Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty with OverStitch™
A Minimally Invasive Weight Loss Procedure
Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty with the OverStitch™ device is a safe, effective and minimally invasive procedure. Instead of relying on a large incision used in traditional open surgery, surgeons insert a long, flexible tube into your mouth and down your esophagus. The tube carries durable sutures and special instruments used to perform the procedure. Your surgeon will suture the surrounding area of your stomach, making the opening smaller. They may also suture your stomach pouch to decrease its size and restrict the amount of food it can hold.
An endobariatric procedure helps you reduce the amount of food that you are able to consume, and therefore you are not able to eat or drink as much as you used to at one time. You will lose weight by taking in fewer calories than your body uses in a day.
Advantages of the Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty Procedure
- Long lasting results
- Less invasive and no incisions
- This procedure uses OverStitch™: an innovative device that allows us to access your stomach without making any incisions.
- Quicker procedure compared to traditional surgery
- Outpatient procedure – same day procedure
- Lower risk of complications during or after the procedure
- Weight loss similar to those procedures requiring surgery
Succeeding with Your New Diet
How you eat and drink after an endobariatric procedure affects your success. To help you reach your goals, your care team offers certain guidelines. If the Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty is the right treatment for you, our team will provide you with diet guidelines. These are very specific and are a key to continued success.
Is Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty with OverStitch™ right for me?
You will have a conversation with your health care team before a decision is made about whether this procedure is right for you. It is best to meet with Dr. Oberhelman first to see if you are the right candidate for the Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty.