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Technical aspects of endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty

Published:February 21, 2017DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gie.2017.02.012
      Of the currently available endoscopic bariatric options in the United States, endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG) appears to be the most effective and durable. However, it is highly operator dependent. In ESG, the volume of the stomach is reduced by approximately 70% through the creation of a small-diameter sleeve along the lesser curvature of the stomach by use of an endoscopic suturing device (OverStitch, Apollo Endosurgery, Austin, Tex). We present a case that demonstrates important technical aspects of the ESG procedure.
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