Another non-surgical weight loss option we offer is OverStitch™ Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG). This is a semi-permeant option that’s still less invasive than traditional weight loss surgery. For those who have tried every other option and are considering surgery, this can be a less intensive alternative. In the first 1-2 months, our patients typically lose 10-40 pounds. Because it is semi-permanent, you could lose all excess weight over time.
What is OverStitch™?
OverStitch™ is similar in concept to “stomach stapling” or gastric sleeve surgeries that you may have heard of. A flexible tube called an endoscope goes down your throat into your stomach and places stitches to make the inside area of your stomach smaller. This is less invasive than a gastric sleeve surgery because it shrinks your stomach area from the inside instead of from the outside like in a gastric sleeve surgery.
Who is OverStitch™ For?
OverStitch™ is ideal for people who are considering surgical weight loss options, but are wary of surgery. Unlike surgery, OverStitch™ is reversible.
Do I Qualify For OverStitch™?
OverStitch™ is ideal for people who…
- Have a BMI of 35-45 (generally)
- Do NOT have or have ever had the following:
- Barrett’s esophagus
- heart disease
- blood clot
- cirrhosis or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
Are you motivated?
- Are you ready to make a commitment?
- Is this a good time in your life for a major change?
If you’re unsure if you qualify for OverStitch™ or any other non-surgical weight loss option, please contact our team for a consultation. The most common side effects from OverStitch™ are short-term pain (1-3 days) and heartburn. These are typically treatable in the short term and fade over time. You could stretch out sutures if you eat too much, which is why it’s important to stick to a diet plan after you receive OverStitch™.
How Much Does OverStitch™ Cost? Is It Covered By Insurance?
OverStitch™ costs $11,500 and is generally not covered by insurance. However, you can use FSA or HSA dollars. We also accept Care Credit. Because of our experience with OverStitch™ and other non-surgical weight loss options, we can help you find the best payment option.