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
New Data Available for Endoscopy Sleeve (Accordion)
A new study saying “minimally invasive procedure shows promise for facilitating weight loss” has been published. Dr. Reem Sharaiha, an respected leader in endoscopic bariatric procedures like the accordion procedure, contributed substantially to the research and was featured in an article about the study.
Read the full article here.
Dr. Sharaiha on The Today Show
Dr. Reem Sharaiha was featured on The Today Show, where she spoke about the accordion procedure. You can see The Today Show video here.
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