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

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

First Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty in Northern California!

This July 2018 we performed the first Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty procedure in Northern California at the Paul May & Frank Stein Interventional Endoscopy Center at California Pacific Medical Center! This is an outpatient procedure that uses the flexible endoscope to perform weight loss “surgery” all from inside the body. The flexible endoscope passes through the [...]

First Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty in Northern California!2018-08-23T18:11:01-07:00

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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