Losing weight is hard. It’s even harder when you have to diet and then go through surgery. But what if there was a new way to lose weight that didn’t require either of those things? Suture Sculpt is a new, non-surgical weight-loss treatment that helps reduce the size of your stomach.
What is a non-surgical endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty?
Non-surgical endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (Suture Sculpt) is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that reduces the size of the stomach. The procedure is typically used to treat obesity and associated health problems, such as diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.
The surgery works by reducing the size of the stomach by creating a “sleeve” of stomach tissue that is smaller in circumference than the original stomach.
Due to a reduction in the stomach, patients tend to consume less than their normal diet, simultaneously they feel active as their stomach is full with a minimal quantity of food and the remaining amount of energy comes from the breakdown of body fat which results in weight loss without much effort.
Who should get this procedure?
Suture Sculpt is an option available to a person who has not been successful in losing weight from the traditional method and does not want to go with bariatric surgery. Being a non-surgical process involves low risk.
At the same time, it is not meant for everyone who is overweight. It requires proper examination from a reputed doctor who will let you know whether it is going to be beneficial for you.
Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty is done under the supervision of an endoscopy surgeon and general anaesthesiologist who uses medicine (anesthesia) that prevents pain during the procedure.
The procedure is done with a long tube fitted with an endoscopic suturing device and camera. This tiny camera lets the doctor see in your stomach and fit the device in an exact place.
The device then changes the structure of your stomach by reducing its volume and making it smaller in size. A thin thread is used to pull on your skin to tighten it and reduce the appearance of your stomach bulge.
Following the procedure, you will be taken to an observation room where you will be awakened and monitored for any complications. Generally, patients are watched for 4-6 hours and if no complication occurs, they are discharged on the same day. If complications occur, hospitalisation is recommended for 1-2 days.
How long does recovery take after the treatment?
You can undergo the procedure as an outpatient. Within one to two days after the procedure, patients are discharged and can return to work. Individual recovery times may vary, but most people feel good enough to return to their normal activities fairly quickly.
Suture Sculpt is a good option for people who want to lose weight but are not candidates for surgery. It is also a good choice for people who want to avoid the long recovery time associated with surgery.
Is the Suture Sculpt effective?
This procedure helps people eat less and lose weight over time. The endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty also has several other benefits, including:
1. It is much less painful than gastric bypass surgery.
2. It is a very safe procedure that has few risks, including complications like bleeding, infection, or perforation.
3. It is not intended to change the patient’s eating habits.
The Suture Sculpt is fully reversible and adjustable according to the requirement of patients.
Results of the treatment
Weight loss requires a lot of dedication, commitment to nutrition, and emotions, which will play a major role in how much weight you lose. With a proper follow-up, one tends to lose 30-40% excess weight within 10-12 months.
This procedure has been more effective than diet and exercise in promoting healthy weight loss in patients who are struggling to lose weight on their own. Batash Endoscopic Weight Loss Centre offers this simple procedure for patients who want to achieve long-term weight loss without surgery.
The procedure under the supervision of Dr Steven Batash, Gastroenterologist, is a minimally invasive weight-loss method that can help you lose weight and achieve your goals.
In addition to the surgery, they offer comprehensive education and support to help patients achieve long-lasting results. The team of dietitians will create a personalised nutrition plan that fits your lifestyle and helps you meet your weight loss goals.