At The Weight Loss Surgery Center Of Los Angeles, we offer the accordion procedure (endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty), a non-surgical weight-loss option, for patients who would like to avoid surgery. Dr. David Davtyan performs the procedure at The Weight Loss Surgery Center of Los Angeles by endoscopically folding the stomach in on itself and suturing it closed to create a smaller stomach that is limited in capacity. Because the new stomach can’t hold as much food, patients feel full faster and eat less, thereby losing weight. The accordion procedure has been found to be safe and effective according to recent studies.
In order to be a candidate for the accordion procedure, you must have a BMI of 30 or more. While this procedure is not meant to supersede other established weight loss procedures like the gastric sleeve or the Lap Band, it is another tool in Dr. David Davtyan’s toolbox which he can use to help you in your fight against obesity.
After one year post procedure, patients lost an average of 18 percent of their body weight. Compared to the gastric sleeve, patients who underwent the accordion procedure had a drastically lower rate of complication (1% for the accordion procedure vs. 10% for the gastric sleeve). Another benefit of the accordion procedure is that it does not require an overnight hospital stay while the gastric sleeve can keep patients in the hospital for days.
If you’d like to learn more about the accordion procedure, schedule a one-on-one complimentary consultation today with Dr. David Davtyan.