Comprehensive Solutions to Weight Problems
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.
We are the first center in Manhattan to offer the Obalon balloon* that is simply swallowed and offer the Orbera balloon as well. We anticipate the release of other devices that will aid in weight management.
With endoscopic suturing using Apollo Overstitch, the procedures are performed through the mouth (transoral) and do not involve any cutting whatsoever. Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty, known as ESG, mimics the sleeve gastrectomy, but without any incisions. Endoscopic suturing is also used to revise compromised gastric bypass surgery. Most procedures are performed on the same day and do not require a hospital stay.
The nutritional and behavioral program takes advantage of smart mobile technology so that we can follow your progress closely and make ourselves accessible.
View CBS coverage of the Obalon balloon procedure performed by Dr. Starpoli
View CBS coverage of the Orbera balloon procedure performed by Dr. Starpoli
*Disclaimer: individual weight loss results vary and there is no guarantee that you will lose significant weight or maintain weight loss. Stomach balloons are always combined with sound dietary and behavioral counseling to optimize the outcome.