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  • 2019-10-14

Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG): live procedure

Epublication WebSurg.com, Oct 2019;19(10). URL:
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In this live procedure, Professor Perretta performs an endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG) using the OverStitch™ endoscopic suturing system (Apollo Endosurgery) in a 50-year-old obese male patient (with a BMI of 35.3). In this particular case, preoperative esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) showed a Barrett’s esophagus with positive histology for intestinal metaplasia, which is not a contraindication for this kind of endoscopic intervention. ESG is performed with the patient under general anesthesia and carbon dioxide insufflation. The supine position is preferred because it is safer than the left lateral decubitus position as it allows for a better exposure of the stomach. Sutures are placed in a U-shaped fashion from the incisura angularis to the fundus, which is spared using the OverStitch™ suturing system, mounted on a double channel Olympus scope. The system allows for the placement of durable full-thickness stitches to obtain gastric volume reduction and shrinking.