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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Novel endoscopic retrieval

Bipan Chand, MD, FASGE, and colleagues from the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, in Maywood, Illinois, USA discuss their video-based case titled "Complete endoscopic/transgastric retrieval of eroded gastric band: a novel technique" from December's VideoGIE section.  This video case shows a unique endoscopic way of removing an eroded gastric band, offering viewers a …

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