Research shows 56% of adults in London were classed as overweight or obese in 2017/18, compared to 62% across England. Choosing obesity treatment in London relies upon finding the right methods for your circumstances. Patients with obesity may struggle with several symptoms and find weight loss difficult. Patients who have not had success with diet and exercise-based options may want to consider weight loss procedures. Furthermore. Dr Rehan Haidry offers a range of obesity procedures. Dr Rehan Haidry is an experienced gastroenterologist and endoscopist offering different options for obesity treatment in London.
Endoscopic Obesity Treatment in London
Weight loss surgery is a consideration for patients with obesity. Usually it is a last resort, but patients with the right knowledge and information can consider surgery if they feel it is the right option for their body and lifestyle. Dr Haidry can discuss the gastroenterological approaches to treating obesity with you. Let’s look at endoscopic obesity treatments Dr Haidry can offer suitable patients.
Intragastric Balloon (IGB)
An intragastric balloon is a temporary implant made of silicone. The balloon goes inside the stomach via a quick endoscopic procedure. It usually only takes around 15 minutes as a day case with some mild sedation. Once in the stomach, your doctor will fill the balloon with about 500ml of liquid and remains in place for between 6 and 12 months. During this time the device minimises the volume of the stomach, making patients feel fuller sooner and leading to rapid weight loss. The weight loss lasts a few months and then tends to level off, with patients needing to adapt their diet and exercise regime to benefit fully from the procedure. Finally, your doctor will remove the IGB after the predetermined time.
Endoscopy Sleeve Gastroscopy (ESG)
Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG) is a newer type of weight-loss treatment. It reduces the size of your stomach without the need for surgery. Your doctor performs the surgery using a camera that is inserted through the mouth to the stomach (endoscopy). This procedure may be an option if you are very overweight. Suitable candidates will usually have a body mass index of 30 or more and haven’t had success in losing weight with alternative approaches. All patients have the procedure under general anaesthesia using an endoscope. The camera allows the consultant to see inside your stomach without incisions. They will make a row of approximately 12 stitches, and this changes the structure of the stomach, restricting the number of calories the body can absorb.
Both options for obesity treatment in London have their risks but are safer than bariatric surgery. Similarly, in both instances patients need to commit to a healthy lifestyle and diet.
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