Weightloss Solutions Australia's Guide To Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG)

What is an ESG procedure?

Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty is a relatively new procedure for patients wanting weight loss outcomes similar to other surgical weight loss procedures without the additional surgical risks. It is reversible and non-invasive. It involves placing internal stitches inside the stomach to reduce the size of the stomach.

WLSA Weight Loss Guide With ESG Surgery

Video demonstration: How Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty works

Watch this video by John Hopkins Medicine to understand the process how Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty actually works.

BMI calculator: Are you eligible?

Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty is most suitable for people with a BMI of 29+ who need help with existing health issues (i.e. type 2 diabetes, blood pressure, dyslipidemia or fatty liver disease), and does not want a permanent procedure. People with a history of reflux, Hiatus Hernia, and Barretts Oesophagus can also benefit from ESG.

However, this might not be a suitable option for those who have had gastrointestinal bleeding, a hiatal hernia larger than 3 centimeters or who's had prior stomach surgery.

Are You Eligible For A Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroscopy (ESG) Procedure? Calculate Your BMI.

Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty Pros and cons

Pros
  • Can improve health conditions such as heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, severe sleep apnea
  • A fast procedure which can be completed in less than 2 hours
  • Does not require an extended hospital stay
  • Can resume work and lifestyle commitments within 1-3 days
  • Reversible and repeatable procedure
Cons

Risks of Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty

As with any surgery, there is always a degree of risk.

Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty is a procedure with minimal complications and risks, however, such outcomes cannot be guaranteed. Some of the risks include stomach leaks, bleeding, abdominal infection, and esophageal injury.

But don't worry, they are easily manageable with medication and follow up gastroscopy. Our medical team will also walk you through the risks and provide steps you can take to minimise any potential issues.

WLSA 12-Month Post-surgery support

Even though people who have gone through Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty procedure do not need ongoing maintenance, all of our WLSA  surgery packages come with a 12-month post-surgery support program to ensure you have the right support and guidance as you transition through a new big lifestyle change.

That's why we have doctors, psychologists, and dietitians onboard to monitor and advise you every step of the way from meal planning to mental health management.

See the timeline infographic below for more details of what you could expect from consultation to the end of the 12-month support program.

WLSA Timeline From Consultation To 12-month Post-surgery Support

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Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty Success stories

Meet Megan.

Megan lost 33kgs after she had an Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty procedure followed by WLSA 12 month Lifestyle Modification program. She completed the Gold Coast Marathon without training and is ecstatic about how this weight loss makes it easier for her to conceive in the future.

How much ESG costs in Australia?

You can fund your ESG surgery through Medicare, private health insurance, superannuation, and payment plans.

As a rule of thumb, your total out-of-pocket cost after Medicare rebates may be:

  • With private health insurance:
  • Without private health insurance:

Keep in mind though that the cost may vary case-by-case. The final cost depends on various factors such as your individual needs, age, additional appointments and more.

So how much are you really saving in the long term?

The thought of undergoing a surgery and the large price tag that comes with it can be daunting, in the short term. But what's the cost to your health in the long term and the risk of not doing anything about it now? Take a look at this infographic.

WLSA Surgery costs and package inclusions

Before your Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty surgery, you will have 3 assessment appointments to determine if this is a suitable option for you and how to best prepare for your weight loss journey ahead. All appointments for the first 12 months are included in the initial fee.

What's included in your ESG package?

Weightloss Solutions Australia ManualA comprehensive patient manual
Guided By Professional Dietitians3 post-op workshops with our psychologist and dietitian at 6 weeks, 6 months, and 12 months
All consultations with the surgeon
Unlimited Phone & Email SupportUnlimited consultations by phone, email, or face to face with patient liaison staff

Upcoming information session

Our 90-minute information session is designed to help answer any questions you might have about the Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty surgery - from payment options to what you can expect throughout the surgery. Hear from the support team and our past clients yourself!

Keep an eye out for the next information session or call (07) 5598 0500.