Endoscopic Bariatric Procedures

Gastric Balloon

This is a nonsurgical weight loss procedure for those who haven’t been able to lose weight with other diet and exercise programs. A soft gastric balloon is placed in the stomach to limit how much you can comfortably eat at one time, and is left in place for 6 months.

An intragastric balloon may be an option for you if:

  • You’re ready and willing to commit to healthy lifestyle changes, get regular medical follow-ups and participate in behavioral lifestyle changes.
  • You haven’t had any previous stomach or esophageal surgery.

This program also includes a one-year coaching program to help you maintain your new, healthier lifestyle.

If you are interested in Gastric Balloon procedure, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Swift.

Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty

Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty is a newer type of minimally invasive weight-loss procedure. During this procedure, the surgeon places sutures in your stomach to make it smaller. This procedure may be an option if you’re significantly overweight—a body mass index of 30 or more—and diet and exercise haven’t worked for you.

Endoscopic gastric sleeve surgery leads to significant weight loss. It helps you lose weight by limiting how much you can eat. The procedure is incisionless, reducing the risk of operative complications and letting you return to daily activities more quickly.

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