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EndoSlim - Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty

EndoSlim – Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty

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What is EndoSlim (Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty)?

If you have a relatively high body mass index (BMI) and have struggled with achieving your weight loss goals, you may become frustrated and feel at a loss. However, our Board-Certified gastroenterologist at the EndoSlim Clinic of Atlantic Gastroenterology, Brooklyn, New York, can recommend medical weight loss solutions. One method of treatment he may suggest is EndoSlim (Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty), a procedure designed to reduce stomach volume to assist in healthy weight loss.

What is Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty?

What involves the EndoSlim (Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty) procedure?

The Apollo ESG device is the first and only device authorized by the FDA for performing EndoSlim (Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty). The device is long and includes a camera. It is inserted into the mouth and stomach, using specialized instruments to sew the stomach lining. The six to eight sutures placed are tightened to reduce the stomach size by up to 80%. The treatment is designed to help patients eat less and feel full faster, which often results in significant weight loss results!

Apollo Endosurgery

Endoscopic sleeve GASTROPLASTY or ESG is a weight loss procedure that reduces the size of your stomach so you eat less and feel full faster. It is performed by a specially trained doctor endoscopically, which means no incisions, no scars.

ESG is performed using the Apollo ESG system, the first and only device authorized by the FDA for this procedure. The Apollo ESG system is a small endoscopic suturing device about the size of your finger that attaches to the end of an endoscope or camera. A specially trained doctor passes the device and camera through your mouth and into your stomach. The doctor uses the suturing device along the large curve of your stomach to sew it into a smaller shape. The stitches or sutures are placed in a U-shaped pattern starting near the bottom of your stomach and working towards the top of the stomach. As each U is completed, the suture is tightened down to reduce the volume of the stomach,

The doctor continues to sew along the large curve of the stomach until six to eight sutures are completed. With your stomach sewn into a smaller shape, you’ll eat less and feel full faster, resulting in significant weight loss. See the difference. Patients lose an average of 14% of total body weight at year one or 49% of excess body weight. This advanced endoscopic procedure does not require incisions, meaning no scarring, and less time away. Most patients typically go home the same day as the procedure and can return to work in two to three days. The Apollo ESG system is the first and only device to be authorized by the FDA to perform ESG for weight loss. It is indicated in adults with obesity with A BMI between 30 and 50 who have not been able to lose weight or keep weight off with diet and exercise alone. Learn more about the ESG procedure by visiting apollo Patients who have an ESG must also pursue certain lifestyle modifications such as changes to diet and exercise in order to achieve desired results. All procedures have risks. Talk to your doctor and understand all risks before having a procedure.

What are the benefits of EndoSlim (Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty)?

Dr. Alexander Shapsis often recommends this treatment to patients for its many advantages. The ESG procedure performed with the Apollo device:

  • Does not require incisions
  • Does not leave scarring
  • Requires less downtime and recovery
  • Allows patients to return home the same day after the procedure
  • Allows patients to return to work within a few days in most situations
  • Can be paired with lifestyle modifications to achieve faster and longer-lasting results

As with any surgical procedure, there are certain risks and complications that can occur. It is vital that you speak to your Board-Certified gastroenterologist about the pros and cons of this and other weight loss options available to you to make an educated decision on what is best for your unique needs.

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Is the EndoSlim (Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty) procedure right for me?

Dr. Shapsis can evaluate you to determine if you are a proper candidate for the procedure. The patients best suited for this treatment are those who are obese with a high BMI of 30 or more and who have had difficulty losing weight with other methods.

Learn more about EndoSlim (Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty) with EndoSlim-Digital Patient Resources

The Resources include:

  1. Video animation that can help you to understand how EndoSlim- Apollo ESGTM System works.
  2. Anatomic Illustration of how EndoSlim non-surgical procedure works
  3. FAQs

Schedule a visit to the EndoSlim Clinic of Atlantic Gastroenterology to learn more about this procedure!

If you want to learn more about this surgery and want to speak to an EndoSlim (Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty) specialist about your options, call 1-877-SIZEOFF (1-877-749-3633) to schedule an appointment at either Court Street or Ocean Parkway office in Brooklyn.

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