Endoscopic procedures are performed using nonsurgical means to help patients achieve and maintain weight loss.
An endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty uses an endoscopic device (thin, flexible tube) with a tiny, lighted camera to create a smaller stomach. The goal is to reduce the amount of food that can be eaten and calories absorbed.
Endoscopic gastric outlet repair can be done if the stomach pouch created during a gastric bypass surgery becomes stretched out and enlarged after a few years. The repair nonsurgically reduces an enlarged stomach with an endoscopic device and a tiny, lighted camera to create a smaller stomach pouch or stoma.