Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Weight Loss Treatment is a very simple endoscopic weight loss procedure, that is especially suitable for patients who can’t lose with dieting. It’s performed under sedation and takes between 15-20 minutes. The patient can be discharged around 30 minutes after the procedure. It can be effective for patients with a BMI value between 30-40 and can be performed as a preparation procedure before a morbid obesity surgery (such as sleeve gastrectomy or gastric by-pass)
Following 12 hours fasting before the procedure, special agent is injected into stomach muscles with the use of an endoscope. This slows down the digestion process and ghrelin release (the hormone that stimulates appetite). This way patient feels full for a longer time after the meals and feels less hungry.
Effects of the injection last around 4-6 months and can help the patient to lose up to 20 kg.
The weight loss will also help reduce risks of weight-related health problems such as;
-type 2 diabetes
-heart disease or stroke
-nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
-high blood pressure
-gastroesophageal reflux disease
Just like any other weight loss procedure, this procedure does not guarantee weight loss and its results aren’t permanent. The patient needs to follow a proper dietary program and exercise even after the effects of the injection faded in order to not put on weight again. This procedure will also have a very reduced effect on the patients who consume small foods with high calories.
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