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Ninety-nine percent of persons suffering from the worldwide obesity epidemic remain untreated. We can fight back with new technologies and techniques. There are now simpler and safer interventions that can be performed to induce a significant and sustainable weight loss. Paramount to these novel treatments is a sound nutritional and behavioral program with a personal approach.
Dr. Starpoli is triple board-certified in internal medicine, gastroenterology and obesity medicine. By integrating gastrointestinal endoscopy and obesity medicine, Dr. Starpoli employs incisionless, endoscopic approaches to weight loss including intragastric (stomach) balloons and endoscopic suturing. All of the procedures offered do not involve any form of surgery or cutting, they are performed through the mouth.
Endoscopic procedures for weight loss, also known as endoscopic bariatric procedures (EBP), are minimally invasive alternatives to traditional weight loss surgery. They use an endoscope, a thin tube with a camera and tools on the end, to perform the procedure through small incisions in the abdomen.
The most common EBP is the endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG), which involves placing sutures in the stomach to create a smaller stomach pouch, reducing the amount of food that can be consumed. This procedure is less invasive than traditional sleeve gastrectomy surgery and can be performed as an outpatient procedure.
EBPs are less invasive than traditional weight loss surgery, have a shorter recovery time, and may have fewer complications. However, they may not be suitable for individuals who are severely obese and require a larger amount of weight loss. It is important to consult with a qualified endoscopic obesity medicine specialist to determine if an EBP is the right option for you.
It is important to note that weight loss is not immediate with these procedures, but rather a gradual process over time. It is also critical to maintain a healthy diet and exercise regimen after the procedure to ensure long-term success.
Overall, endoscopic procedures for weight loss offer a promising alternative for those who are seeking weight loss but are not candidates for or are not interested in traditional, invasive weight loss surgery.