When patients seek to lose weight, they often face two key questions when choosing a weight loss procedure. The first is “Have I already tried diet and exercise?” and if they didn’t work, “What else can I do?”. And the third question is, “After a weight loss procedure, how much weight am I going to lose?”. In this article, we are going to talk about the best endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty results, success testimonials, and before and after photos of this non-surgical and effective weight loss procedure.
In order to understand the benefits and process of endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty, patients should consider the level of commitment they are willing to make to this process. It is also necessary to be aware of why I have reached this level of obesity and understand the adjustments that must be made in eating and exercise habits so that the goal of losing weight and maintaining it is fulfilled.
When a patient is not at their ideal weight, their body does not work in the best way, and health problems such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, etc. occur. When this happens, patients start dieting trying to lose weight but very few manage to meet their goals. In those moments the idea of a weight loss procedure comes to mind. Thanks to technological advances today, the Innova Weight Loss team can offer non-surgical weight loss treatments like endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty.
What Is Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG)?
Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG), also called Overstitch or the Apollo method, is a highly effective weight loss procedure that does not require cuts, incisions, or a long hospital stay. This procedure works by placing sutures in the patient’s stomach, limiting the amount of food they can eat, and helping them lose weight steadily and effectively. This procedure is performed through endoscopy, there are no cuts or incisions because the stomach is accessed through the throat, which reduces the risk of complications and offers a much shorter recovery time. Upon reaching the stomach, the doctor can view it through an endoscope and the thin suture device is attached to the camera. After checking the stomach, the doctor proceeds to fold a portion of the stomach and place the sutures.
How Much Weight Can I Lose With ESG?
Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG) is a powerful tool for losing a significant amount of weight, but it is imperative that patients make a commitment to a healthier lifestyle and adhere to a personalized exercise plan that will help achieve the goals. The testimonials of our patients attest to the effectiveness of this procedure in just the first year after the procedure; patients can lose up to 30% of excess weight. Patients typically lose quite a bit of weight in the first 3 months after the procedure is performed.
ESG patients typically lose weight quite rapidly in the first three months due to the restricted diet and size-reduced stomach. The typical patient loses about 10% of their total body weight during the 3 months following ESG, and then approximately another 10-13% during the following 9 months. Of course, the results vary from patient to patient, and the results also depend on the lifestyle changes made during this time.
Aside from the procedure, patients will enter medical nutrition therapy and a specialized diet so that the change is gradual and patients can better tolerate the portions and amounts of food that will be sufficient to make them feel full after the procedure.
Is Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG) Permanent?
ESG is considered a procedure to alter the shape of the stomach. The Overstitch can be converted into a more aggressive bariatric surgery if the patient requires it. This procedure is a tool that helps patients adhere to and commit to a healthier and more active lifestyle. The endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty results can be evidenced by the before and after photos of our patients who made the decision to transform their lives.
What Are the Benefits of ESG?
Many of our patients have health problems directly related to being overweight. After undergoing the endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty procedure, many patients have reported that the following medical problems have improved and sometimes even disappeared completely:
- Heart disease risk;
- Sleep apnea;
- High blood pressure;
- Osteoarthritis (joint pain);
- Type 2 diabetes;
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease.
Endoscopic Gastric Sleeve Patient Testimonials
Since the Overstitch procedure has been performed on our Innova Weight Loss Solutions patients, we have helped many people achieve their weight loss goals. We have many success stories associated with this procedure. Below you can find testimonials from patients who have undergone this procedure. Weight loss is noticeable a few days after the procedure, the vast majority of patients return to their normal activities after 3 or 4 days of rest at home.
Patient results may vary depending on the current weight and individual circumstances. Contact Innova Weight Loss Solutions today to schedule an appointment at one of our New York or Puerto Rico offices to start your weight loss journey today.