Medical and technological advances in medicine allow overweight and obesity to be effectively combated today without the need for bariatric surgery, using minimally invasive and very effective techniques that we are describing in this article.
These techniques are effective for all patients diagnosed with some type of overweight or obesity. You can find out if you are overweight with our body mass index calculator. Being overweight, patients suffer from health conditions such as high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, diabetes, and sleep apnea.
One of the greatest fears of patients with obesity is that of undergoing major, complicated surgeries that require a fairly long recovery time. However, today we want to present the effective weight loss options offered by our Innova Weight Loss Solutions team. These procedures can be performed at any of our two offices in Puerto Rico and New York City.
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One of the most common diseases in the United States is obesity, genetic factors or unhealthy or sedentary habits, and sometimes even stress, are the cause of this serious health issue. For many patients, a personalized diet is not powerful enough to achieve the goal of significant weight loss.
It is there that the patient must resort to another type of methodology with medical supervision and support, that is, seek non-surgical or minimally invasive weight loss treatments such as the Orbera gastric balloon or endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG or Overstitch). The good news with these treatments is that they can be just as effective as bariatric surgery. That is a rapid weight loss without as many complications as a bariatric operation.
Orbera Gastric Balloon, The Simplest Treatment
This weight loss procedure has been on the market for approximately 25 years. It has proven to be a fast, affordable, and effective non-surgical weight loss procedure. Depending on the medical conditions of each patient, this treatment can last from 6 to 12 months. Where the patient can lose up to 50 pounds before the gastric balloon is removed from the patient’s stomach.
This procedure practically explains itself. A gastric balloon is a silicone device that is inserted into the stomach through an endoscopic procedure and takes up a place in the stomach to help the patient feel full with small, healthy amounts of food. When the endoscope reaches the sweet spot, the doctor inflates this balloon with a saline solution until it is the size of a grapefruit.
This procedure will not take more than 25 minutes and best of all, the patient will be able to return home the same day and return to their regular activities within a maximum period of two days. From that day the natural weight loss begins, the patient will feel full faster with much smaller portions of food.
The Orbera® weight loss program is at the forefront of gastric balloon technology, along with a team of professionals who support you and put together a personalized diet and exercise plan. This comprehensive program provides a solid foundation for patients to learn about healthier lifestyles and learn how to take portion control for effective, long-term weight loss.
These types of procedures are considered tools to lose weight. That is, the patient has to commit to receiving medical nutrition therapy. A medical nutrition therapy consists of designing a program tailored to each of the patients that allows them to receive an evaluation, a personalized diet plan, and continuous support so that weight loss is successful.
There are no disadvantages to the gastric balloon procedure anywhere. However, this technique is not ideal for all patients. As we have already described, the patient has to commit to changing their eating habits and lifestyle. And on many occasions, it is much more complicated to treat obesity when the emotional and discipline part is not clear.
As far as complications from gastric balloon implantation, it has been shown that some patients experience some nausea and stomach upset after the first gastric balloon is placed. This is most likely because the body will try to reject the foreign body that has just been implanted.
Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG) or Overstitch
Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty or OverStitch (ESG) is a minimally invasive weight loss procedure that does not require incisions, or cuts, and is non-surgical to reduce the size of the stomach to ensure weight loss. successful weight. This procedure is performed under light sedation and on an outpatient basis, the procedure is simple and patients return to their regular routine after a few days of recovery at home.
Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty or OverStitch is a 100% endoscopic procedure, the stomach is reached through the mouth, passing through the esophagus to the stomach, and does not require cuts or abdominal incisions. The doctor inserts an endoscope (a camera attached to a flexible tube). The endoscope is equipped with a suture system that allows stitches to be placed in the stomach to make it smaller and thus help you lose weight drastically and naturally.
The Bariatric OverStitch procedure takes approximately 30 to 45 minutes. After the procedure, the stomach is up to 80% smaller than its initial size, which limits the amount of food eaten and makes the patient feel full. It also limits the number of calories absorbed by the stomach and also prolongs the time that food stays in the stomach, making you feel full longer.
These two powerful procedures are available at Innova Weight Loss Solutions. Our qualified staff will design an action plan with realistic goals so that your weight loss is effective and lasting. At our New York office located at 60 Gramercy Park North, Suite 1B New York, NY 10010, or at our main office in Puerto Rico at 00968. To contact us you can make an appointment online or call us at 973-963-3377 or 787-417-7860 respectively.