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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
By Brooke Bentley|2018-08-23T18:11:01-07:00August 18th, 2018|Categories: Doctor's Desk|Comments Off on First Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty in Northern California!
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 [...]