ESG Specialist

Endoscopic Weight Loss Center of America -  - Medical Weight Loss

Endoscopic Weight Loss Center of America

Medical Weight Loss located in Reston, VA

An endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG) is the latest and most advanced type of minimally invasive weight loss procedure available. The board-certified gastroenterologists at Endoscopic Weight Loss Center of America provide customized minimally invasive ESG procedures in Reston, Virginia, so that you can experience dramatic weight loss without a major surgery. Find out if this in-demand procedure is right for you by requesting a consultation through the website. You can also call the clinic to speak with a team member directly.

ESG Q & A

What are the benefits of an ESG?

An endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG) is a modern and minimally invasive way to reduce the size of your stomach. With the help of the endoscope and the latest designed FDA-approved equipment, your provider can perform this simple procedure without removing any part of your stomach as the traditional gastric sleeve procedures do. This effect minimizes how much you can eat, but it also improves your sense of satiety, so you feel fuller for longer periods. An ESG is also beneficial because it:

  • Lowers your risk of operative complications, like bleeding, infections, and bowel obstructions
  • Minimizes your risk of serious complications from obesity-related diseases

Am I a candidate for an ESG?

When you visit Endoscopic Weight Loss Center of America for your ESG consultation, the team evaluates your entire health history. They have a discussion with you about your weight loss struggles and help you decide if an ESG is right for your needs. You may be a candidate for an ESG if:

  • Diet and exercise alone aren’t effective
  • You continue to gain weight or can’t keep weight off
  • You’re at risk of certain chronic health issues, like Type 2 diabetes

Plus, unlike other weight loss surgeries, an ESG can be recommended if your body mass index (BMI) is 35 or higher. In comparison, most other weight loss surgeries require you to have a BMI of at least 40. 

What happens during an ESG?

An endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty is typically an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia. Your provider places an endoscope down your throat. The camera at the end of the endoscope allows them to see inside your stomach by projecting high-definition images onto a monitor.

With the help of the endoscope and specially designed thin surgical tools, your surgeon places about a dozen sutures in your stomach, which change its shape, employing the FDA-approved Apollo OverStitch™ device. The goal of an ESG is to reduce the size of your stomach. With the help of the endoscope and latest designed FDA approved equipment, Dr. Blosser can perform this simple procedure without altering or removing any part of your stomach, as the traditional gastric sleeve procedures do. You can typically go home within a few hours after your surgery, which takes about 45-50 minutes. Endoscopic Weight Loss Center of America provides you with detailed eating instructions and meal planning.

Learn more about the benefits of endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty by booking an exam at Endoscopic Weight Loss Center of America. Request your visit online or call the office to speak to a team member directly. 

Individual results may vary.