A fantastic article in Shape was forwarded to me, and I wanted to take a minute to encourage you to check it out: Why Weight-Loss Surgery is Not the “Easy Way Out.”More
The American Medical Association (AMA) has recently released a position statement declaring HCG diet supplement as NOT effective. Most of our patients find little surprise in this declaration, since they have tried many types of “Fad Diet Supplements” which produced little result.More
Dr. Steven Fowler has been the first and only program in the state of Hawaii to provide the Gastric Balloon. The first case was on March 25, 2016.
This new tool for weight loss is a temporary implanted gastric balloon. The Balloon is placed in the stomach via an endoscope procedure which takes approximately 15 minutes to perform. The Gastric Balloon is left in place for 6 months, then removed by a second endoscopic procedure. This is a temporary device that does not require surgery only mild sedation.More
According to a recent online article For Most, Diet and Exercise Alone Not Sufficient Obesity Treatment Method, Top Journal Says by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) it says that diet and exercise alone is not sufficient in the treatment of obesity.More
According to the article Bariatric Surgery Remains Significantly Underutilized by Dr. Ninh Nguyen published in the May 2014 issue of Connect the official news magazine for ASMBS (American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery), it is estimated that bariatric surgery is only being performed on approximately 1 percent of surgically eligible patient population.More