Gastric sleeve vs gastric sleeve plication or endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty

I have a lower BMI. I had talked with the doctor about gastric sleeve. The patient advisor also suggested looking at the gastric endoscopic gastroplasty. Can anyone give me insight on pro and cons? Recommendations?

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Sleeve versus endoscopic procedure

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Endoscopic gastroplasty is being performed in select facilities around the US. Our practice has pioneered the POSE procedure. The FDA trial for the POSE as a weight loss procedure is under way and should be complete this year. Until then, POSE cannot be offered in the US. Sleeve works well in low BMI patients as well. I have operated on patients with a BMI as low as 30 and they have done well.

Lafayette Bariatric Surgeon

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