Non-Surgical Procedures for Weight Loss

Non-Surgical Procedures for Weight Loss

Achieving weight loss is a dream for many people. Luckily, gone are the days when you could do it only with the traditional invasive surgeries. Recent advances in bariatric medicine have given rise to some non-surgical techniques that can help you shed the excess pounds. These non-surgical procedures for weight loss are minimally invasive and eliminate the risks and complications associated with traditional weight loss surgery. They also demand less time and effort on the part of the patient. 

These procedures are FDA-approved and efficacious alternatives for patients who don’t want to or cannot undergo major surgery.

Minimally Invasive Procedures for Weight Loss

Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty  

It is a minimally invasive weight-loss procedure to reduce the size of the stomach using an endoscopic suturing device. In addition to the weight loss, the endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty can also lower your blood sugar and potentially lowers the risk of other weight-related issues such as type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. You are a good candidate for Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty if:

  • You don’t want or qualify for traditional bariatric surgery.
  • Your BMI (body mass index) is 30 or more.
  • You are not getting results from dieting and exercising.

Orbera (fluid-filled) Gastric balloon

Orbera Gastric balloon is a treatment option for obesity that involves limiting the patient’s food intake by inserting a fluid-filled balloon into their stomach. This soft and inflatable balloon is made of medical-grade silicone and is inserted into the stomach using an endoscope, a thin, sterile device.

Obalon (Gas-filled) balloon system

Like Orbera, the Obalon balloon system also helps weight loss by taking up space in the stomach and restricting the appetite. However, unlike Orbera, this system involves balloons filled with gas and not saline. For this ballon to be placed in your stomach, you have to gulp down a capsule that the doctor then inflates using a tube. The process takes 10-15 minutes in the office and is completely reversible.

OverStitch Endoscopic Suturing System

The Overstitch Endoscopic Suturing System is a process that involves placing multiple rows of stitches through the layers of the intestine to reduce stomach activity. This surgery aims to reduce the risk of stomach re-expansion for patients who have previously undergone gastric bypass surgery. Doing this secures the pouch tissue in the stomach and ensures that the patient retains the lost weight.

Other Limited Fat Reductions Techniques

Injection lipolysis 

Injection lipolysis is another effective procedure for weight loss that destroys fat cells around the injection site using chemicals such as deoxycholic acid, L carnitine, and phosphatidylcholine. Most patients need 2-3 sessions of this procedure for a month. The ideal candidates for injection lipolysis are the people who have loose skin or poor tone. 

Radiofrequency lipolysis 

Radiofrequency lipolysis is a technique used by dermatologists to reduce fat with the controlled heat of radio waves. The heat generated by the radiofrequency can break down the localized fat bulges according to an effect known as the “active thermal bystander effect” (ATBE). In this process, no instrument makes physical contact with the patient’s body.

Laser lipolysis 

Laser lipolysis is an effective and safe technique that involves reducing fat from various body areas, such as under the chin, neck, stomach, thighs, calves etc. This process uses laser energy to burn the fat deposits, later removed from the body by traditional means. In addition to the fat reduction, it also contracts collagens and tightens the skin.

You are a candidate for laser lipolysis if:

  • You want to get rid of excess fat
  • You are healthy and not suffering from any infection, acute diseases, or heart conditions.
  • You are a non-smoker.

 

Dr Girish Juneja is one of the most renowned names in the world of bariatry and laparoscopy. He has more than 30 years of experience in this field, and he is highly revered for his caring and discreet approach. To this date, he has helped thousands of patients meet their body goals by achieving weight loss. For more, contact us today!

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Non-Surgical Procedures for Weight Loss

Achieving weight loss is a dream for many people. Luckily, gone are the days when you could do it only with the traditional invasive surgeries. Recent advances in bariatric medicine have given rise to some non-surgical techniques that can help you shed the excess pounds. These non-surgical procedures for weight loss are minimally invasive and eliminate the risks and complications associated with traditional weight loss surgery. They also demand less time and effort on the part of the patient. 

These procedures are FDA-approved and efficacious alternatives for patients who don’t want to or cannot undergo major surgery.

Minimally Invasive Procedures for Weight Loss

Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty  

It is a minimally invasive weight-loss procedure to reduce the size of the stomach using an endoscopic suturing device. In addition to the weight loss, the endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty can also lower your blood sugar and potentially lowers the risk of other weight-related issues such as type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. You are a good candidate for Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty if:

  • You don’t want or qualify for traditional bariatric surgery.
  • Your BMI (body mass index) is 30 or more.
  • You are not getting results from dieting and exercising.

Orbera (fluid-filled) Gastric balloon

Orbera Gastric balloon is a treatment option for obesity that involves limiting the patient’s food intake by inserting a fluid-filled balloon into their stomach. This soft and inflatable balloon is made of medical-grade silicone and is inserted into the stomach using an endoscope, a thin, sterile device.

Obalon (Gas-filled) balloon system

Like Orbera, the Obalon balloon system also helps weight loss by taking up space in the stomach and restricting the appetite. However, unlike Orbera, this system involves balloons filled with gas and not saline. For this ballon to be placed in your stomach, you have to gulp down a capsule that the doctor then inflates using a tube. The process takes 10-15 minutes in the office and is completely reversible.

OverStitch Endoscopic Suturing System

The Overstitch Endoscopic Suturing System is a process that involves placing multiple rows of stitches through the layers of the intestine to reduce stomach activity. This surgery aims to reduce the risk of stomach re-expansion for patients who have previously undergone gastric bypass surgery. Doing this secures the pouch tissue in the stomach and ensures that the patient retains the lost weight.

Other Limited Fat Reductions Techniques

Injection lipolysis 

Injection lipolysis is another effective procedure for weight loss that destroys fat cells around the injection site using chemicals such as deoxycholic acid, L carnitine, and phosphatidylcholine. Most patients need 2-3 sessions of this procedure for a month. The ideal candidates for injection lipolysis are the people who have loose skin or poor tone. 

Radiofrequency lipolysis 

Radiofrequency lipolysis is a technique used by dermatologists to reduce fat with the controlled heat of radio waves. The heat generated by the radiofrequency can break down the localized fat bulges according to an effect known as the “active thermal bystander effect” (ATBE). In this process, no instrument makes physical contact with the patient’s body.

Laser lipolysis 

Laser lipolysis is an effective and safe technique that involves reducing fat from various body areas, such as under the chin, neck, stomach, thighs, calves etc. This process uses laser energy to burn the fat deposits, later removed from the body by traditional means. In addition to the fat reduction, it also contracts collagens and tightens the skin.

You are a candidate for laser lipolysis if:

  • You want to get rid of excess fat
  • You are healthy and not suffering from any infection, acute diseases, or heart conditions.
  • You are a non-smoker.

 

Dr Girish Juneja is one of the most renowned names in the world of bariatry and laparoscopy. He has more than 30 years of experience in this field, and he is highly revered for his caring and discreet approach. To this date, he has helped thousands of patients meet their body goals by achieving weight loss. For more, contact us today!

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