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ESG Specialist

Endoscopic Wellness Center of America -  - Medical Wellness

Endoscopic Wellness Center of America

Medical Wellness Facility located in Reston, VA

The ESG is a one-time, 30-45 min endoscopic procedure, where the doctor will reduce the stomach up to 70%. This is a non-invasive, endoscopic procedure done by entering the throat with a scope and using sutures to tighten the stomach.  This long-term solution for weight loss, given that the patient will be compliant with our wellness protocol. In the first month, patients can expect to lose 17-20lbs while being on a liquid diet and following our required diet progression closely. After the first month, weight loss will level off due to introducing solid foods back into the patient’s diet and increasing exercise.  The benefits include lowering your risk of operative complications, like bleeding, infections, and bowel obstructions. As well as minimizing the risk of serious complications from obesity-related diseases. Individual results may vary. 

ESG Q & A

What are the benefits of an ESG?

An Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplexy (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 Gastroplexy 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.

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 and his team 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 procedure, which takes about 45-50 minutes. Endoscopic Wellness Center of America provides you with detailed eating instructions and meal planning.

Learn more about the benefits of Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplexy by booking an exam at Endoscopic Wellness Center of America. Request your visit online or call the office to speak to a team member directly. 

Individual results may vary.