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OverStitch™ is a minimally invasive technique designed to reduce the volume of the stomach to assist with weight loss. The procedure is performed through a thin, flexible tube called an endoscope that is inserted through the mouth to reach the stomach. Please note that the AspireAssist Weight Loss Procedure is only offered in some Houston-area locations.
During the procedure, the physician places a row of stitches within the stomach along the outer curve. Tightening these sutures creates folds that reduce the size of the stomach. The doctor places five to six running stitches. The folds extend almost to the junction of the stomach and esophagus. A similar row of running stitches are placed along the inner curve of the stomach, creating a sleeve. The OverStitch procedure considerably reduces the size of the stomach. This helps patients feel fuller faster after a meal, which in turn reduces food intake and promotes weight loss. The procedure can be performed without a single external incision.