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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
There’s a new nonsurgical procedure for people trying to lose at least 40 pounds. NBC medical correspondent Dr. John Torres reports for TODAY on endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty, also known as the “accordion” procedure.
An endoscopic procedure designed to address weight gain in people who have undergone roux-en-y gastric bypass surgery. Endoscopic Bypass Revision procedure can jump-start the weight loss process.
About one in three patients regain significant amounts of weight a few years after surgery to reduce the size of the stomach pouch. Bariatric surgery shrinks the stomach to about the size of an egg, so people feel full from eating very little food. The problem is that over the years the stomach stretches, and [...]