Weight Loss Procedures

Bariatric Surgery is a surgical procedure used to manage obesity. You are a surgical candidate if you have a BMI of 35 kg/m2 with co-morbidities or BMI of 40 kg/m2. These surgeries are are considered restrictive or malabsorptive.

Types of Bariatric surgeries

Bariatric Endoscopy is a minimally invasive, nonsurgical endoscopic method of treating obesity and obesity-related comorbidities.

  • No cutting on the skin or stomach
  • Low risk of complications
  • Can be performed in patients who have a BMI > 27 and above, for those who wish to have a less invasive approach to weight loss, and/or are not candidates for bariatric surgery
  • Procedures take from 30 minutes to 1 hour and a half
  • Same-day endoscopic procedure at Mount Sinai South Nassau
  • Return to work a few days after procedures

Types of Endoscopic Procedures

Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG) is a minimally invasive weight-loss procedure that reduces the size of your stomach by 70-80%. This is done under sedation using an endoscope (a thin, flexible tube with a camera attached). The doctor inserts the endoscope down your throat and into your stomach. They then place sutures (stitches) in your stomach to make it smaller. The stomach will also empty slower, helping you feel full longer.

Intragastric Balloon
Intragastric balloons are also intended for assisting with weight loss. Mount Sinai South Nassau specifically offers one called “Orbera”.

Trans-Oral Outlet Reduction (TORe) is an endoscopic procedure to help people who experience weight re-gain after having a gastric bypass at least 2 years prior. The procedure involves endoscopic suturing and ablation of the gastric pouch, making the opening smaller.

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