If you’re struggling to lose excess weight, you might be surprised to hear about the wide range of non-surgical medical weight loss options available today. These procedures offer an alternative to both yo-yo dieting and extreme exercise plans. They also give you another option to undergoing a surgical procedure such as LAP-BAND, gastric bypass, or gastric sleeve.
Innovations in Non-Surgical Weight Loss
Recent advances in bariatric medicine have led to the development of some innovative non-surgical medical weight loss solutions for patients who need help shedding excess pounds.
These FDA-approved non-surgical medical weight loss procedures are less invasive than traditional weight loss surgeries. They don’t involve any external incisions. This makes them a good option for patients who might not want to (or be able to) undergo a major operation.
Here at My Destination Weight Loss, our team of bariatric surgeons, nurses, and support staff all have extensive training and experience in minimally-invasive and non-surgical medical weight loss procedures. Our team is also ready to provide nutritional and lifestyle counseling to our patients.
ORBERA Gastric Balloon
ORBERA is a soft, inflatable balloon made of medical-grade silicone. It’s inserted into the stomach by a bariatric surgeon using an endoscope, which is a thin, sterile device.
The deflated balloon passes through the patient’s mouth down into their stomach. The balloon is then filled with sterile saline (salt) water. It stays in the stomach for up to 6 months.
While the patient has the ORBERA balloon, they will feel fuller between meals. When they do eat, they’ll fill up quickly. This helps patients to eat less food. The goal of the ORBERA system is to give patients enough time to develop healthy eating and exercise habits while achieving a safe, steady rate of weight loss. In most cases, patients lose 3 times as much weight as they were able to with diet and exercise alone.
OverStitch Endoscopic Suturing System
Patients who have undergone a bariatric surgery procedure such as gastric bypass may find that over time, they begin to experience unwanted weight gain. This happens as their stomach capacity slowly re-expands back to its pre-surgical size.
Here at Destination Weight Loss, our team of bariatric surgeons are now able to help these patients get back on track with OverStitch. This revolutionary, non-surgical outpatient procedure adjusts the size of the stomach following gastric bypass.
During the OverStitch procedure, the surgeon inserts an endoscope through the mouth down into the stomach. He then places stitches to reduce the stomach capacity. The new capacity is similar to that achieved by the initial gastric bypass procedure.
Lipotropics are a collection of three natural substances known as essential amino acids. They are responsible to helping your body process and eliminate unwanted fat.
Patients who struggle to shed excess pounds may find lipotropic injections to be helpful in kick-starting their weight loss efforts. Lipotropics optimize metabolic rates and increase liver function. They also boost overall mental clarity and energy levels.
Lipotropic injections can be used as a stand-alone non-surgical medical weight loss treatment. They can also be combined with bariatric surgery, counseling, or a supported weight loss program.
To Learn More
To find out more about the non-surgical medical weight loss options offered here at My Destination Weight Loss, contact us to enroll in our free, no-obligation online bariatric seminar.