Losing weight is a challenge for many and more and more patients are relying on medical intervention to help when needed. However, it can be confusing to understand whether endoscopic sleeve vs. gastrectomy surgery is best.
We explore both options in-depth, below.
What is the Difference Between Endoscopic Sleeve vs. Gastrectomy?
Both surgeries are designed to reduce the size of your stomach in order to promote weight loss. However, they do this in different ways.
A sleeve gastrectomy is performed laparoscopically which is a minimally invasive surgery with low complication rates and little recovery time.
Comparatively, endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty procedures require zero incisions. In fact, during this surgery, your doctor will insert a tube through your mouth to enter the abdomen and alter your stomach.
With endoscopic sleeve surgery patients are able to return home that same day and can get back to their daily lives within two to three days.
How Much Weight Loss is Possible with Surgery?
When compared to traditional weight loss methods, weight loss procedures such as the two discussed in this article can significantly cut unwanted body fat.
In fact, patients who have undergone sleeve gastrectomy surgery may expect a total loss of around 25% while endoscopic sleeve surgery may lose around the same amount.
Who is a Good Candidate for Weight Loss Surgery?
The only way to know if you are a good candidate for any weight loss surgery is to schedule a consultation with a bariatric surgeon. Your doctor will be able to analyze your eligibility based on your past health history and current health condition.
Schedule a Surgical Consultation at Maryland Bariatrics
At Maryland Bariatrics we are proud to offer many surgical and non-surgical weight loss services to help you look and feel your very best.
If you are interested in scheduling a consultation with a board certified weight loss professional, please call us today at 301-965-0546.