Q: How long does endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty last?
The procedure only takes between 60 minutes and 120 minutes.
Q: Sleeve Gastrectomy vs Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty. What is the difference between gastric sleeve and endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty?
The difference between the two is that in endoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, part of the stomach is completely removed, leaving only about 15-20%. In endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty, instead of cutting out part of the stomach, most of it is cordoned off, separating that part of the stomach by sewing it, making the stomach smaller without cutting it and removing it, leaving about 20-30% of it functional making eating less easier.
Q: Who qualifies for endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty?
If your body mass index (BMI) is over 30, and you’ve tried unsuccessfully to lose weight through diet and exercise, endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty may be a good fit for you, especially if you don’t want to, or aren’t qualified to get bariatric surgery.