What is endoscopic weight loss, and how does it work?

While most patients are able to achieve weight loss with improved diet and exercise, others with a very high body mass index and extensive amounts of weight may struggle initially. Specific endoscopic weight loss solutions may be recommended to these individuals. Dr. Alexander Shapsis of EndoSlim Clinic FL in Coral Springs, Florida, may recommend any treatment options below to new or existing patients.

What endoscopic weight loss solutions are available at EndoSlim Clinic FL?

EndoSlim. The EndoSlim weight loss treatment, sometimes called endoscopic suture gastroplasty, is a unique treatment that helps those with high body mass indexes and those struggling to maintain a healthier weight. This particular treatment is FDA-approved and uses a device with a camera. This is inserted through the mouth and into the stomach, and specialized instruments are used to sew the stomach lining to reduce the stomach size by up to 80%. By doing so, patients get fuller and faster, significantly improving their weight loss goals.

EndoReSlim. After the surgical sleeve, patients may find they are not getting full as quickly as they used to. This might be due to sleeve stretching some time after gastric sleeve surgery, the expansion of the stomach, or stretching of the stoma. To rectify this, Dr.Shapsis can perform EndoReSlim endoscopic procedure to tighten the stomach and shrink the area.

TORe treatment. The TORe treatment, or transoral outlet reduction, is performed to tighten the area between the stomach and intestines if it has been stretched or loosened over time in patients who had bypass surgery. Having this treatment performed again can help patients reach their weight loss goals.

Gastric Balloon weight loss procedures. Patients with a high body mass index who have struggled to achieve weight loss might also want to ask about the Orbera or Spatz 3 gastric balloons, which are carefully inserted into the stomach and filled with saline to take up space in the area to achieve a sensation of feeling full. This reduces food intake and speeds up weight loss when paired with a healthy diet and regular exercise. Orbera is extracted in 6 months and is a non-adjustable weight loss option, while Spatz 3 is an adjustable balloon and is expected to stay for 8 months.

Request an appointment to learn more about your options for endoscopic medically-guided weight loss today!

Schedule time to talk to Dr. Tatiana Khrom and Dr. Alexander Shapsis and team to determine if you are a good candidate for endoscopic weight loss options. The office is conveniently located at 12462 West Atlantic Boulevard in Coral Springs, FL, and can be reached to request an appointment by dialing (954) 656-2677.

Dr. Tatiana Khrom

Dr. Tatiana Khrom

Dr. Tatiana Khrom, a board-certified dermatologist, offers a comprehensive range of cosmetic and surgical dermatological services. With a dual major in biochemistry and philosophy from NYU, she graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. Her journey continued with SUNY Downstate School of Medicine, where she excelled, earning membership in Alpha Omega Alpha.

Dr. Khrom completed rigorous training, including a dermatology residency and a prestigious fellowship in procedural dermatology, specializing in Mohs surgery and advanced laser techniques. As an Allergan trainer, she imparts her knowledge nationally. Recently, she became a GAIN trainer for Galderma and has been recognized as an Elite Practitioner by Merz Aesthetics. Patients trust her sterling reputation, enhanced by her contributions to medical literature and national presentations.