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Non-Surgical Weight Loss

Weight Loss Goals Come In Many Sizes

Weight Loss Goals Come In Many Sizes

Endoscopic Gastric Revision (EGR)
Endoscopic gastric revision, also known as EGR, is a non-surgical weight loss procedure that aims to improve the effectiveness of an already existing gastric restrictive procedure, such as a sleeve gastrectomy or a gastric bypass. For patients who have experienced a stretching of their stomach since having weight loss surgery the EGR procedure helps them to once again feel fuller, faster and restart their weight loss journey.

How is the EGR Performed
This procedure is performed by a ualified bariatric surgeon using an endoscope, a thin tube with a camera to place sutures to reduce the size of the stomach.

EGR is done by placing sutures in the stomach to create a smaller pouch and restrict the amount of food that can be consumed. This procedure is similar to other bariatric procedures in that it restricts the amount of food that can be consumed, but it is different in that it is performed endoscopically, meaning that it does not require any incisions or surgical intervention.
Who Qualifies for EGR?
EGR is typically recommended for patients who have undergone a previous restrictive procedure but have not achieved their desired weight loss results. It is also sometimes recommended for patients who have experienced weight regain after a previous restrictive procedure. There is no specific BMI requirement for EGR, but it is generally recommended for patients who have a BMI between 30 and 40.

To calculate your BMI, click here.
Benefits & Risks
The weight loss results of EGR can vary, but patients can expect to lose an additional 10-15% of their total body weight. However, it is important to note that EGR is not a standalone weight loss procedure and should be used in conjunction with a healthy diet and regular exercise.

As with any surgical procedure, there are risks associated with EGR. These risks include bleeding, infection, and perforation of the stomach. Additionally, EGR may not be suitable for patients with certain medical conditions such as heart disease or lung disease.
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