The five study results of Semaglutide vs Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG)

Is ESG More Cost-Effective Than Semaglutide for Weight Loss in Brooklyn Area

At  Endoslim Clinic of Atlantic Gastroenterology, Dr. Alexander Shapsis and his team provide patients in and around Brooklyn, New York with a selection of services, especially for patients looking to combat obesity. It has been determined that approximately 42% of Americans are impacted by obesity, making it an epidemic in the United States. However, few seek medical treatment to lower their body mass index or BMI.  Dr. Alexander Shapsis is well aware of the medical concerns that can develop with increased weight gain and provides several weight loss options, including endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG) and Semaglutide weight loss injections. But … Continue reading

Five-plus health risks of obesity underscore the importance of weight management

Obesity Medication in Brooklyn NY Area

At Atlantic Gastroenterology and Endoslim Clinic, Board-certified gastroenterologist Dr. Alexander Shapsis provides a variety of tailored therapies for weight management. These interventions may include a combination of procedures at our Brooklyn, New York office and weight loss medication. Such options minimize, prevent, or eliminate the numerous health risks associated with obesity.  Obesity as a chronic disease: The American Medical Association and numerous other respected organizations now recognize obesity as a chronic disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines “chronic disease” as a condition that persists for at least one year, requires medical attention, and limits everyday activity.  Obesity’s … Continue reading

The social cost of using Ozempic for weight loss and finding out who is a good candidate for treatment

Ozempic For Weight Loss in Brooklyn NY Area

Using diabetes medications for weight loss has become increasingly popular over the last year as the FDA has approved several anti-obesity drugs. This includes injectables such as Ozempic and Wegovy (semaglutide) injections. However, these come at a cost, and we’re not just talking money-wise! If you are considering these weight loss medications, we encourage you to take time to speak to a professional in Brooklyn, New York, such as our Board-certified gastroenterologist and Obesity Medicine Specialist, Dr. Alexander Shapsis at EndoSlim Clinic NY of Atlantic Gastroenterology, to decide if these medications are right for you! What are semaglutide injections? Primarily … Continue reading

Defining obesity as a disease: Six reasons for this classification and potential implications for treatment

Obesity Treatment in Brooklyn NY Area

For more than a decade now, obesity has been defined as a chronic disease by the American Medical Association. Since that time, other leading organizations like the Obesity Medicine Association have also weighed in on this condition as a “chronic, relapsing, multi-factorial” and “neurobehavioral” disease. As the OMA further puts it, increased body fat supports dysfunctionalities and abnormalities in adipose tissue and fat mass. In turn, a variety of negative metabolic, biomechanical, and psychosocial health challenges arise.  How we define and perceive obesity plays an important role in, partly, future treatment options at the office of EndoSlim Clinic NY of … Continue reading

Six key points regarding the ForePass device with an expected release in 2025

Forepass Device for Diabetes in Brooklyn NY area

Diabetes affects millions of Americans, and while there are several ways to help patients manage it, there is always new and rising technology being designed to make it easier than ever to keep diabetes at bay. Dr. Alexander Shapsis is a board-certified gastroenterologist in the Brooklyn, New York, area who is ready to help and can talk to you about upcoming solutions currently being tested before release to the public. One exciting technology on the rise and about to undergo clinical trials is the Forepass device for diabetes management, which allows patients to manage their diabetes without surgery. Let’s take … Continue reading

Muscle Loss After Bariatric Procedures – What You Should Know

Bariatric Surgery in Brooklyn area

Bariatric procedure, both surgical and endoscopic, is a life-changing step for those struggling with severe obesity, often leading to significant weight loss and improved health outcomes. However, amidst the benefits, there are certain potential Bariatric procedural consequences that patients need to be aware of, one of which is muscle loss. At Atlantic Gastroenterology in Brooklyn, New York, we educate all our patients about life post-procedure to help ensure positive outcomes. Muscle Loss After Bariatric Procedure  Muscle loss shortly after a bariatric procedure is a common concern. This occurs due to several factors, including reduced calorie intake, changes in hormone levels, … Continue reading

Understanding the power of portion control for effective weight loss

Weight Management in Brooklyn area

If you struggle with weight management, treatment options readily exist for those who want to improve their diet to address their size and reduce common conditions associated with being overweight. Dr. Alexander Shapsis is a doctor at Atlantic Gastroenterology who can help you find effective weight management treatments to improve your overall quality of life–and ensure a healthy body! He continues to stress simple strategies to reduce weight to his patients, including a portion control diet plan. Understanding the importance of portion control When we hear the words “portion control,” we often think of serving sizes and restrictive eating. However, there is … Continue reading

A guide to minimally-invasive weight loss intervention with Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG)

Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty in Brooklyn NY area

At Atlantic Gastroenterology, we celebrate those innovative, yet clinically-proven safe and effective diagnostic and therapeutic modalities. Often, these cutting-edge treatments and techniques are conservative in nature. As such, Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG) is a great fit with and complement to the array of other advanced services administered by our Board-certified gastroenterologist, Dr. Alexander Shapsis, and available at our office in Brooklyn, New York. ESG explained Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty is considered to be a minimally-invasive alternative to conventional surgical Bariatric interventions, such as gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy, to support weight loss among patients afflicted by obesity. Instead of altering parts … Continue reading

Common Challenges People Face When Trying to Lose Weight

Challenges people face when trying to lose weight, Dr. Alexander Shapsis of Atlantic Gastroenterology located in Brooklyn NY

It has been determined that approximately 42% of Americans fall into the category of “obese.” The statistics continue to rise and become more and more concerning every year. Excess weight doesn’t just mean you need a new wardrobe–it also means individuals are at an increased risk of specific medical conditions and health problems, from cancer to diabetes, heart disease, and strokes. While there are several diets and ways to maintain a healthier weight in today’s day and age, there are many challenges that individuals face when it comes to losing excess weight and maintaining a healthier weight. Dr. Alexander Shapsis … Continue reading

Why should we be treating obesity as a disease? Answers from a Professional

Why should we be treating obesity as a disease? Answers from a Professional in Brooklyn Area

Obesity continues to be a growing problem in the United States. And with almost half of all patients on Medicare benefits, or those with a BMI over the score of 40, considered obese, it will cause increasing healthcare costs with time. Patients over the age of 65 with severe obesity are likely to double by the year 2030. The United States healthcare system spends over $500 billion each year to help individuals with obesity and other coexisting conditions that are often related, such as cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. Dr. Alexander Shapsis is a Board-Certified gastroenterologist at EndoSlim Clinic of … Continue reading

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