What is Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty: The Basics
It is not easy to be insecure with our body especially when we are carrying fats on our bellies. Although there are several healthy methods on how to lose weight, there are also more convenient methods because of science and technology.
Now, the Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty become a trend. This method is a newer type of weight loss procedure that is minimally invasive. In fact, it is less invasive than its predecessors. In this procedure, the endoscopist will insert a suturing device into the patient’s throat and down to the stomach. The sutures will be placed there to make it smaller. If you are obese or extra-large, this procedure can be your best option. Say, if you have a body mass index of 30 or more and you failed in doing exercise and diet, then try this procedure.
Besides the fact that it is minimally invasive that the person who has been inserted with it has less risk of operative complications, this method is also effective as it limits the amount of food you can intake. This means that it creates a permanent habit that allows your body to stop partaking food too much. This method will require you to commit to a healthier lifestyle.
Why is this procedure done?
This procedure is done to help individuals struggling with fats to lose weight and leading to lower risks of illnesses and diseases. The following are the diseases you will prevent when you lose weight:
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Sleep apnea
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease and stroke
- Nonalcoholic fatty liver
It is important to take note that this works when the patient has already tried losing weight by exercise habits and improving diet.
What are the risks?
Compared to other procedures, this method has shown a good safety profile, although the patient needs to expect experiencing nausea and pain for several days after the procedure. Some patents just need to take some medicines and they would feel better after the medications.
In addition, this method of losing weight can be converted to other bariatric surgery although it is not designed to be a temporary weight-loss method.
When the patient combines some changes in his/her lifestyle, the patient will experience up to 20% of fat loss for just one to two years.
How can you prepare?
You need to hire only the professionals and do not skip any step in the advice and instructions they give to you. As a patient, you may need to undergo some exams and lab tests before you can do surgery and may need to restrict eating, drinking, and the medicines you can take. You may also be advised to have a physical activity program to double its efficacy.
Before you try to do the surgery, it is best if you pan ahead of the recovery after the procedure as this will not be easy to deal with. Also, ensure that you talk and hire only the skilled professionals who have certificates and licenses before plunging into the procedure.