About Endoscopic Weight Loss Procedures

Endoscopic weight loss procedures can help weight loss in obese people who have not achieved long-term success with other weight loss attempts. The IESMG team uniquely offers pouch and stoma reduction using endoscopic techniques for patients that have had significant weight regain after gastric bypass surgery. The group was also the first to perform endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty in Northern California, which is an endoscopic alternative to weight loss surgeries.

Weight loss only one health benefit of many…

Endoscopic weight loss procedures can offer many health benefits such as:

  1. Type 2 diabetes remission.
  2. Improved cardiovascular health.
  3. Relief of depression. 
  4. Eliminate obstructive sleep apnea.

Learn more about our endoscopic weight loss options by visiting our weight loss website  https://sanfranciscoweightloss.com/.

About Endoscopic GERD Treatments

Anti-reflux procedures

TIF

TIF stands for “Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication” and is performed with the EsophyX device. EsophyX TIF is a minimally invasive procedure and offers a new advancement in the treatment of chronic acid reflux and GERD by reconstructing the body’s own anti-reflux barrier.

The EsophyX device and an endoscope are introduced together through the patient’s mouth (transorally) and advanced into the esophagus. With an endoscope, the doctor uses the EsophyX device to reconstruct the anti-reflux valve by wrapping the stomach’s fundus around the distal esophagus and securing it with poly-propylene fasteners.

The EsophyX TIF procedure generally takes about 30-45 minutes, and most patients can go home the next day and return to work and most normal activities within a few days. To learn more about TIF, visit our website focused on GERD.