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Endoscopic Therapy FAQs

If you’re considering endoscopic therapy for weight loss, we have answers to many common questions about the procedure and our program.

How will my diet change before and after my weight loss procedure?

Your care team will tell you exactly what to do to prepare for the procedure. It is important that you follow these dietary guidelines. Typically, you should not consume any food or liquids 12 hours before a nonsurgical procedure.

After your procedure, you will most likely start with a clear liquid diet and progress to full liquids, then pureed foods, then soft foods. As you feel comfortable, you can transition to regular foods based on your individual calorie prescription from your registered dietitian. The guidelines for transitioning to regular foods may vary slightly for each procedure.

As you progress through the 12-month lifestyle therapy program, our dietitians provide counseling to teach you about healthy foods to eat and foods to avoid. In general, you can expect to eat adequate protein, fewer fried or fast foods, and fewer high-fat or high-sugar foods.

Contact Us for Weight-Loss Treatment

For more information or to schedule an appointment with a bariatric physician, call Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital at 314.542.WEST (9378) or toll-free at 844.542.9378.

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital is conveniently located just one mile west of I-270 in Creve Coeur, Missouri — a west county suburb of St. Louis.

The Washington University Bariatric Endoscopic Therapy office is located in Medical Office Building 3, Suite 100. The address is 1020 North Mason Road, at the corner of North Mason and Executive Parkway. Get directions and maps.

Register for a Nonsurgical Weight Loss Information Session.

Join a Washington University gastroenterologist to learn more about this new minimally invasive endoscopic procedure. This event is free, but registration is required.


Washington University Physicians accepting new patients:

Vladimir M. Kushnir, MD
Daniel K. Mullady, MD
Dayna S. Early, MD

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