Over the years, doctors and researchers have developed numerous weight loss surgeries. The trend of obesity surgery procedures has been showing a consistent improvement in the risk-factor, effectiveness and time consumption. Every weight reduction surgery developed in the last few decades have been less-risky, less-painful and more effective than traditional surgeries. Recently, doctors have come up with another surgical solution – Primary Obesity Surgery Endolumenal.
According to weight loss consultants, the latest technique of reducing excess fats prevents expansion and excessive accumulation of food by folding the stomach into mere pleats. The procedure is performed on a patient with the help of a tube, which is inserted through a patient’s throat. Once the endoscope (tube) reaches the stomach, the surgeon gathers all the stomach walls and linings. These collected walls and linings are then stitched and anchors are placed to keep the folds remain intact. The procedure is repeated several times, causing the stomach to shrink effectively.
As this weight reduction surgery is performed through a patient’s throat, no incisions are made in the stomach. This makes it the first and only incision-less obesity surgery developed till date. The procedure is less-invasive than any other weight loss surgery and allows a patient to recover quickly. In fact, the hospital stay is limited to one day; meaning that a patient can go home a few hours after the surgery.
When it comes to eligibility, Primary Obesity Surgery Endolumenal can be performed on every person whose BMI is more than 40, or higher than 35 with a serious problem like Type 2 Diabetes. In simple words, patients that are eligible for treatments like laparoscopic surgery and gastric bypass are also eligible for this treatment. Moreover, weight loss consultants and experts have proposed that the patients who have been newly diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and have a BMI of 30 or higher should also be considered for the surgical treatment.
Primary Obesity Surgery Endolumenal has been performed in small trials throughout the European countries. More than twenty-two patients have reported that they feel more energetic and have lost 62% of excess body mass in 12 months after the surgery. The latest obesity surgery treatment has been approved in the UK for practice; whereas hundreds of people have enrolled their names for trials and testing in the US.
If this treatment is approved universally, obese patients will be able to undergo the weight reduction surgery and return to work within two-to-three days. Hence, it is a revolutionary, patient-oriented weight loss solution for obese patients.