Non-Surgical Weight-Loss Available Through Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty

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Dr. Robert Marvin, in association with Hermann Drive Surgical Hospital, now offers a minimally invasive, incision-free, non-surgical procedure to aid in weight loss

ESG has certain advantages over laparoscopic surgery. There are no incisions, and therefore, little or no pain after the procedure.

Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG), a minimally invasive, non-surgical procedure to aid in weight loss, is now available through Dr. Robert Marvin at Hermann Drive Surgical Hospital. Dr. Marvin is a Board-Certified Surgeon who specializes in surgery for the treatment of obesity. ESG provides an additional weight-loss option for significantly overweight individuals or individuals with a BMI greater than 28 who suffer from other chronic conditions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or sleep apnea.

This new method, which avoids the trauma of bariatric surgery, reduces the size of the stomach through small sutures to create a reduced gastric “sleeve” in the stomach. During ESG, a triangular suture pattern is placed along the anterior and posterior lines of the stomach, and pull in the stomach to create the sleeve effect.

Recipients of the surgery have seen it aid in reducing a variety of obesity-associated medical conditions. Benefits include rapid weight loss, lowered blood pressure, and reduced cholesterol, as well as improved general health and quality of life. One recent study on ESG found recipients lost 14.4% of their body weight after 6 months and 20.9% of their total body weight within 24 months.

“ESG has certain advantages over laparoscopic surgery. There are no incisions, and therefore, little or no pain after the procedure. Plus, we have very few complications, so recovery time is much less. A typical patient should go home later the same day, and be able to return to work within 24-48 hours,” said Dr. Marvin. “The patient takes a 2-hour nap and then goes home.”

ESG is incisionless, and therefore recovering patients have no lifting or exercise restrictions that can limit activity for weeks, as with laparoscopy. Without an incision, patients who opt for ESG do not have to worry about scarring. The ESG procedure is also much more cost-effective than laparoscopy.

Dr. Marvin and his staff perform the procedure at the state-of-the-art Hermann Drive Surgical Hospital, which is designed to provide the best possible experience for each patient with private suites, high definition surgical imaging for precision treatments, and a level of care and attention to rival a luxury hotel. Conveniently located at 288 and Hermann Park. Hermann Drive Surgical Hospital’s leading goal is to the be the surgical facility of choice for minimally-invasive procedures.

About Dr. Marvin
Dr. Robert Marvin has been in bariatrics since 2002 and specializes in minimally-invasive surgery for the treatment of morbid obesity. He is also Medical Director for Obesity Surgery for Houston Surgical Specialists. He has certification in Surgical Critical Care and has been recognized by the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) as a surgeon practicing at a Center of Excellence level in obesity surgery. For additional questions about Dr. Marvin and Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty, please visit or call 713-993-7124.

About Hermann Drive Surgical Hospital
Herman Drive Surgical Hospital is a 55,000 square foot facility with 22 beds, 18 private rooms, 6 ORs and 2 procedure rooms. There are There are 211 medical staff on site and the majority of cases performed at Herman Drive Surgical Hospital are bariatric surgery. For additional questions about Hermann Drive Surgical Hospital, please visit or call 713-285-5500.

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