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By Endoscopic Solutions P.C.
March 16, 2018
Category: Gastroenterology
Tags: Weight Loss   AspireAssist  

Discover this new weight loss solution that could help you finally shed those stubborn pounds.aspireassist

While there is a ton of advice out there about how to successfully and safely lose weight, we know that losing weight is still a challenge for a lot of people. If you aren’t getting the results you want then you may be considering other options for helping you lose weight and improving your appearance. If so, our Livonia, MI, gastroenterologists Dr. Veslav Stecevic, Dr. Mihaela Batke and Dr. Naveen Reddy are here to tell you about how AspireAssist could help.

What is AspireAssist?

This weight loss treatment has been approved by the FDA and has provided countless obese patients with a non-surgical approach to finally shed those stubborn pounds. This treatment takes a different approach to weight loss by removing around 30 percent of the food you’ve consumed during a meal once it reaches the stomach but before your body has to chance to turn the food into calories.

How does AspireAssist work?

During the procedure, a small tube is placed within the stomach. This tube runs from the stomach to a tiny button that is placed on the outside of your body (within the abdomen region). After every meal, a small device controls and opens the button, which then allows you to remove and easily discard around 30 percent of the food you’ve just eaten.

You’ll “aspire” around 20 to 30 minutes after you have finished your meal and it only takes around five minutes to complete the process. The contents from the tube can go right into the toilet and since AspireAssist only removes up to 30 percent of the food you eat your body still gets the proper nutrients it needs to stay healthy.

What is the procedure like?

Unlike surgical weight loss treatments, this procedure can be performed right here in our office in about 15 minutes and you’ll be able to go home a couple of hours after the procedure. Plus, the recovery time is much shorter than it would be for someone undergoing bariatric surgery. AspireAssist is performed under conscious sedation.

Is this weight loss treatment right for me?

If you are an adult who is overweight or obese and hasn’t been able to lose weight successfully through a healthy diet and regular exercise then it might be time to talk to one of our Livonia, MI, GI doctors about whether AspireAssist could finally give you the look you want. It’s important that you are an otherwise healthy individual who is dedicated to maintaining a healthy lifestyle after your treatment.

Are you interested in finding out whether AspireAssist could finally help you lose weight? Then it’s time you called Endoscopic Solutions in Livonia and Clarkston, MI, to schedule a consultation with us. Let us get you one step closer to the body you want.

By Endoscopic Solutions P.C.
August 14, 2017
Category: Gastroenterology
Tags: Weight Loss  

So you're ready to take off the pounds. Endoscopic weight loss options help people lose weight without surgery or scars. Endoscopic weight lossapproaches are reversible, minimally invasive, and less expensive than surgery. Endoscopic Solutions in Clarkston, MI, offers endoscopic weight loss options to their patients. Here are three endoscopic weight loss options that you should know about.

Intragastric Balloon- The Intragastric balloon, also referred to as a weight loss balloon, is a saline-filled balloon that is temporarily placed in the patient's stomach for several months to promote healthy weight loss. The weight loss balloon takes up about one-third of the space in the patient's stomach and helps them get used to too small portion sizes. With this procedure, you can experience up to three times the weight loss of exercise and dieting alone.

Probiotics- Hundreds of microorganisms live in people’s digestive systems, producing vitamins and breaking down fiber. But the type and amount of bacteria a person has can also affect their weight. Luckily, this problem can be addressed with probiotics which introduce good bacteria into a patient’s gut by way of pills, potentially reducing the amount of calories they absorb from food and affecting the hormones and proteins linked to appetite and fat storage. Bifidobacterium lactis strain B420 is a probiotic offered by our Clarkston doctor and has been shown to reduce total body weight by 4% in six months.

AspireAssist- Aspiration therapy with the AspireAssist is an endoscopic weight loss solution that prevents excess calories from being absorbed by the patient's body, allowing them to make progressive, healthy changes to their lifestyle. With this procedure, a tube is placed in the patient's stomach that allows them to evacuate up to 30% of their meals after eating, preventing the absorption of unwanted calories into the body and resulting in weight loss.

Excess pounds increase your risk of major health problems. Individuals who are obese or overweight have a higher risk for certain diseases such as strokes, heart attacks, cancer, and diabetes. Fortunately, losing weight can reduce your risk of developing these problems. Don't wait another minute- call Endoscopic Solutions at 248-625-4055 right now to schedule a consultation in Clarkston, MI.

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