Weight Loss Options
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.
The Orbera weight loss system is a safe, effective strategy to lose weight. This is not for patients who can’t quite get rid of those last 10 pounds. This is a proven method to help those whose BMI is between 30 and 40. Orbera has successfully helped people shed pounds around the world and in the U.S.
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 removed 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.
A Free Resource
Dr. Islam has also created a free e-book that provides an overview of diets, exercises, and the reasons why diet and exercise alone are sometimes not enough. Find out how real and lasting weight loss is possible!