Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty
What does the procedure involve?
The ESG will be completed by your Bariatric Endoscopist within 50 minutes in a day hospital, under general anaesthetic. You will be discharged from the hospital on the same day.
The procedure is endoscopic, which means no incisions are required. Instead, a flexible tube with a camera (endoscope) is inserted into the your stomach via your mouth. Several rows of stitches are then made within the stomach using a special tool, making it very narrow.
How can I enhance my weight loss?
The ESG is a tool to aid weight loss, giving you a kick-start by allowing you to control portions as you develop healthy and sustainable habits. We know the ESG is most effective when accompanied by a lifestyle program, which is why at The BMI Clinic, the ESG is paired with either our Silver, Gold or Platinum lifestyle program, delivered by a team of weight loss specialists, including Bariatric Physicians, Nurses, Dietitians, Exercise Physiologists and Behavioural Coaches. Data from our own clinic demonstrates the more a patient engages with the team, the greater their weight loss.
How much weight can I expect to lose with the ESG?
The more you engage with your team, the more successful your weight loss journey will be. You can expect to achieve 20-25% TBWL (Total Body Weight Loss; ie. a 100kg person could expect to lose 20-25kg on average), however ultimately, the amount of weight you lose and maintain will depend on how closely you follow the advice of your medical and allied health care team.