Endoscopic

Every weight loss procedure aims to fight obesity and improve the quality of life of the patient. The transitory phase, however, can be a testing time for patients and their families. The only way to put your worries to rest and be thoroughly prepared for the procedure is to learn lies before and after the…

Life After

Individuals who have recently underwent or are about to undergo a weight loss surgery usually wonder about how their life would change post procedure, expecting significant improvement in their overall health.  When followed by a strict diet and exercise regime, a minimally invasive bariatric surgery brings significant weight loss and other associated benefits. It is…

Gastroplasty

If you are considering Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG), you may be wondering about the benefits you can expect from the procedure. ESG, one of the most frequently performed non-surgical weight loss procedures at Minimally Invasive Surgical Associates, is known to offer sustainable results. Being minimally invasive, the procedure entails a short recovery period and has…

Anti-Reflux

Anti-reflux surgery, is a surgical procedure performed to treat hiatal hernia and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease – GERD – typically prescribed when medical therapy and antireflux medication fail to provide relief. Alternatively, many patients pursue antireflux surgery when they have concens about staying on medications long-term. Patients typically undergo Nissen Fundplication or LINX (sometimes called magnetic…

Hernia Surgery

A hernia occurs when an organ pushes through the muscle holding it together and protrudes from the body. The symptoms of hernia (depending on where the hernia is located) include pain, discomfort, weakness, chest pain, difficulty swallowing, and acid reflux. If you too have been experiencing similar symptoms and are looking for experienced hernia surgeons…

Answering

Gastric balloon surgery is a widely performed bariatric procedure that involves implanting a temporary balloon into the patient’s stomach. The balloon occupies a part of the patient’s stomach, reducing the person’s food intake capacity, reducing hunger, and allowing them to feel full and satisfied on less food. The procedure, along with a strict diet and…

weight loss

The Obalon Balloon System is a swallowable intragastric balloon system indicated for temporary use to facilitate weight loss in adults with obesity (BMI of 30 – 40 kg/m2) who have failed to lose weight through diet and exercise. The System is intended to be used as an adjunct to a moderate intensity diet and behavior…

orbera-balloon

Many of my bariatric surgery patients worry that their friends (or family) are going to freak out by how much weight they are going to lose and as a result, they “will know” they had bariatric surgery – not to mention the 5 or 6 small incisions on their abdomen. Obalon balloon patients typically lose…

obalon capsule hand

There are a lot of ways to lose weight. Just as obesity is a spectrum of different diseases and weights, all the treatments are on a spectrum too. Diet plans and medications have their place. The FDA would suggest that they are appropriate for some patients with a BMI of 27kg/m2 or higher. But diet…

obalon balloon hand

Did you know the average Obalon patient loses between 20-30 pounds? For some people, that’s just enough, for others, it’s not enough. Our average patient loses 28 lbs (We track all of our data because we care about our patients and their outcomes). That’s a few pounds higher than the national average! We’ve seen 40…

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