Success and Benefits of the ESG Procedure in Woodstock are vast.
The ESG Surgery in Woodstock
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:
Type 2 diabetes
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
As with any weight loss treatment, some patients gain weight back. There are many reasons people regain weight.
Sleeve Gastroplasty Woodstock Weight Regain Two Reasons
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 Woodstock uses an endoscopic suturing device to reduce the size of the stomach by 70 to 80 percent.
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).
Risks, Complications and Side Effects of Endoscopic Gastric Sleeve SurgeryGastric sleeving is a form of weight loss surgery which is gaining momentum. The complete name for the procedure is Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy but it is widely known by the more common term "gastric sleeve" or "sleeve gastrectomy". They all describe the same procedure.Promoters of the procedure boast several specific advantages over other types of laparoscopic weight loss surgery. They will tell you that, unlike "lap-band" surgery, gastric sleeving does not include implanting a foreign object in your body, which also means that there is no need for later adjustment or filling after surgery. This means less followup medical visits and therefore, greater personal convenience and getting back to normal life much faster.But is it all it's cracked up to be?First, let's understand exactly what is involved and then discuss the implications. The procedure involves two things. The first is a significant reduction in the size of the stomach, while the second involves reducing the hormones that create a craving for food. The small intestine is unaltered, so digestion and absorption of nutrients is unhindered. However, your stomach normally has approximately a one litre capacity but this surgery can reduce that to about 100ml.The impact on your eating habits could be quite significant. For example, if you once drunk from a normal size cup, you may have to purchase much smaller ones, because you may not be able to drink a whole cup. Your meal sizes may also diminish to almost a tenth of what you have been used to. That could amount to only a very small portion on a dinner plate.This may seem attractive at first, but it could also mean you may not be able to physically consume sufficient food to provide normal nourishment and therefore, have to take nutritional supplements for the rest of your life.Complications that can arise from the gastric sleeve procedure include internal leaking after the operation. This can cause septicemia which could be dangerous, if not life threatening.The other important thing to remember, is that the procedure is irreversible. Once it's done, you have to live with the consequences for the rest of your life.The Gastric Sleeve Resection as a stand-alone weight loss surgery is a new approach and still considered experimental by many bariatric surgeons and insurance companies. It is covered by some insurance companies, but not by others. Typically, insurance companies do not cover a procedure that they consider experimental.It is often followed by a gastric bypass or duodenal switch after the patient has lost a significant amount of weight. Called a "staged" approach to weight loss surgery, this makes the second procedure less risky than it would have been had it been the first and only procedure.Doctors point out that no obesity surgery is a cure-all. It's simply a tool to help patients cut portions and calories. The smaller stomach can enlarge again and weight loss can be regained.If this occurs the sleeve can be revised, but this requires another operation. This however is most uncommon and the reality is, that your "new" reduced stomach will be a lifelong blessing or curse.
How is ESG done in Woodstock ?
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.
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.
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 Woodstock is a new procedure, it may not be covered by your health insurance.