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Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty
The new Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG) is a non-surgical weight loss procedure that is done endoscopically without invasive surgery. ESG is now available at New Hope Surgical’s Chicago location.
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What is Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty?

The Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG), also known as the accordion procedure or scar-less sleeve as no abdominal incisions are made. Done endoscopically (through the mouth) and is non-surgical and is reversible. It works by suturing your stomach from the inside in a shape of a sleeve to reduce the size of the stomach by about 70%. Since the size of the stomach becomes smaller, less food can occupy the stomach meaning that patients will feel full faster.

  • Non-surgical (endoscopic)
  • Reversible (stomach left intact)
  • Minimally invasive
  • No scarring of the skin since there is no cutting
  • Takes about 1 hour under general anesthesia
Schedule an appointment with Dr. Tiesenga, Chicago’s award winning bariatric surgeon, to see if the ESG weight loss procedure is right for you.
SUCCESS TIP: A monthly follow-up is an essential part of your successful long-term weight loss.
  • Is the stomach left intact?

    Yes, since no removal of the stomach occurs.

  • Is there a minimum BMI needed for this procedure.

    Yes, this will be up to the doctor to decide. Typically a BMI greater than 28 along with comorbidities.

  • What is the expected recovery time?

    Expected recovery times is 2-3 days; however, recovery times may vary from patient to patient. Returning to work in as little as 24-72 hours is possible.

  • What is the expected weight loss?

    Approximately 50% – 60% excess weight loss is possible after two years.

  • Is the ESG procedure covered by insurance?

    No, currently the ESG procedure is not covered by insurance but flexible financing options are available.

  • Is there any cutting scarring or wounds left on my belly area?

    No, the procedure is done endoscopically (through the mouth) without abdominal scars that are typical in traditional laparoscopic options.

  • Can the ESG procedure be adjusted?

    Yes, readjusting the ESG procedure in the future is possible.
  • Can the ESG be used as a revision procedure?

    The ESG can be used as a revision procedure including the laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy.
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