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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 165-167

Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty for obesity – First Indian experience: Case series and review of literature

1 Department of Medical Gastroenterology, Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
2 Department of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
3 Department of Anesthesiology, Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

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Nitin Jagtap
Department of Medical Gastroenterology, Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, 6-3-661, Somajiguda, Hyderabad, Telangana
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DOI: 10.4103/jde.JDE_51_18

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Introduction: In India, obesity affects >135 million and leads to nearly 5.8 million deaths per year. Some of the unmet need in the management of obesity can be fulfilled by endoscopic therapies such as endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG). Methods: In this case series, we report our preliminary experience of ESG in three obese patients. We recorded baseline demographic data, total procedural time, adverse events, and percentage total body weight loss (%TBWL) up to 20 weeks. Results: All three patients were male with a median age of 29 years (range 26–39) with a median body mass index of 34.28 kg/m2 (range 32.60–37.13). A total of four full-thickness and additional three submucosal sutures were applied in each patient. There were no adverse events. The median total procedural time was 105 min (range 90–150). All patients were discharged within 48 h. The median percentage total body weight loss (%TBWL) at 12 weeks was 12.02 (range 10.85–13.33) and at 16 weeks was 14.23 (range 13.84–14.62). The maximum follow-up so far is 20 weeks (one patient) with %TBWL of 16.38. Conclusion: In our preliminary experience, we conclude that ESG is safe, effective and requires shorter hospital stay. In short-term follow-up, there is adequate weight loss without major adverse events.

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