The OverStitch bariatric treatment is a non-surgical, innovative alternative to surgical treatment of obesity. It is performed with the help of endoscopic equipment that does not leave any cuts or scars at the patient’s targets. This innovative method is to reduce stomach volume by up to 60–80% by applying sutures that can be removed at any time, which makes the treatment 100% reversible and non-invasive. It is also possible to use absorbable sutures.
The procedure is performed under general anesthesia. First, the OverStitch system is introduced into the stomach with the use of an endoscope – and then the surgeon places numerous individual sutures, reducing the organ, but leaving its anatomical shape. Finally, it removes the tools from the patient’s body. The duration of the entire procedure is approximately 1.5 hours.
A patient undergoing OverStitch suture placement is obligated to follow strict, liquid diet for at least 3 days after surgery – preferably for 2 weeks. After this period, you can gradually introduce soft foods – e.g. cooked vegetables. The return to a normal diet can take about 7 weeks. In the meantime, during the first 3 weeks a patient should also use supplementation recommended by a dietitian.
The effects of the OverStitch bariatric surgery vary from patient to patient. It is important to follow medical recommendations strictly and change eating habits.
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Among the contraindications for the procedure using an endoscopic OverStich insertion system the following can be mentioned:
The procedure is also not performed in women planning pregnancy within the next year.