NON-SURGICAL TREATMENT FOR OBESITY NOW AVAILABLE
Obesity is the single most pressing health problem of our time and ‘growing’. Dieting and exercise simply doesn’t work for the majority of sufferers. Invasive surgery can result in impressive weight loss but has complications rates of 10-18 per cent, according to US data.
The community has been crying out for a non-invasive weight loss procedure. Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG) is a new revolutionary non-surgical weight loss technique that is performed with a camera through the mouth. The stomach is stitched up internally to result in a 75 per cent reduction in capacity, and complication rates are quoted at one per cent in the latest US studies. Patients typically leave the hospital the next morning and are back to normal activities in three days.
Weight loss of 20-25 per cent has been reported. ESG works best for patients with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30-40. As a patient gains more weight, the brain ‘resets’ at the higher level and resists attempts to lose weight. At a BMI of 30-40, a person still has a reasonable chance of ‘resetting’ their brain and making the necessary changes to maintain a healthier weight and lifestyle with the assistance of ESG.
ESG is technically demanding, and the device manufacturer will only work with elite Endoscopists like those at Cairns Gastroenterology who have a combined experience of over 45,000 endoscopic procedures spanning 16 years.
For more information on this exciting new procedure, visit Cairns Gastro or call 4041 2877.
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