Non Invasive Weight Loss Procedures

People who want to lose weight but don’t want to or may not be able to have bariatric surgery may be able to try non invasive weight loss procedures. Those who want to avoid surgery may also be able to use these procedures. Endoscopic weight loss procedures are better than taking medicine for weight loss, but not as good as bariatric surgery, which can help you lose more weight. To figure out how well they work long-term, more data is needed because they are new. As of right now, insurance doesn’t pay for endoscopy.

An endoscope is a thin, flexible tube with a light and camera at the end that lets your doctor look inside your body or do a procedure. Small holes in your body like your mouth allow the endoscope to get to your tract. Special tools can be put through the endoscope so your doctor can put something in your stomach. These procedures must be done by specialists who have had a lot of training in endoscopy. Our surgeons and gastroenterologist have done this extra training and have years of experience performing these procedures with good results.

Also, we teach future weight loss surgeons how to do these things. In the same way as other weight loss procedures, nonsurgical weight loss options require you to change your habits in order to be successful. Our bariatric team looks at your health and how willing you are to change your lifestyle. We help you reach your weight-loss goal.

What Are Non Invasive Weight Loss Procedures?

Adults who have a BMI of between 30 and 40 may be able to use gastric balloon. A mild sedative is the first thing that the doctor gives you to make you calm down. The doctor will then use an endoscope to pass through your mouth and insert a soft, durable balloon into your stomach. The balloon will be filled with a saline solution, and the doctor will then remove the balloon. The food and drink you can fit in your stomach will be smaller because this takes up space. This makes you feel full for longer, so you will eat less and eat less often. Afterward, you can go home for hours.

A gastric balloon is only for a short time. The balloon is removed after six months. It can help you lose weight so that surgery doesn’t have as many risks. People expect to lose weight this way. Rapid weight loss is usually seen in the first four months after the balloon is put in. About 25% to 29% of the people who took part in a clinical study of the gastric balloon lost weight after 12 months.

During the first few days after it’s put in, the gastric balloon can make you feel nauseous or sick. It may also cause more gas, belching, or bloating, which can make you feel more tired. There aren’t many people who can have this surgery because they already have a hiatal hernia, have had previous gastric surgery, or have acid reflux.


People with a BMI between 35 and 55 who haven’t lost enough weight with nonsurgical treatments may be able to use the AspireAssist to help them lose weight. Your doctor will use an endoscope, which is inserted through a small cut in your abdomen, to put a small tube in your stomach. This tube will help your doctor see inside your body. It is flush against your skin. Sometime between 20 and 30 minutes after you’ve eaten, a tool is attached to the port and used to drain the contents of your stomach. This takes away about 30% of the calories you eat. The device can be taken out at any time.

After a year of using the device, people who used it lost about 25% of their extra body weight. Regular doctor’s visits are needed to make sure the disk stays close to your skin and to cut the tube as you lose weight. We also give regular advice on how to live a healthy life. The AspireAssist may make you ill, make you sick, make you vomit, make you constipated, or make you diarrhea. Putting the tube and port in the stomach can cause abdominal pain and inflammation. There is also a risk that the device could move into the stomach wall. Those who don’t have their blood pressure under control, have an eating disorder, have inflammatory bowel disease, or have ulcers in their stomachs can’t have this procedure.

Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty

They may be good candidates for endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty if their BMI is more than 35, but it’s not for everyone. When you have surgery, folds are sewn into your stomach to make the area smaller by about 70%. The food and drink you can eat and drink is limited by this. It also makes you feel full more quickly. None of your stomach is cut or taken away in this way. There are no other things that keep the folds in place. The procedure can be reversed, but scar tissue may still be left behind.

It can also be changed into another way to lose weight if that’s what’s needed. Studies say that 60% of people lost about 20% of their body weight in the first year after surgery. Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty may help people with obesity-related medical problems, like high blood pressure, diabetes, sleep apnea, and high cholesterol, get better after they have it.

Leaks from the stomach fold, a blocked stomach if the folds are too tight, and damage to the stitches if the stomach grows. In this case, an endoscopic gastric bypass revision. The stomach and small intestine may stretch when people have gastric bypass. This can make it hard for them to lose weight or even gain weight. Endoscopic gastric bypass revision may be recommended in this case. This procedure is done by inserting a tube into your mouth to reach your stomach. Instruments that can be seen through the tube are used to put stitches in your stomach to make it smaller or to make a smaller hole for the small intestine.

The Most Non-Invasive Weight Loss Surgery: Does it Even Exist?


Weight loss surgery types are many. However, ‘the most non-invasive weight surgery’ depends on the patient’s health, BMI, and needs. In general, laparoscopic gastric banding is considered one of the least invasive weight loss operations. It inserts a band around the stomach and creates a small pouch to limit calorie consumption and food intake. Laparoscopic gastric banding does not cut nor staple the stomach. The band can be removed if deemed necessary. The complications associated with laparoscopic gastric banding are lower than other weight loss surgery, including causing nutritional deficiencies.

















Two other common non-invasive weight loss surgery types are gastric banding and sleeve gastrectomy. They significantly involve low risk and rapid recovery time compared to gastric bypass surgery. Nevertheless, you should discuss all your options with a healthcare provider. You may or may not be eligible for laparoscopic surgery. The gastric sleeve may be right for you, or maybe bypass. The necessary qualifications for weight loss surgery can be determined by your doctor. We hope you learned how the most non-invasive weight loss surgery might be determined and some types of surgery that may help you make an informed decision.