The first question we usually get from people who are looking for weight loss solutions is “What can I do to lose weight when nothing else has worked?”, and the second question is “How fast will I lose weight with the bariatric procedure?”. Today we want to talk about the results that can be expected after the ESG procedure and provide you with endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty before & after photos as well as our patients’ testimonials.
To fully understand how a certain solution will work for you or how fast you will lose weight as a result, you must honestly look at how much of a commitment you are willing to make to the process. It is also important to understand how your current condition came to be in order to learn appropriate adjustments. If you are currently struggling with obesity and weight loss you are not alone.
Maintaining a healthy weight is a struggle for many people and as a result, record levels of obesity have been reached in the United States. According to Medical News Today, 36% of adults in the U.S. are currently obese.
When our bodies are not at their ideal weight, they function poorly, often resulting in health issues, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, etc. Sometimes, diet and exercise are not enough to lose the amount of weight necessary to see positive health changes. Historically, the only options available for these individuals came in the form of external incisions and complicated surgery. Many advancements have been made in medical weight loss solutions, and today, a procedure called Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG) is gaining notoriety for the results it provides.
What is Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG)?
Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG), also called endosleeve, is a newcomer to the arena of weight loss procedures and has been gaining popularity due to its minimally invasive nature and effectiveness. In a nutshell, the procedure works by suturing up a part of your stomach and limiting how much you can eat. There are no external incisions because the stomach is accessed via the throat, which reduces the risk of complications and offers a much shorter recovery time.
Video: Real Surgery | ESG Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty at the IBI Healthcare Institute
How Much Weight Can I Lose With ESG?
Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG) can help you lose a significant amount of weight but will require a commitment from you to lead a healthier lifestyle. Making permanent changes to incorporate a healthy diet and regular exercise into your daily life will be necessary to achieve maximum weight loss and long-term results.
Most patients experience about a 20-23% loss in their total body weight after having the endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty procedure.
How Fast Will I Lose Weight After Endosleeve?
Normally, patients who have the ESG procedure lose weight fairly quickly in the first three months due to the restricted diet and reduced stomach size. The typical patient loses about 10% of their total body weight during the 3 months post-ESG, and then, approximately another 10-13% over the next 9 months. Of course, results vary from patient to patient, and results are also dependent on the lifestyle changes made during this time.
Endoscopic Gastric Sleeve Weight Loss Chart
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Is Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG) Permanent?
ESG is considered a permanent alteration to your stomach but, if necessary, can be converted to other types of bariatric surgery. The hope is that with ongoing lifestyle changes, the weight loss experienced through the ESG procedure will help jumpstart a positive and healthy lifestyle that will be continued in the future, and weight loss + health benefits will be ongoing.
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What Are The Benefits of ESG?
Many individuals have health issues directly related to obesity. After undergoing the endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty procedure, these health problems may improve or sometimes be eliminated:
- Risk of heart disease or stroke;
- Sleep apnea;
- High blood pressure;
- Osteoarthritis (joint pain);
- Type 2 diabetes;
- Gastro reflux disease (GERD).
Endosleeve Patient Testimonials
There have been so many success stories associated with ESG, and patients have been able to regain their health as well as their self-esteem. Below are the testimonials of the IBI Healthcare Institute’s patients who underwent the endosleeve procedure.
Patient A worked out six days a week but as a mom and business owner was eating on the go, and eating too much. Despite her rigorous exercise schedule, she still weighed 205 pounds. About 2 ½ months after ESG she is down to 185 and continues to lose weight. ESG helped get her started on her journey but she has learned how much lifestyle habits contribute to her overall health and has adjusted accordingly.
Patient B’s weight-loss journey was incredible and she discussed with Dr. Chris how her life changed after ESG in the video below.
Video: Dr. Chris and an ESG Patient | IBI Healthcare Institute
Patient C tried several different weight loss solutions but none of them worked for her. She was having difficulty keeping up with her young son and was experiencing some weight-related health issues so decided to try ESG. Just a few months after her procedure she was down 45 pounds, and her cholesterol was within normal ranges. She stated that she is very happy she had the procedure and would highly recommend it to anyone who is a candidate.
Patient D had phenomenal results from endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty and lost 71 pounds during the four months following her procedure. She attributes her amazing results to her lifestyle changes and optimistic outlook after having ESG. She said the procedure helped her with portion control, and she knows it is up to her to follow the program, continue to make healthy eating choices, and exercise 4-5 times a week.
Patient results vary depending on current weight and personal choices. Contact IBI Healthcare Institute today to schedule a personal consultation to discuss your weight loss journey.