To Whom It May Concern,
I’ve been comparing two different procedures: Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG) and Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (gastric sleeve). Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty cost is partly why I’m leaning toward the ESG procedure. I’m paying out of pocket, and my understanding is these procedures are similar, so why not get the less expensive one (I don’t have insurance).
I was reading about endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty doctors saying gastric sleeve sometimes has better weight loss results. If for some reason I don’t lose as much weight as I want, can I get a gastric sleeve done after a failed ESG?