Gastroenterology

Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty effective, ‘can be safely introduced’

Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty produced clinically significant weight loss in patients with obesity, according to results of a meta-analysis.
Vivek Kumbhari, MD, director of bariatric endoscopy at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, and colleagues wrote that endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG) is gaining traction in the world of obesity management despite having limited data comparing it to other weight loss methods, including bariatric surgery.
“This is dissimilar to other endoscopic bariatric therapies, including intragastric balloons and aspiration therapy, where level 1 evidence exists,”

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