Weight-Loss Surgery Dramatically Lowers the Risk of Early Death, a New Study Finds

For decades, doctors have known that losing weight can significantly lower risk of heart disease and by extension, reduce the risk of dying from heart-related events such as stroke and heart attack. Studies have shown that both lifestyle changes including diet and exercise as well as medications and weight-loss surgery can improve heart disease risk factors such [...]

Weight-Loss Surgery Dramatically Lowers the Risk of Early Death, a New Study Finds2019-09-03T18:07:57-07:00

Intermittent Fasting

It seems every few years a new weight loss fad arrives, and intermittent fasting (IF) has been garnering a lot of attention lately. The practice of intermittent fasting has actually been around for millennia, practiced around the world for various cultural and religious reasons. As is typical with Western appropriation, IF has now been commoditized [...]

Intermittent Fasting2019-12-15T08:03:15-08:00

Weight Loss Results that Last

An increasing number of physicians and patients are recognizing the positive impact of the Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG) procedure on weight loss and metabolic health. The procedure is endoscopic (meaning scar-less), minimally-invasive, safe, well-tolerated, and effective. Nonetheless, many remain uncertain or unconvinced about the benefits of ESG for various reasons. One of the most common [...]

Weight Loss Results that Last2019-06-15T11:11:10-07:00

Dr. Watson Explains the Gastric Sleeve Revision Procedure VIDEO

The San Francisco Institute for Weight Loss, founded by world-renowned gastroenterologist Kenneth F. Binmoeller, M.D., is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for patients in the Bay Area. Rabindra R. Watson, M.D., heads up the weight loss branch and performs all weight loss procedures. In this video, Dr. Watson explains the Gastric Sleeve Revision [...]

Dr. Watson Explains the Gastric Sleeve Revision Procedure VIDEO2019-04-28T11:08:22-07:00

IBT: High intensity weight loss?

Recently, there has been a great deal of focus on intensive behavioral therapy (IBT) for overweight and obesity. IBT focuses on targeting ‘bad’ habits that contribute to poor diet and lifestyle choices and implementing personalized plans to correct them. In addition to meeting with your physician and nutritionist, you work regularly with a therapist to [...]

IBT: High intensity weight loss?2019-03-17T10:17:27-07:00

Don’t let perception get in the way of your goals!

We now know that obesity and its related diseases (high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, diabetes, fatty liver, obstructive sleep apnea, arthritis to name a few…) are a global epidemic. We also now know that as Americans we are bigger than we’ve ever been: The average U.S. adult now has a body mass index [...]

Don’t let perception get in the way of your goals!2019-02-18T09:12:54-08:00

Move it or lose it! Exercise is important for weight loss AND health.

A recently published study from the Cleveland Clinic has shed some important light on the critical role of exercise in maintaining health. The investigators studied 122,007 patients undergoing exercise treadmill tests over the course of several years. They then stratified the groups by level of cardiovascular fitness according to their treadmill results and followed them [...]

Move it or lose it! Exercise is important for weight loss AND health.2018-11-09T08:46:51-08:00

Scopes, Not Scalpels?

A recently presented study compared results of the Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (“endoscopic sleeve”) with the laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (“lap band”) and the more invasive laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (“surgical sleeve”). This was a single center study performed at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York including 278 patients who underwent endoscopic sleeve (91), surgical sleeve [...]

Scopes, Not Scalpels?2018-08-24T10:46:59-07:00
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