St. George Obesity & General Surgery

Endoscopic Gastric Bypass Revision (Overstitch)

What is OverStitch Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty?

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What is the OverStitch Endoscopic Suturing System?

The OverStitch system allows this procedure to be performed without a single external incision. The OverStitch endoscopic suturing system is an advanced suturing device that allows your surgeon to place sutures inside your body using an endoscope. It has a wide range of applications in minimally invasive surgery. The OverStitch system can be used in conjunction with bariatric procedures such as endoscopic sleeve gastrectomy to greatly improve patient outcomes.

OverStitch Gastroscopy Suturing System

How is OverStitch endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty performed?

The procedure is performed through a thin flexible tube called an endoscope that is inserted through the mouth to reach the stomach. It involves the placement of a row of stitches within the stomach along the greater (outer) curve which when tightened creates folds or plications that reduce the size of the stomach. About 5-6 running stitches are placed. The plications extend almost to the junction of the stomach and oesophagus. A similar row of interrupted or running stitches are placed along the lesser (inner) curve creating a sleeve. This procedure considerably reduces the size of the stomach promoting early satiety and reduced food intake leading to weight loss.

What are the advantages of using the OverStitch endoscopic suturing system?

The main advantages of the OverStitch endoscopic suturing system include: