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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.