How the Endoscopic Sleeve Weight-Loss Procedure Works
Dr. Reem Sharaiha was featured in a NY Fox 5 News story about an innovative weight loss procedure called the endoscopic sleeve. “‘What’s very appealing about this procedure is that it’s a scarless procedure. It’s like going to the dentist and pulling your tooth,’ Sharaiha said. ‘No one knows what you’ve had done but when you start losing the weight, people say, ‘What have you had done?’ Which is what happened to Rivera. She went home right after the procedure and was back to work two days later. Since then, she has lost 50 pounds.”
Study: Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty Safe, Effective Alternative
Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty showed the fewest complications and shortest hospital stays in a comparison with laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, according to a retrospective study presented at the 2017 Digestive Disease Week conference. “These results support the conclusion that the less invasive option, ESG, is a safe and effective treatment, especially for patients for whom surgical options were not possible,” said Dr. Reem Sharaiha, who presented the research.
Endoscopy Should be First Fix for Bariatric Surgery Complications
Dr. Sharaiha presented research at the World Congress of Gastroenterology. An article featuring her work on endoscopic bariatrics can be found here. “There are a variety of adverse events associated with [bariatric] surgery and endoscopy is often the first-line treatment, but it often requires multiple modalities and multiple procedures,” Reem Z. Sharaiha, MD, MSc, of Weill Cornell Medical College, said during a presentation in the Postgraduate Course held before the World Congress of Gastroenterology at ACG 2017. “Most complications are amenable to endoscopic therapy so we must know the post-surgical anatomy and the team approach is key.” Read more…
Bariatric SmartBrief Features Endoscopy Success
“Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty showed the fewest complications and shortest hospital stays in a comparison with laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, according to a retrospective study presented at the 2017 Digestive Disease Week conference.” This study was presented by Dr. Sharaiha. Read more in the Bariatric SmartBrief