Surely you’ve already heard about gastric sleeve. Well, both that and endoscopic gastroplasty are procedures for losing weight. However, the latter has gained popularity recently, as it is relatively new.
Below is a table so you can see the main differences of each procedure.
|Endoscopic Gastroplasty||Gastric Sleeve|
|Type of procedure||Endoscopy (through the mouth)||Laparoscopic surgery|
|History||New Procedure||More than 2 Decades, with long-term results.|
|Stomach function||Intact||Remove 70-80% of stomach|
|Weight Loss||20-30% of the Excess Weight||70-80% of Excess Weight|
|Recovery||1-3 Days||< 1 week|
|Surgical time||60-90 Min||30-40 Min|
(Perforation and Bleeding)
|1-3% (Bleeding and Gastric Leak)|
|Type of anesthesia||General Anesthesia, Intubation.||General Anesthesia, Intubation.|
|Price||5,500-7,000 USD||4,000-6,000 USD|