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Time to seriously consider the ESG (non-surgical sleeve)

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Last week Mr Jamie Kelly, the surgeon who pioneered the ESG procedure here in the UK visited our office to update us on the latest developments with this new and exciting procedure.

The ESG is a non-surgical procedure in which the stomach is sutured together to reduce its capacity. It is often referred to as the non-surgical sleeve because it reduces the size of the stomach along its length.

In fact, it works in quite a different way to the surgical sleeve. The surgical sleeve works by reducing stomach capacity and changing gut hormones to reduce appetite, whereas the ESG works by giving an early feeling of fullness and by reducing the speed with which foods exits the stomach into the bowel.

Although the ESG is still a young procedure compared to the surgical sleeve, there is a growing body of data to show that the results are very good. With an average excess weight loss of 50%-60%, outcomes are a little lower than for surgical sleeve (average 70%-80%), but there are some significant advantages to balance this:

  • There is no cutting of the stomach so the risk of stale line leakage does not apply
  • There is a faster recovery time than for surgery
  • All of the stomach remains intact

Who should consider the ESG?There is a large group of potential surgery patients who should consider ESG, especially if you are in one of the following groups:

  • You don’t like the idea of surgery
  • You would consider a gastric band but don’t want the maintenance of band adjustments
  • You want a gastric sleeve but don’t like the idea of having 85% of their stomach removed
  • You have a BMI between 30 and 50

If you have a higher BMI or you are having surgery due to weight-related health issues you are already experiencing then the sleeve or bypass remains a better option.Otherwise, think about the ESG, it has never been easier to have a consultation.Mr Kelly is the UK leader in ESG and is also responsible for training new ESG surgeons.

As a result, his consultations are in demand.

We are delighted to announce that Mr Kelly has provided additional clinic availability exclusively for Healthier Weight patients, and there is better news still for people who are unable to physically get to his clinics in Southampton, as he has now begun weekly telephone consultation clinics.

If you would like to find out whether an ESG would be the right weight loss option for you, perhaps consider a telephone consultation. You can arrange this by calling our team onĀ 0121 693 4488.

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Rishi Singhal

Rishi Singhal

Rishi is an expert bariatric surgeon based in the West Midlands and also Medical Director at Healthier Weight

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Like the rest of our great country we’re keeping calm and carrying on amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. While we have healthy staff available (and probably like a lot of you, working from home) we’re here to talk to you about your weight loss options. 

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While we can’t promise we can actually perform your procedure within the next several months, there is still opportunity to go through the eligibility and consultation stages. Our surgeons are on-hand to consult with you over the phone or Facetime (if available).

If you’d like to get ahead of the curve and plan a weight loss procedure with us in the future, we can add you to a priority waiting list for when we’re able to book hospital places again.

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