Accordion Procedure

The accordion procedure is a weight loss procedure. It uses an endoscopic suturing device to reduce the size of the stomach. It is also known as endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty. This procedure is generally recommended when the body mass index exceeds 30 and weight loss is not achieved with diet and exercise.

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Is it safe to get endoscopic bariatric surgery for weight loss?

Query: Hi doctor,I am considering an endoscopic bariatric stomach surgery procedure for weight loss. It is called the accordion procedure, which has only been around for about five years. Do you think such a method done on a stomach is safe long-term? Thank you for your help. I appreciate it.  Read Full »


Dr. A. V. Hussain Shihaz

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query. The Accordion procedure is an endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty. It has been around for some time; a few case series and related data are available. It is useful in helping in weight reduction up to 17-23 % weight loss in six months with no...  Read Full »

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