Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty Alpharetta

Success and Benefits of the ESG Procedure in Alpharetta are vast.

The ESG Surgery in Alpharetta

The ESG procedure, used alongside lifestyle and diet changes, is intended to help you lose weight.

Weight loss can help prevent or improve many health problems that are associated with excess body weight, including:

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Type 2 diabetes
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
Heart Disease
Joint Problems
High Cholesterol
Asthma
Sleep Apnea

As with any weight loss treatment, some patients gain weight back. There are many reasons people regain weight.

Sleeve Gastroplasty Alpharetta Weight Regain Two Reasons

Not following the recommended diet after the sleeve gastroplasty procedure.
Not following the recommended activity guidelines after the endoscopic sleeve procedure.

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Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty is only one of the many tools you should anticipate using to improve your health.

Physical activity, healthy lifestyle habits, changes in diet, stress management and motivation to make changes are all critical to your success after the ESG procedure.

The Endoscopic Sleeve in Alpharetta  uses an endoscopic suturing device to reduce the size of the stomach by 70 to 80 percent.

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With reduced stomach size, patients will feel full sooner, and the stomach will not be able to secrete as many hunger-inducing hormones. The highlight of this procedure is that it is NON-SURGICAL.

The fact that it is non-surgical translates to no incisions, no scars, and little or no pain after the procedure, which usually lasts under two hours. In essence, the ESG is an even less invasive version of the minimally-invasive laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG).

Endoscopic Gastric Sleeve Surgery: Pros and Cons

endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty vs balloon A gastric sleeve surgery is beneficial for all of those who may be categorized as being obese, in that it is a less invasive procedure than some of the other options available. The procedure involves a surgeon removing approximately 85% of the patient's stomach leaving what resembles a sleeve or tube. The procedure is performed laparoscopically, which requires that small incisions are made as opposed to one large incision. The surgeon will then insert a tube equipped with a small camera and other instruments necessary for the procedure. Once the procedure has been completed, the tube shaped stomach that was created by the surgeon will be closed using staples.After a patient has lost a significant amount of weight, they may be scheduled for a gastric bypass surgery. Undergoing this second surgery is less risky now, than if it would have been performed at the same time as the gastric sleeve procedure. This is what is known as a staged approach to weight loss. The amount of time between the two procedures will typically be from six to eighteen months after the first procedure was performed.Because the gastric sleeve surgery is performed laparoscopically, there is less time spent in the hospital. In most cases patients are typically only required to spend one to two days in the hospital. The recovery time is also shorter than if a larger incision was made to perform the procedure. It is because of this that many surgeons and patients prefer the laparoscopic surgery. After surgery the patient will likely experience a swollen and tender abdomen for several days; many surgeons will prescribe medication to aid in the discomfort. The typical diet for a patient, who has undergone this type of surgery, requires that they remain on a liquid-only diet for two weeks after surgery. After that, the patient will then be allowed to eat pureed foods for two additional weeks, and the final step would be eating solid food after the two weeks have passed.Most patients who have undergone gastric sleeve surgery lose approximately 50 - 80 percent of their excess body weight during the first six months after surgery. It has also been shown that patients who have undergone the procedure also show improvement in diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and sleep apnea within the first two years following the surgery.Gastric sleeve surgery is a highly beneficial type of weight loss surgery. If you believe that gastric sleeve surgery is right for you, you should consult your physician and discuss whether or not you are a candidate for this type of weight loss surgery. The cost of having this type of surgery performed in Mexico is $6,000. The quality of care that you will receive in Mexico is equal to or surpasses the quality of care in the United States.

How is ESG done in Alpharetta ?

Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty is performed in the surgery center as an outpatient procedure. General anesthesia is used for the procedure, so it does not involve any pain.

The procedure is done using an endoscope, a flexible tube with a camera and an endoscopic suturing device attached. The endoscope is inserted down your throat into the stomach.

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The tiny camera allows our specialist to see and perform the operation within your stomach without making incisions in the abdomen.

Using the endoscope, the doctor places approximately 12 sutures in the stomach. The sutures placed will alter the structure of your stomach, leaving it in a tube shape. The reshaped stomach then restricts the number of calories your body can absorb.

The procedure takes about 90 minutes. After the endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty, you’ll awaken in a recovery room, where medical staff monitors you for any complications.

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The majority of people return home the same day, after recovering from sedation. Some people might require a short admission to the hospital for one day or less for observation after the procedure.

How much does the Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty Cost?

Visit our pricing page for details on various weight loss surgery costs.

The cost not only includes the price of the product but more importantly, the skill and expertise of our specialist or the medical professional that is doing the procedure.

This procedure should be performed by a medical professional who is licensed and trained, and who has extensive experience with endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty procedures.

Given that endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty in Alpharetta is a new procedure, it may not be covered by your health insurance.

Where Can You Find an Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty Surgeon Near Me?