1 Recommendations

1 Recommendations


Use endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty as an option to treat obesity in adults with standard arrangements in place for clinical governance, consent and audit.


This procedure should only be done in specialist weight management centres by clinicians with specific training and experience in the procedure.

Why the committee made these recommendations

Evidence on safety shows this procedure is safe in the short and long term. Evidence on efficacy shows that, when combined with lifestyle changes, people with a body mass index (BMI) over 30 kg/m2 who have the procedure lose weight. So, it can be used with standard arrangements.

  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)