Dr Rehan Haidry supports patients with a range of weight loss procedures using endoscopy. He is an experienced endoscopist, and this includes the gastric suturing treatment London patients may consider as part of a weight-loss regime.

An endoscopic gastric suturing treatment uses an endoscope (a flexible, tube-like imaging instrument) equipped with a stitching device. It is used for repairing and treatment procedures in the gastrointestinal tract, but it is also used as a weight-loss treatment. High-definition endoscopes let doctors see inside the body with a high degree of detail and provide treatment simultaneously.

Gastric Suturing Treatment London: Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty

Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG) is one of the newer weight loss procedures available to help patients with obesity. It works by reducing the size of your stomach using an endoscopic device that can suture, removing the need for surgery. The surgery is usually available to people considered significantly overweight, where diet and exercise have not been successful. Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty is a gastric suturing treatment London patients may consider as a final option when looking at weight loss treatments.

Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty is popular due to the minimally invasive nature of the treatment. Using an endoscope, the skin does not need to be cut and opened, leaving no external scars. Similarly, the recovery process is quicker, and most patients do not need an overnight stay in the hospital. It is lower risk and avoids the invasive nature of bariatric weight-loss surgeries.

Gastric Suturing for GI Problems

Patients may also require gastric suturing to repair and treat a range of gastrointestinal problems. Dr Haidry is a Consultant Gastroenterologist with many years of experience treating a range of gastrointestinal problems. His experience as an endoscopist means he can utilise gastric suturing procedures for treating a range of gastrointestinal problems. Patients may require gastric suturing in a number of situations including:

  • To repair gastrointestinal fistulas (holes that appear in the GI tract)
  • To locate and stop GI bleeding
  • Where perforation or tears are present, often due to trauma or other surgical procedure
  • To repair a benign or persistent duodenal or stomach ulcer
  • When closing surgical wounds after other endoscopic procedures such as polyp removal or endoscopic mucosal resection

These are just some examples of when an experienced gastroenterologist may opt for minimally invasive suturing procedures to treat a problem.

Dr Rehan Haidry – Consultant Gastroenterologist & Interventional Endoscopist

Dr Rehan Haidry sees many patients with a wide range of gastroenterological conditions. He sees patients referred regularly for endoscopic treatments and procedures. Find out more about his work and how to arrange an appointment here.