Endoscopic Sleeve gastroplasty
Who is eligible for a Sleeve gastroplasty?
“Endosleeve” is an interesting technique for people to whom diet, and exercise do not provide sufficient lasting results. The surgery is suitable for motivated people with a BMI> 30 kg / m² who wish to pursue a healthy lifestyle after the procedure.
The technique is not practiced on people with:
- History of stomach bleeding.
- Hiatal hernia > 5 cm
- Previously performed stomach surgery
- Stomach ulcer
Today, the endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty is not reimbursed. The procedure, the equipment used, the choice of room, etc. are fully financed by the patient.
Advantages of sleeve gastroplasty
- No scars and few complications
- Reversible and can be repeated
Disadvantages of sleeve gastroplasty
- The sutures may untie with the loss of the effect of the procedure
Results of an “endosleeve”
Studies show a weight loss of 10 till 20 %of the total body weight after 2 years. There are still no long term results. In case of a good and regular follow up by a multidisciplinary team we can expect an acceptable weight loss on the longer term.