A new surgical approach for weight loss

Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty holds promise for patients with overweight or obesity

The proportion of Australians characterised as overweight (BMI greater than 25kg/m2) or obese (BMI greater than 30kg/m2) has tripled since 1980, and 63.4% of Australian adults now fall into one of these categories.1


Complications from obesity, such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, obstructive sleep apnoea and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, are also increasing.

The increasing risk of mortality with a BMI over 25kg/m2 has been demonstrated and the odds of