Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty: Best Obesity Treatment
Obesity and its related health problems like
diabetes mellitus, stroke and heart disease are an
epidemic not restricted to industrialized countries.
However, around 115 million people in developing
countries suffer from obesity-related problems.
1 Regarding treating obesity, GI weight loss surgery (GIWLS)
has shown remarkable results.
2,3 However, a very
small percentage of individuals requiring GIWLS undergo this treatment.
4,5 That is mainly due to the high
risks associated with surgical procedures. The GIWLS
has evolved from mechanical restriction resulting in
malabsorption to manipulation of gut anatomy, causing changes in the gut neuroendocrine signalling to
the associated organs for regulation of food intake by
enhancing satiety & improving glucose homeostasis.