Dr. Starpoli's Blog

Incisionless Anti-reflux Therapy: a chance to stop your reflux drugs.

Posted by Anthony A. Starpoli, MD on Jun 5, 2019 10:54:02 AM

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is a life-affecting condition that affects as many as 20% of the population. Given the prevalence of GERD, the quest for suitable treatment methods has been a relentless one— but often to little effect.

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

Obesity, Reflux, fundoplication, atypical reflux, heartburn, EsophyX, incisionless surgery, GERD Awareness Week

To Balloon Fix or Not to Balloon Fix for Weight Loss

Posted by Anthony A. Starpoli, MD on Apr 3, 2016 11:52:11 AM

 

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

Obesity

Stomach Balloons For Weight Control: Are You A Candidate?

Posted by Anthony A. Starpoli, MD on May 4, 2015 8:30:00 AM

 

 

Gastric Balloon placement is a non-surgical, completely reversible procedure that is proven to be extremely effective as a treatment for obesity. The procedure offers numerous advantages over traditional diets, weight loss programs, and invasive surgical procedures. It can be an excellent option for individuals who have been unsuccessful at their weight loss attempts, do not qualify for other forms of bariatric surgery, or are interested in alternative solutions to meet their weight loss goals. 

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

Obesity, obesity surgery

Three Symptoms that Might Mean You Have Metabolic Syndrome

Posted by Anthony A. Starpoli, MD on Jul 2, 2014 7:30:00 PM

Metabolic syndrome is a catchall phrase for a variety of symptoms that typically accompany the onset of cardiac disease and diabetes. However, the symptoms themselves may not seem all that dangerous in and of themselves - especially if they are only temporary. Three such symptoms are:

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Obesity

Inicisionless, Endoscopic Therapy for Obesity

Posted by Rachel Jones on Mar 12, 2014 10:41:00 AM

Americans who suffer from either being obese or have gastrointestinal issues can now undergo an incisionless surgical procedure that will control or eradicate their medical challenges with limited pain and reduced surgical recovery time.  

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

Obesity, incisionless surgery, obesity surgery

Obesity and Eating Habits

Posted by Rachel Jones on Feb 26, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Obesity is a serious and growing problem in the United States. According to the CDC, 35.7% of American adults are obese. Poor eating habits are a major contributor to obesity; by developing an awareness of these habits, you can take steps to improve your health.

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

Obesity, exercise, high fiber

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

Vegetarian, Vegan or Just Making Better Choices?

Posted by Rachel Jones on May 2, 2013 9:32:00 AM

Washington Post article, published here, brings to light that making healthier choices in food does not have to be labeled. 

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

colon cancer, Obesity, dietary suggestions, high fiber

Refluxology: The Study of GERD

Posted by Anthony Starpoli on Jul 21, 2012 11:36:00 AM

So, you think you have acid reflux?  What is acid reflux?  Why is it called acid reflux?

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

Obesity, GERD, atypical reflux, nonacid reflux, heartburn, EsophyX, incisionless surgery, Barrett's Esophagus

Obesity Costs Approaching 300 Billion Annually

Posted by Anthony Starpoli on Jan 17, 2011 1:10:00 PM

I came upon this article in healthday news, on January 11, 2011, that drives home the financial impact of obesity in our country and Canada.  The total economic cost of overweight and obesity in the United States is $270 billion per year while the cost in Canada is about $30 billion a year, a new study shows.

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

Obesity, GERD, dietary suggestions, obesity surgery