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24 Apr 2017

New weight loss procedure at the San

Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty bariatric surgery is now being done at the San.

Gastroenterologists Dr Saurabh Gupta and Dr Graeme Rich were the surgeons who did the first of three surgeries in March under the supervision of Dr. Christopher J. Gostout, M.D. from the Mayo Clinic in the USA.

The new endoscopic weight loss procedure is called Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG) and involves decreasing the stomach volume by placing full thickness sutures endoscopically using a device called Overstitch by Apollo Endosurgery. 

As an endoscopic non-invasive procedure patients stay in hospital overnight and can expect to return to work within a few days.

Dr Gostout is an interventional gastroenterologist at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, is a Professor of Medicine in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, and the Director of the Developmental Endoscopy and Research Unit.

Details of the procedure done at the Mayo clinic available at http://www.mayoclinic.org/medical-professionals/clinical-updates/general-medical/transoral-sleeve-gastroplasty-provides-alternative-to-bariatric-surgery

Also see the Nine News story on the new procedure at http://www.9news.com.au/health/2017/04/12/20/27/new-weight-loss-breakthrough-doesnt-involve-surgery


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