With many options in surgical weight loss procedures, it can be hard to decipher the benefits and decide what treatment will be best for you. If you struggle to lose excess weight, but don’t want to undergo surgery that will involve taking time off work or a long recovery, it may be time to consider Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty. The non-surgical procedure works to reduce the size of the stomach, so you need less food to feel full, with hunger satisfied. Our team at West Medical is now offering Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty, also called accordion weight loss surgery, to assist our patients to reach a healthier weight.
How is Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty Different?
This treatment differs from other weight loss procedures because it is a non-surgical option. Other bariatric surgery procedures require placing incisions in the abdomen, which carry a higher risk, a longer recovery time, and scarring. Accordion weight loss surgery is performed through the esophagus. As this treatment is not an invasive surgery, there are lower complication rates, and a shorter treatment time is needed to perform the procedure. You will be able to return to your daily activities more quickly than a more invasive treatment.
An Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty may be recommended if you have a body mass index (BMI) over 30 and are ineligible for surgery, or do not want to undergo a more invasive procedure. If you struggle with excess weight and lifestyle changes haven’t worked for you, this minimally-invasive procedure may provide a safe and effective alternative.
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What to Expect
The entire Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty is performed at our surgical center by highly-skilled medical professionals, and takes just a couple of hours to complete. We focus on patient health and comfort in every procedure we perform. The process involves places a tube down the esophagus in preparation for the procedure. Then, specially designed instruments are placed down the tube so clinician can manipulate the surgical instruments, modifying the shape of the stomach. “Pleats” are sewn into the stomach to reduce size, giving the procedure its “accordion” name. In contrast to other procedures, portions of the stomach are not permanently removed during this procedure. However, the pleats in the stomach reduce volume so you feel full and satisfied with a far smaller consumption of food.
The effect of the procedure will be immediately noticeable. You will notice that you feel full quickly, and have begun to shed excess pounds as a natural result. It is important that you eat healthy, nutritious foods to help speed the weight loss process. Patients typically return to their daily activities within one to three days of the procedure, and we will schedule a follow-up visit to monitor progress.
Accordion Weight Loss Surgery in Southern California
West Medical and our team of respected medical professionals are here to create a custom treatment plan to help you reach a healthy weight. Our clinic provides the most advanced weight loss procedures, including the newly-developed Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty. We provide our patients with compassionate patient care, and are focused on guiding you to the right procedure to shed excess pounds in a healthy and effective way for your individual condition. We have eight convenient locations throughout Southern California to better serve you. Schedule a consultation with us to find out more about this non-surgical treatment.
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9301 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 405 & 406
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
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800 North Tustin Ave, Suite M
Santa Ana, CA 92705
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