The Advantages Of Endoscopic Gastroplasty

Endoscopic Gastroplasty

Endoscopic gastroplasty is something  that you should definitely  consider if you are struggling with excess weight and  associated medical conditions  such as high cholesterol or sleep apnea. Combined with exercise and diet,  this procedure can tremendously improve your health.

It is important to keep in mind that endoscopy sleeve is not surgery.  It is usually performed using an endoscope, which is a long, flexible device that is passed through the mouth, all the way down into the esophagus, and eventually into the stomach.   This device has been used for decades for  performing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.

With endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty, a suturing device is mounted on the end  of this device, and then the surgeon sutures the inside of the  stomach drawing the stomach’s lateral edge together.  Along the medial side of the stomach, a channel is left for passage of food.  The procedure is referred to as gastroplasty because the shape of the stomach is changed.

One of the advantages of using endoscopic gastroplasty for weight loss is that  you will be  home the same day.  This procedure is performed with a patient under general anesthesia. However, the  period of anesthesia is very short  and recovery occurs in just a few hours.  You will be monitored  for about  3 to 4 hours at the facility that you will visit, during which you will be encouraged to start  taking fluids and walk around. If everything goes well, you will go home the same day.

Another advantage of endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty is that it involves less pain, You will not feel pain from the gastrointestinal tract the same way you would do from the skin or muscular layer of the abdominal wall. The only pain that you will experience from this procedure is a dull ache in your upper abdomen, and sometimes under the ribs.

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