The endoscopic sleeve revision is a same-day, outpatient, non-surgical procedure that tightens a sleeve gastrectomy to provide restored fullness and satiety. This procedure is best suited for patients who had a surgical sleeve gastrectomy and have since re-gained weight and can eat larger portions. With an endoscopic sleeve revision, the sleeve is made small again through a brief, outpatient, 15-minute procedure. The result? Patients will find they have a restored sense of fullness, can feel satisfied with much smaller portions, and can get their lifestyle—and life—back on track.
Who It’s For
Endoscopic sleeve revision is best suited for patients who had a sleeve gastrectomy surgery more than two years prior, lost weight initially, but have since regained weight. This procedure is ideal for those who feel they can eat larger portions and now have a more difficult time keeping their diet on track.
How The Procedure Works
Endoscopic sleeve revision is a same-day, outpatient procedure. Your physician will utilize an endoscopic suturing system—a device mounted to a flexible endoscope—which is then passed into the stomach through the mouth. With this technique, your physician can tighten your sleeve from the inside, without any incisions. The entire procedure takes 15 minutes under anesthesia, and results in a shorter and tighter sleeve, often smaller than it initially began. Endoscopic sleeve revision is closely related to the Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty—an advanced non-surgical procedure for patients who want the benefits of weight loss surgery, without the surgery. Because there are no incisions, most patients will return to work and routine activities within 2-3 days.
How Much Weight You’ll Lose
The average weight loss following an endoscopic sleeve revision is 15-20% of body weight. While not as drastic as the original surgery, an endoscopic revision can safely restore restriction and allow patients to get back on track. Patients with the greatest results utilize this new tool, or “second chance,” to completely rejuvenate their lifestyle.Request a Consultation