Endoscopic (Gastric) Sleeve Gastroplasty in Arcadia Serving Los Angeles, CA

Endoscopic Gastric Sleeve in Arcadia, CA Serving Los Angeles, CA

If you are obese or severely overweight and you are having trouble losing weight on your own, you may be wondering if the gastric sleeve might be a good option for you. The gastric sleeve is a minimally invasive bariatric procedure, and it’s one of the most common bariatric procedures our board-certified gastroenterologist Dr. Portocarrero performs. It can be a safe and effective way to help patients finally lose weight.

How it Works in Arcadia, CA & Los Angeles, CA

An endoscopic gastric sleeve is a minimally invasive bariatric procedure that involves decreasing the lumen of the stomach using endoscopic sutures. Reducing the size of the stomach also helps the patient feel fuller faster, which also means that they consume smaller portions; however, this is one part of the wonder that is the gastric sleeve. Hormones also play an important role. Our stomachs produce ghrelin, a hormone that signals to our bodies that we’re hungry. By decreasing the size of the stomach we also reduce the amount of ghrelin that’s produced, which helps patients feel less hungry throughout the day. This is how weight loss is achieved through endoscopic gastric sleeve.

What to Expect from Bariatric Endoscopy

While we know that patients may always feel a little nervous or even scared before the procedure, know that you are in good hands with our expert interventional gastroenterologist Dr. Portocarrero. Thanks to the latest techniques and cutting-edge technology, this endoscopic intervention is only minimally invasive and offers a very fast recovery time. The procedure usually takes no more than 90 minutes and is done endoscopically. Once you leave the office you will have a post-operative diet that you will need to adhere to for several weeks after the procedure. You will not be able to eat solid foods right away.

Long-Term Outlook

Bariatric Endoscopy isn’t the only thing we offer our patients. We also provide long-term monitoring and support because we know that in order to maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle you need advice and help along the way. Dr. Portocarrero and his team are here to help you throughout your journey, whether you are taking the first steps to get a gastric sleeve or you’ve already undergone the procedure. We are committed to your weight loss success. By pairing the gastric sleeve with helping our patients make smarter food choices, we’ve seen incredible long-term results.

Are you interested in learning more about the endoscopic gastric sleeve in the Los Angeles, CA Area and whether it’s right for you and your weight loss needs? If so, call Gastrointestinal & Non-Surgical Weight Loss Solutions in Arcadia, CA, today at (626) 461-5408 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Portocarrero.

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