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GASTRIC BALLOON

This is a nonsurgical weight loss procedure for those who haven’t been able to lose weight with other diet and exercise programs. A soft gastric balloon is placed in the stomach to limit how much you can comfortably eat at one time, and is left in place for 6 months.

An intragastric balloon may be an option for you if:

  • You’re ready and willing to commit to healthy lifestyle changes, get regular medical follow-ups and participate in behavioral lifestyle changes.
  • You haven’t had any previous stomach or esophageal surgery.

This program also includes a one-year coaching program to help you maintain your new, healthier lifestyle.

Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty

Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty is a newer type of minimally invasive weight-loss procedure. During this procedure, the surgeon places sutures in your stomach to make it smaller. This procedure may be an option if you’re significantly overweight—a body mass index of 30 or more—and diet and exercise haven’t worked for you.

Endoscopic gastric sleeve surgery leads to significant weight loss. It helps you lose weight by limiting how much you can eat. The procedure is incisionless, reducing the risk of operative complications and letting you return to daily activities more quickly.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Different insurance companies and policies cover different procedures, but most insurance companies will at least partially cover endoscopic bariatric surgeries. It also depends on if you meet the eligibility criteria for the insurance. So, it is important that you contact the insurance company directly to find out if the procedure is covered since they frequently change their coverage criteria and have multiple medical plans.
Yes, endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty can be partially reversed. It is a newer type of minimally invasive weight-loss procedure, further reducing the risk of operative complications. So, if a patient decides they no longer want the procedure, or if there are complications, the endoscope can be used to remove the sutures creating the sleeve, allowing the stomach to re-expand.
Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty, when combined with lifestyle changes, results in a significant bodyweight loss. It also helps you to limit how much you eat. Thus, the weight loss can vary depending on how well you follow our post-operative instructions and how much you change your lifestyle.
The price for an endoscopic bariatric procedure can vary based on many factors, including the type of procedure being performed, the hospital, and other related bariatric surgery costs. But, some insurance companies may cover a portion of the cost of endoscopic bariatric surgery. To know more, please get in touch with our office at 667-234-8725 to guide you with the total cost and available payment plan.

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IN AFFILIATION WITH SAINT AGNES HEALTHCARE

For more than 150 years, Saint Agnes Hospital has been dedicated to the art of healing by providing exceptional care to the greater Baltimore area. Built on a strong foundation of excellent medical care and compassion, Saint Agnes is committed to providing the best care for our patients for many years to come.