Non-surgical weight loss methods
3 August, 2023

Non-Surgical Bariatric Weight Loss: Types And Benefits

Nowadays, more than one billion people struggle with obesity as the World Health Organization reports. With the recent environmental changes such as the ubiquitous highly processed food and a sedentary lifestyle, people are exposed to higher risks of gaining extra weight. Our modern lifestyles with all the stress and lack of time lead to the development of bad habits such as overeating and physical inactivity.

After a busy stressful workday that you spent sitting in your office, you just want to grab some tasty junk food and lie on the couch watching your favorite TV show. Over time, these unhealthy habits become more ingrained in your lifestyle and you realize it is too hard to change your habits on your own.

Right at this stage, non-surgical bariatric weight loss procedures can help you kickstart your weight loss and adopt a healthier lifestyle. Non-surgical weight loss solutions are a great choice for anyone who is overweight or struggles with moderate obesity. These are great options for those who do not want to undergo or are not qualified for bariatric surgeries that carry high levels of risks and potential complications. In this article, we will help you learn more about the variety of non-surgical weight loss solutions and their benefits.

What Are The Different Types Of Non-Surgical Bariatric Weight Loss Procedures?

The two most common types of non-surgical weight loss procedures are the intragastric balloon and endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG). These are also called endoscopic weight loss procedures because both procedures are performed with an endoscope – a flexible tube with a camera, light, and special equipment attached to it. The type of tool connected to the endoscope depends on the procedure being performed.

Compared to bariatric surgeries, endoscopic weight loss procedures are a safer and more efficient way to eliminate extra pounds and keep them off.

What Is The Intragastric Balloon Therapy?

The gastric balloon is a minimally invasive, non-surgical bariatric procedure that brings positive results and does not require any incision. After the insertion of the intragastric balloon into the stomach, a patient will feel full faster and for longer because the balloon takes up space in the stomach. As a result, with the reduced intake of food for 6 months, a patient can lose about 10-15 % of their total body weight and about 25-35% of excess weight. So, on average you can lose around 30-40 pounds with the Orbera balloon, but individual results vary. You can lose less than that or more depending on your individual efforts. The procedure takes up to half an hour and you can go home the same day.

Orbera gastric balloon

What Is Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty?

Similarly, endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty is also a non-invasive endoscopic weight loss procedure that is done without any incisions on the skin. It reduces the stomach size by folding it like an accordion with the help of stitches. Currently, it is considered the most effective endoscopic weight loss solution. According to a recent study, in 6 months you can get rid of more than half (53%) of your extra weight. The procedure can take up to 90 minutes and a couple hours after the procedure, you will be discharged to comfortably recover at home with your loved ones.

Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty

What Other Options Do I Have for Non-Surgical Weight Loss?

The procedures that we discussed above can deliver the best results when combined with additional efforts such as weight loss medication, and improvements in diet and exercise.

Weight Loss Medications – Wegovy

Weight loss Medications can be a great assistant when treating the complex issue of obesity. Currently, one of the best weight loss medications approved by the FDA is Wegovy. It can be prescribed by the doctor to adult patients struggling with obesity. Wegovy affects the digestive system and regulates the release of insulin from the pancreas. It slows down the digestion process and helps people to stay full for longer periods. When combined with the proper diet and regular physical activity, Wegovy prescription weight loss can be an effective tool to accelerate weight loss. It comes in the form of a subcutaneous injection that should be taken once a week.

Steps Lifestyle Program

As we have discussed, there are a variety of non-surgical weight-loss methods that are easy, safe, and can bring you real results. The non-surgical bariatric weight loss procedures are a good push to start losing weight. However, to maintain our weight for the long term we need to adopt a healthy lifestyle. At Simmons MD, we provide ongoing support for our patients with their nutrition, physical activity, and other wellness-related matters. Our Steps Lifestyle Program is customized to every patient and their needs.

Lose Weight Without Surgery in Miami, FL

The greatest benefit of non-surgical bariatric weight loss is that a patient can break the cycle of weight gain and start losing weight with minimum risks. All of this happens while modifying lifestyle habits for the better. Simmons MD Advanced Weight Loss Solutions have helped hundreds of patients change their lives with several types of non-surgical bariatric solutions. You can be the next.

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