Obesity remains a growing public health epidemic that has increased healthcare costs and related comorbidities. Current treatment guidelines encourage a multidisciplinary approach starting from patient selection, interventions, and long-term follow-up to maintain weight loss. However, these conservative interventions are largely ineffective at reducing body weight due to low adherence to the treatment regimen. Recently, endoscopic bariatric therapies have become an attractive alternative to traditional invasive bariatric surgeries due to their improved efficacy, safety, and cost-effectiveness. Endoscopic bariatric therapies include intragastric balloon placement, endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty, gastric bypass revision, and aspiration therapy. These procedures fall into two separate categories depending on the primary mechanism involved: restrictive or malabsorptive. Restrictive methods, such as the Orbera
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Goyal, Hemant; Kopel, Jonathan; Perisetti, Abhilash MD; Mann, Rupinder; Ali, Aman; Tharian, Benjamin; Saligram, Shreyas; and Inamdar, Sumant, "Endobariatric procedures for obesity: clinical indications and available options." (2021). Other Specialties. 21.