Division of a long-term symptomatic tissue bridge for reversal of endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty

Post written by Andrew Canakis, DO, from the Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. A young woman who had undergone endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG) was referred due to persistent symptoms of delayed gastric emptying and resulting malnutrition. Endoscopic reversal of the sleeve was recommended to avoid a …

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Perspectives toward minimizing the adverse events of endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty

Post written by Vivek Kumbhari, MD, PhD, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. This review focuses on the technical aspects required to perform an endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG). Though there is a growing body of literature on the clinical outcomes of ESG, there is little …

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Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty versus high-intensity diet and lifestyle therapy

Post written by Vivek Kumbhari, MD, PhD, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. The goal of this study was to assess the potential value of endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG) as a treatment for obesity; this study aimed to compare weight loss outcomes of …

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