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EndoBarrier, a Non-Surgical Alternative to Bariatric Surgery

Posted by Rachel Jones on Feb 8, 2014 1:39:00 PM

Bariatric surgery is an invasive way to achieve weight loss.  Part of the stomach and small intestines are removed during the surgery.  However, with EndoBarrier, there is no surgery involved, but you still achieve the weight loss.

EndoBarrier is a basically a sleeve that is placed in your small intestine. This helps you achieve weight loss. No surgery is involved because the device is actually implanted into your body endoscopically, through your mouth. It is then placed in a way that it will line the first two feet of your small intestine.

This sleeve will prevent food from being easily absorbed by the body, and it will have a major impact on your calorie intake. 

The benefits of EndoBarrier include:
• The sleeve is implanted and removed endoscopically, without surgery.
• Implanting of the device can actually be done as a same day procedure. 

• The metabolic effect that comes from EndoBarrier is like that of gastric bypass surgery, as it actually helps resolve type 2 diabetes and it will bring about weight loss. 

• The procedure is reversible; not all bariatric procedures are.

As a weight loss treatment, this is very effective and recovery is very rapid. And, EndoBarrier actually costs significantly less than bariatric surgery procedures. 

In clinical trials, patients showed improved glycemic control in just one week. 

EndoBarrier is an exciting new treatment for both obesity and type 2 diabetes.

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Anthony A. Starpoli, MD | www.starpoli.com

Obesity, lap band

FDA Panel May Expand Lap-Band to Smaller Waists

Posted by Anthony Starpoli on Dec 7, 2010 1:58:00 AM

By Emily P. Walker, Washington Correspondent, MedPage Today
Published: December 01, 2010

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Anthony A. Starpoli, MD | www.starpoli.com

Obesity, GERD, lap band, obesity surgery