturing is used to reduce the size of the gastric pouch and the size of the outlet between the gastric pouch and intestine, helping patients to lose weight again.
Make an Appointment
To make an appointment, or for more information about Jefferson Health's Endoscopic Treatment Program, call 1-800-JEFF-NOW (1-800-533-3669) to schedule an appointment.