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Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG)

Non-Surgical Weight Loss With Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG)

At DFW Bariatric Institute, we are dedicated to providing weight loss options that are minimally invasive and highly effective. We are excited to offer the Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty, also known as incisionless sleeve or ESG, to patients seeking non-surgical weight loss in the Dallas and Ft. Worth area. This innovative procedure promotes weight loss without any incisions, stapling, or external scarring.

How Does Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG) Work?

In the ESG procedure, the patient is sedated while a bariatric surgeon utilizes an endoscope to access the stomach through the mouth. The endoscope is a flexible tube with a camera attached. The doctor then uses a special endoscopic suturing device to reduce the size of the stomach. This procedure is different from a traditional gastric sleeve, or vertical sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG) because no part of the stomach is removed. Rather, it is simply stitched to create smaller pouch. Once the available stomach space is reduced in this way, the capacity for food is lessened, which allows you to feel fuller while consuming less food. Along with smart nutritional choices and a healthy lifestyle, the ESG procedure allows you to lose weight while feeling satisfied with fewer calories.

Benefits of Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG)*

Am I A Candidate for ESG?

In an initial consultation appointment, one of our experienced doctors will evaluate your health and discuss your medical history and weight loss goals to help you determine if you are a candidate for Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty. In general, you may be a candidate if:

Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG) Results*

The Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG) procedure is a powerful tool to aid weight loss. Initial medical studies show that patients typically consumed 59% fewer calories and lost up to 20% of their total body weight two years after undergoing Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG)2.

Results after ESG will vary by individual, and those who commit to healthy lifestyle changes are likely to see the most weight loss success. Due to the non-surgical and minimally invasive nature of this procedure, the risk of complications is low compared to surgical options. Recovery time is also relatively quick, with patients typically returning to their regular activities within 48 hours.

Financing For Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG)

The Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG) is not typically covered by health insurance. However, at DFW Bariatric Institute, we are committed to putting better health within reach. We partner with independent medical lenders to offer financing options for our patients. Learn more about payment options for weight loss procedures.

Traveling to Dallas for Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG)

While we’re proud to serve the Dallas, Fort Worth, Frisco, and Arlington, Texas community, we also welcome patients from across the country. Patients often travel to the DFW Bariatric Institute to receive compassionate care from our experienced team of weight loss specialists. Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG) may be well suited to traveling patients because it is non-surgical, with relatively low risk of complication and minimal recovery time.* Since patients typically resume regular activities within 48 hours of the Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG) procedure, out-of-town patients may be able to complete the travel for their procedure, follow-up, and recovery within one week. Learn more about travel to DFW Bariatric Institute.

Life After Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG)

For the weeks following the Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG) procedure, patients will follow a detailed diet provided by their doctor. While the Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG) is an effective means to kickstart weight loss, it is important that patients commit to healthy lifestyle changes in order to optimize and maintain weight loss success. The pillars of a healthy lifestyle include:

Contact Us to Kick-Start Weight Loss Today

We’re here to help you reclaim your health! Contact us with any questions about Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG) or to learn more about your weight loss options. Take the first step and schedule a consultation today.

*Individual Results May Vary


1 Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology April 2017 Volume 15, Issue 4, Pages 504–510
2 Abu Dayyeh BK, Acosta A, Camilleri M, et al. Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty alters gastric physiology and induces loss of body weight in obese individuals. Clin Gastroenterol H. 2016. doi:10.1016/j.cgh.2015.12.030

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