Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty at ARC

Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty at ARC

ARC is pleased to announce that patients seeking weight-loss options now have access to the latest surgical solution, endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG).

ESG is available at ARC with Marco Vinicio Medina-Zea, MD, FACS, FASMBS, General Surgery at ARC Medical Plaza Specialty in Cedar Park. Dr. Medina, Director of ARC Bariatric Surgery, is the only physician in the greater Central Texas area who is currently trained and certified to perform ESG. "Embarking on a journey towards weight loss is a deeply personal decision. With the introduction of endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty at ARC, we're not just offering a new, cutting-edge procedure, but an alternative pathway to transformative change," says Dr. Medina. "I am excited to be at the forefront of this innovative approach, empowering patients to reclaim their health and well-being."

What is endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty?

Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG) is a minimally invasive weight-loss procedure that uses an endoscopic suturing (stitching) device to reduce the stomach's size and volume.

Benefits of endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty

  • No incision: ESG is a minimally invasive procedure that doesn't require any incisions on the outside of your body, and you won't have any external scars.
  • Outpatient: ESG is an outpatient procedure, so you should be able to go home around the same day or within 24 hours of your procedure.
  • Lower BMI: ESG is available to patients with lower BMIs who may not qualify for traditional bariatric surgery.

If you have questions about endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty at ARC, visit our ESG FAQ page.

Make an appointment today

Like other weight-loss procedures, ESG works best and achieves long-term success and lasting weight loss when you commit to a healthier lifestyle. Through an ARC Bariatric Surgery program referral, ESG patients receive the support of a registered dietitian working with you before and after the surgery to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle.

To get started call 512-421-4408 to attend our free educational bariatric surgery seminars.

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