Obesity is an epidemic in our country. It is estimated that over 32% of American men and more than 35% of women are obese. Being overweight carries with it a variety of dangerous side effects including:
- High Blood Pressure
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Heart Disease
- Sleep Apnea
- Difficulty Performing Tasks
Many people have tried unsuccessfully to lose weight and have become discouraged. If that describes you, or someone you love, there may be a solution for you. We offer three safe and effective options.
While sedated, a dual balloon device is inserted in the stomach and filled with saline. Once inflated, the device takes up room in your stomach making you feel fuller, faster. This will help reduce food intake. The balloons are emptied and removed in six months, but your weight loss will continue. In conjunction with the procedure, you will meet with a nutritionist for a year. Together, you and the nutritionist implement better eating habits and track all exercise.
A small, capsule size device is swallowed and, once in the stomach, filled with air. Additional capsules are added over time. Similar to the ReShape device, these balloons take up space in the patient’s stomach, causing you to feel full faster. This will allow you to eat less and lose weight. After six months, the balloons are during an endoscopic procedure. Part of the process includes meeting with a nutritionist for a year, working together to build healthy eating habits and establish an exercise routine.
Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty
This is a non-surgical, non-invasive procedure that “shrinks” the stomach by almost 80%. Under light anesthesia, Dr. Islam will stitch a section of stomach together, from the inside. This revolutionary procedure does not alter the anatomy and avoids many of the dangers of traditional gastric bypass.