Finding the Right Solution
The last several years have seen rapid development in weight loss procedures. Surgeries that were once invasive and time-consuming can now be done more efficiently. Therapeutic Endoscopist and Director of Endoscopy, Andrew Storm, M.D., and the entire team of Advanced Endoscopists at Mayo Clinic specialize in minimally invasive endoscopic procedures, which involve inserting a flexible tube into the esophagus where it allows access to the esophagus, stomach and the beginning of the small intestine.
These new endoscopic treatment options can do much of what traditional, laparoscopic therapy can, but are not as invasive, and cause less discomfort and side effects. They’re also more cost-effective, and provide a faster recovery.
The Endoscopy Clinic performs a wide range of endoscopic procedures that allow both diagnosis and treatment of many different gastrointestinal disorders, including bariatric care. Through minimally invasive therapies such as endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty, intragastric balloon, and the TORe procedure, Mayo Clinic experts can help put you on the path toward better overall health.
State-of-the-art Incisionless Procedures
In the past, endoscopic procedures were mainly used for diagnostic purposes. Now, endoscopy can do so much more, helping to treat gastrointestinal issues, suture or cauterize, stop bleeding, and assist with remodeling the anatomy in order to encourage weight loss—all using innovative incisionless procedures.
These incisionless alternatives to other measures can provide a lower-risk option to traditional surgery, and are ideal for patients with a BMI of 30 or more who have exhausted other treatment options.
A World-class Team
If you’re a candidate for weight loss surgery, bariatric or gastrointestinal care, Mayo Clinic offers breakthrough endoscopy procedures and innovative surgical procedures that can improve your quality of life. Mayo Clinic’s multidisciplinary team will work with you to understand your needs and goals and create a plan specifically tailored to you. From nursing to anesthesia to the actual procedure, you’ll receive the best treatment possible, so you can get back to what you love quicker, safer, and more comfortably.
To learn more about Dr. Storm and the innovative care at Mayo Clinic, visit: mayoclinic.org/innovation.