Make a change today.

Do not wait for 1st January to make a resolution. Change today! Many people wait for a specific day of the year (usually New Year’s Day or a specific birthday) to make resolutions, start a change to their life or consider Bariatric Surgery or a weight loss procedure. I suggest that you do not need to wait. There is not much evidence that […]

Why the ESG might be the future of bariatric surgery?

ESG stands for endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty. What does endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty mean in plain English? Reduction of the size of the stomach. Changing the shape of the stomach into a sleeve-like structure The steps above are carried out using endoscopy (camera inserted through the mouth) without the need for any incisions. This is different from sleeve gastrectomy where the stomach […]

Why is the Roux-en-y Gastric Bypass considered the ‘Gold Standard’ bariatric procedure?

Many people affected by obesity come to me requesting to have the Roux-en-y gastric bypass to treat their obesity. That is not surprising!  The Roux-en-y gastric bypass is the second most popular bariatric operation in the world and is frequently described as the ‘Gold Standard’ in bariatric surgery. However, many patients (and I dare to say many doctors) do not know what the […]

Why is sleeve gastrectomy currently the most popular bariatric operation in the world?

Before I start and to clear any confusion, I must answer an important question: are there other names for Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy? Yes! Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is also called sleeve gastrectomy, gastric sleeve, vertical sleeve gastrectomy, VSG, LSG and simply sleeve! Let me go back to the first question. Why is sleeve gastrectomy currently the most popular bariatric operation in […]