Endoscopic suturing is a technique that allows endoscopists to suture tissue from inside the GI tract with the use of an endoscope. This is an exciting, groundbreaking technology because conventionally any type of suturing of the GI tract required a surgery. But now instead of a surgeon dissecting to the bowel from the outside in, endoscopists can now suture from the inside out.
Because endoscopic suturing allows endoscopists to manipulate tissue like never before, it can be used for a variety of applications in the GI tract – such as closing holes, securing stents, and also weight loss applications.
There are very few side effects from this procedure, and most patients have little or no discomfort. However, the side effects that have been reported include transient sore throat, nausea, and stomach pain.
Are you interested in learning more about endoscopic suturing, or other treatment options? We invite you to contact us to learn more. Dr. Prashant Kedia is a therapeutic endoscopist and gastroenterologist serving patients in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and beyond. Call today to schedule an appointment at (214) 941-6891.