Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty, ESG, is a non-surgical, minimally invasive procedure that reduces the size of the stomach to promote weight loss. This is an outpatient procedure allowing patients to return to a normal routine after a few days of at-home recovery.
ESG is recommended for patients with a BMI of at least 30 who don’t want to undergo a surgical procedure but have been unsuccessful with diet and exercise alone.
Performed inside the stomach, ESG is completely endoscopic and requires no abdominal incisions. Our surgeons will use an upper endoscope equipped with a suturing system to place stitches in your stomach. An ESG generally takes 60 to 90 minutes and is performed at Colquitt Regional Medical Center. The stomach is 70-80% smaller in size after the procedure. This limits the amount of food that can be consumed.