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  • 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.