Plano, TX, April 11, 2016 – Making weight loss surgery a more accessible option for those who struggle to shed pounds is the aim of a new procedure that cuts costs and some of the potential risks associated with traditional bariatric procedures. The endoscopic sleeve gastrosplasty draws its inspiration from one of the most successful weight loss procedures, but does so without requiring permanent alteration to the body.
“Although still relatively new, the endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty is showing tremendous promise in helping those who are overweight shed pounds through a less invasive procedure,” explains Dr. Nick Nicholson, founder and lead surgeon at the North Texas-based Nicholson Clinic, one of the top weight loss surgery centers in the country. “This incision-free alternative offers many of the benefits found in the traditional sleeve gastrectomy without some of the potential concerns patients may have.”
Like the gastrectomy, the endoscopic gastroplasty works by effectively shrinking the holding capacity of the stomach. Rather than call for a removal of a portion of the stomach, however, the endoscopic version uses sutures to achieve the goal. A suturing device is inserted into the stomach via an endoscopic tube. That device is then used to reshape the stomach in much the same manner as a gastrectomy. While intended to be permanent, the sutures can be removed if a reversible of the procedure is called for.
“While this procedure might not be for everyone, it offers those who cannot lose weight on their own a viable alternative to more permanent, invasive surgery,” Dr. Nicholson says. “Since the procedure is performed without incisions, the recovery time is minimal and patients will find the costs are dramatically reduced.”
Studies have found the new endoscopic procedure helps patients lose as much as 50 percent of their excess body weight in the first 12 months. The procedure typically costs about a third of traditional weight loss operations. To find out more about the endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty and other weight loss options, speak with a qualified healthcare provider. To learn more about the Nicholson Clinic, its locations and the services it provides, visit it online at .
About Nicholson Clinic
, one of the country’s leading weight loss surgeons and co-author of “Weight Loss Surgery: The Real Skinny,” the Nicholson Clinic for Weight Loss Surgery offers a variety of options to help patients gain control of their weight and their lives.