Weight loss Without Surgery: Non-surgical procedures
Intra-gastric balloon therapy
IBI Healthcare Institute’s Advanced Weight Loss Center offers several non-surgical weight loss procedures. The intragastric weight loss balloon procedure allows patients to lose weight without the surgery. This procedure involves placing fluid- or gas-filled balloons into the stomach and is approved for patients with a body mass index of 30 to 40. Furthermore, a tiny camera guides the placement of fluid-filled balloons into the stomach through the patient’s mouth.
A physician advances the balloon and uses the camera to accurately position it and fill it with a safe saline solution. The balloon decreases the patient’s stomach size, limiting food consumption. The patient subsequently swallows up to three gas-filled balloons sequentially over several weeks before a doctor removes them endoscopically. Also, this procedure is reversible. The balloons are only intended to remain in place for six months to aid in weight loss before being removed.
Dr.Chris, Ibikunle says: “Overall, this efficient outpatient procedure only takes about 30 minutes. These balloons seem to work by delaying gastric emptying, which leads to an increase in satiety.”
Check the Orbera® Gastric Balloon offered at IBI Healthcare Institute.
Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty
A physician performs an endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG) procedure similar to a traditional surgical sleeve gastrectomy. They suture the patient’s stomach to make it smaller without using an incision. Additionally, they insert a thin tube through the patient’s mouth and lead it into the stomach. Moreover, Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty is an incisionless, minimally invasive approach to meaningful weight loss.
Dr.Chris Ibikunle says: “This procedure has a low complication rate and may be an option for sustained weight loss in patients who are not surgical candidates or who do not wish to pursue surgery.”
In conclusion, doctors recommend patients with a BMI greater than 30 to undergo endoscopic sleeve gastroplasties.