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Have You Heard About ESG?

November 10th, 2017

Have You Heard About ESG?

Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG). A non-surgical weight loss solution

Do you have more than 10kg to lose?

Would you like a little help to reach your goal weight?

If you are not ready or eligible for weight loss surgery, the new ESG procedure may be the perfect solution for you.

The Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG) is a new weight loss procedure that began in 2012 at the Mayo Clinic in the United States and is now being offered by respected bariatric surgeon Mr Jason Winnett at Winnett Specialist Group.

It’s a non-surgical procedure that takes around 90 minutes from start to finish, while the patient is under general anaesthetic.

Compared to other weight loss procedures and surgeries, recovery after an ESG is fast. Most patients will return to work after 2-3 days.

There are some possible side effects to be aware of in the first couple of days following the procedure. These include abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and abdominal cramping. A strict adherence to dietary guidelines will help to minimise side effects.

The ESG procedure is well suited to individuals with a BMI between 30-40kg/m2 and who are not eligible for weight loss surgery.

The expected weight loss from this procedure is up 25% of total body weight.

The ESG procedure can help to reduce the risk of weight related conditions such as reflux (GORD), heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and sleep apnoea.

After this procedure patients enjoy quite quick weight loss, which is achieved by feeling full from small portions as a result of the stomach volume being reduced by 70%.

The weight loss results in the first 6 months following the procedure are crucial to long-term success. All patients must be committed to a healthy lifestyle and regular review consultations with our multidisciplinary team (that includes doctor, dietitian, psychologist and personal trainer) for at least 12 months.

While the physical recovery form the procedure is generally fast, it will take about 6 weeks to transition back to a solid diet. The dietary phases associated with the procedure are a two week preparation diet before the procedure followed by a two week fluid diet after the procedure. Patients then move up to a puree diet for a further two weeks then onto soft foods for two weeks before returning to normal solid foods at week 6.

Lifelong vitamin and mineral supplementation is required after the ESG procedure. A bariatric multivitamin and daily fibre supplement are recommended.

If you think the ESG procedure could be right for you or you would like more information, call our friendly staff to arrange an obligation free consultation with Mr Jason Winnett on 03 9417 1555