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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

What Causes Weight Gain After Bariatric Surgery?

Posted by Rachel Jones on Mar 25, 2014 11:30:00 AM

Obesity is an epidemic that affects 1.7 million people world wide. An estimated two-thirds of the United States' population is obese. Obesity is a disease that can cause diabetes, heart attacks, strokes and can even be lethal if left untreated. Bariatric surgery is one option overweight and morbidly obese people have for treating their weight problem, however it isn't a total solution. Although bariatric surgery is successful in helping many people lose weight, not only does it require lifestyle changes, it is a drastic surgical procedure with many complications. One such complication includes a failure of the gastric bypass with a resultant weight gain.  

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

weightregain, overstitch, bariatric, obesity surgery

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

Acid Reflux on the Rise- Obesity Increase Likely to Blame

Posted by Rachel Jones on Jan 3, 2012 9:54:00 AM

Study: Acid Reflux on the Rise

Obesity Increase Likely to Blame, Researchers Say

By Salynn Boyles

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

Reflux, GERD, dietary suggestions, obesity surgery

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

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