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Your Health Starts in Your GUT
Get lean and stay healthy
If you have gained weight during the pandemic, you're not alone. In fact, a survey done by the American Psychological Association (APA) in March 2021 found that around 42% of Americans said they had gained more weight than they intended. It has resulted in an average of about 30 pounds in extra weight
Meet Dr. Zheng—and discuss non surgical weight loss program that’s proven to help patients experience more weight loss than diet & exercise alone and provide the right tools and resources to successfully learn to keep it off
Various Weight Loss Options
Which one suits you best?
Weight loss treatment is ever expanding
Typically, weight loss surgery is intended for people who are about 100 lbs. or more overweight, there are several millions more who have difficulty losing 20-50 lbs. with just conventional diets.
Traditional weight loss surgery was meant for patients with a BMI (Body mass index) of 40 or greater, but what about patients who aren’t as heavy, or those folks who absolutely want to avoid surgery at all costs?
This is where the gastric balloon fits in. It was meant to be a jumpstart. It is not a permanent change to anyone’s stomach. The first gastric balloons were approved earlier in 2016 (ORBERA™ ). There are over 300,000 balloons placed worldwide.
Gastric balloons have also been chosen by patients who want to avoid invasive procedures to lose weight.
All balloons have been shown to be more effective than diets. When patient-randomized trials were performed, compared to people who didn’t have a balloon, the balloon group lost 3X as much weight.
Balloons are an exciting development. We can now help so many more people with their weight problems. It takes minutes to insert and remove. The disruption to someone’s active schedule is also minimal.
Newer prescription drugs approved by the FDA for weight loss, such as
High cost (>$1,500 per month of ongoing expense)
Insurance coverage ?
Nonsurgical (Endoscopic)Weight Loss Procedures
Removable gastric balloon, Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG)
Endoscopic weight loss procedures are a promising new option for people who want help losing weight but don't want -- or may not qualify for -- bariatric surgery. These nonsurgical procedures may also be an option for people who:
Are in earlier stages of obesity
Have a BMI >30 (or >25 with obesity related disease)
Don't have severe obesity-related medical conditions
Endoscopic weight loss procedures achieve better weight loss than medication but not as invasive as bariatric surgery. Typically, endoscopic procedures are not covered by insurance at this time.
Gastric bypass, Gastric Sleeve
Bariatric surgery involves making changes to your digestive system to help you lose weight. Some procedures limit how much you can eat. Other procedures work by reducing the body's ability to absorb nutrients. Some procedures do both.
While bariatric surgery can offer many benefits, all forms of weight-loss surgery are major procedures that can pose serious risks and side effects. You still must make permanent healthy changes to your diet and get regular exercise to help ensure the long-term success of bariatric surgery.