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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
Vivek Kumbhari, director of bariatric endoscopy for Johns Hopkins, answers questions about the endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty procedure, including what it involves and how it is different from weight loss surgery.
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 [...]