Advances in Weight Loss: Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty

Want to lose weight for good in the New Year? Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG) could be the answer. ESG has emerged as a revolutionary procedure being used in the fight against obesity that doesn’t involve surgery. 

ESG: Gaining in Popularity

ESG is gaining popularity among both patients and healthcare professionals. New York Bariatric Group patients are raving about their experiences: 

“New York Bariatric Group has allowed me to make these new resolutions to remain healthy and to be my best self and to continue this journey that I'm on." - Mary

Non-Surgical and Minimally Invasive Weight Loss:

ESG stands out as a non-surgical alternative to more invasive weight-loss procedures like gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy. Unlike traditional bariatric surgeries, ESG is performed using a flexible endoscope inserted through the mouth into the stomach. The procedure involves suturing the stomach to reduce its size, creating a sleeve-like structure. This restriction limits the amount of food the stomach can hold, leading to decreased calorie intake and subsequent weight loss. The absence of major surgery results in reduced pain, and faster recovery times. Patients can typically resume normal activities within a few days, promoting a quicker return to their daily routines.

Effective Weight Loss:

As with any weight-loss procedure, a commitment to nutrition and exercise will largely influence your ESG results. Researchers have found that 12 months after the procedure, patients have lost around 59% of their excess weight. The procedure induces a feeling of fullness, helping patients consume smaller portions and make healthier food choices. The gradual weight loss resulting from ESG is often more manageable and sustainable over the long term, promoting better weight maintenance and overall health improvements.

Improvement in Obesity-Related Conditions:

Beyond weight loss, ESG has been shown to improve or resolve obesity-related conditions such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, and joint pain. By addressing these coexisting health issues, ESG contributes to an enhanced quality of life for individuals undergoing the procedure. This holistic approach to weight management sets ESG apart as a comprehensive solution for those looking to not only shed excess pounds but also improve their overall health.


The number of sutures placed during the procedure can be adjusted to achieve the appropriate level of stomach restriction for each patient. Additionally, the reversibility of ESG distinguishes it from irreversible surgical procedures. If necessary, the sutures can be removed, allowing for the restoration of the stomach to its original state. This flexibility provides both patients and healthcare professionals with a unique tool to tailor the treatment to the specific needs and goals of each individual.

ESG Eligibility

ESG is designed to help people with obesity or those who are overweight and have been unsuccessful in losing weight on their own. At New York Bariatric Group, patients start with a thorough evaluation and consultation to determine their eligibility.

You may be a good candidate for ESG if:

  • Your BMI is over 30
  • You haven’t been successful in maintaining weight loss with lifestyle changes
  • You don’t qualify for or want to pursue traditional bariatric surgery

New York Bariatric Group: Weight Loss Leader 

NYBG is the leader in comprehensive weight-loss solutions. We are a one-stop shop, offering long-term weight-loss surgery as well as medically-supervised weight loss such as medications and injectables. There is no one-size-fits-all solution to losing weight. At NYBG, we work with you to customize a weight-loss program that will work best for you. 

Weight-loss drugs and injectables have been shown to be an effective short-term strategy, but the long-term effects and safety is still unknown. With our Medical Weight Loss Program the ongoing supervision allows doctors to make necessary adjustments to a patient’s treatment plan based on their progress and changes to their health. 

Weight-loss surgery is the only proven long-term weight-loss solution. With decades of research, patients have seen sustainable weight loss. We offer multiple weight-loss surgery procedures and our doctors will work with you to find the right option. 

Our practice is the best around: 

  • Over 30 surgeons who are leaders in bariatrics, plastic surgery, veins, and medical weight loss.
  • 42,000 successful procedures performed with more every day
  • The #1 gastric balloon practice by volume – most balloons placed in the United States
  • Access to online seminars, support groups, cooking demos, and Q-and-A sessions
  • 100s of videos for patients explaining procedures, answering common questions, and
    showcasing previous patients
  • Multiple offices located in three states; NY, NJ, CT
  • Offering in-person and virtual consultations
  • Since 2000, we boast over 23 years of success!

All of our hospitals are Metabolic Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) accredited facilities, which is a prestigious designation bestowed upon only the top-quality bariatric programs.

Stop waiting; start achieving better health today. Together, we’ve got this!

Back to Blog

Advances in Weight Loss: Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty


Lost 145lbs

Thomas' success story

I went in for surgery. An hour later, I came out a new man.

Everybody treated me like a king. The day of surgery, I was excited. The hospital couldn’t be any nicer. I went in for surgery. An hour later, I came out a new man. My recovery was awesome. I was out of bed that day. My wife and kids were my motivation on getting this surgery. They are my whole life. I’m happy I’m going to be around for them.

Listen to Thomas’ testimonial


Lost 76lbs

Nicole's success story

I hit my goal weight ... and I feel fabulous

I had the gastric bypass. I am Type 2 Diabetic and I wanted to gain control of my sugar. I hit my goal weight in about 5 and half months and I feel fabulous. The procedure has completely changed my life for the better because it has empowered me as a middle aged woman that I can really do everything and anything that I want to do. I don't put an age on anything. I don't say I'm too old for something.

Listen to Nicole’s testimonial


Lost 76lbs

Robert's success story

I was tired of the way I looked. I was tired of the way I felt.

I knew if I didn't change something soon, I was going to be in a lot of trouble. The consultation process was a lot easier than I expected. I was met with open arms. I was treated like I was the only patient here. Not only did they answer all of my questions, they had questions for me to make sure I was the right candidate for the surgery. After surgery and that weight started dropping off, my life started changing for the better.

Listen to Robert’s testimonial


Lost 92lbs

Samantha's success story

I feel like a completely different person.

I had the gastric sleeve procedure. The driving factor behind me getting this procedure was my health. I didn't feel good physically or mentally. I had joint pains, even standing was difficult sometimes. Emotionally, this surgery completely turned my life around. I have so much more confidence. So much more happiness. I feel like a completely different person. I feel stronger. I feel able to accomplish more.

Listen to Samantha’s testimonial


Lost 99lbs

Eileen's success story

It saved my life.

The driving factor behind me getting my procedure was that I couldn't get up off the floor with my granddaughter. That was my why. That was my big reason for having this surgery done. After surgery, it was a little bit of a struggle with what to eat. What you put in your mouth that you don't even think about. You don't think about what you're eating or how you're eating and portion size. It's what I do now every single day. The procedure has changed my life in so many ways. It saved my life.

Listen to Eileen’s testimonial