Comparison of endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty versus surgical sleeve gastrectomy: a Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program database analysis

Post written by Anuragh R. Gudur, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA. Our study used a large, multicentered, bariatric-specific data registry to analyze short-term outcomes after endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG) in comparison with surgical sleeve gastrectomy (SG). We also sought to examine which factors were associated with …

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An endoscopic approach to therapy for spontaneous esophageal rupture

Post written by Andrew C. Storm, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA. Endoscopic suturing is a great “bridge-building” tool in endoscopy, and I’m not just talking about the tissue bridges created during endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty. The OverStitch device (Apollo OverStitch; Austin, Tex, USA) permits a therapeutic endoscopist to …

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Technical aspects of endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty

Post written by Vivek Kumbhari, MD, from the Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG) is an emerging weight loss technique. However, it is highly operator dependent and there is some variability in technique. In ESG, the volume of the stomach …

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