What is the ForePass endoscopic device for weight loss?


ForePass Endoscopic Device in Brooklyn NY Area

For various reasons, losing weight is a good idea for patients with higher body mass index (BMI). Certain conditions, including metabolic disease and conditions such as diabetes, are often reduced or eliminated by losing weight and achieving a healthier weight for one’s body frame.  Dr. Alexander Shapsis and his team at EndoSlim Clinic NY of Atlantic Gastroenterology in Brooklyn, New York, believe in providing solutions that fit patients’ needs, which one day may include incision-less weight loss with the ForePass endoscopic device. Understanding ForePass as a novel treatment for obesity Dr. Alexander Shapsis describes the ForePass endoscopic device as a  … Continue reading

Medical weight loss strategies, what works and what doesn’t


Medical Weight Loss in Brooklyn NY Area

In the arena of weight loss, certain diabetes medications have gained amazing popularity. These injectable treatments that were once only for those diagnosed with diabetes are now FDA-approved for the primary purpose of weight loss. These injectables, known as GLP-1 medications, allow many patients to lose up to 20% of their own body weight in a shorter period compared to traditional diet and exercise.  However, many patients in Brooklyn, New York, who use these medications to help lower their weight, find that once they stop getting the injections, their weight generally fluctuates back up to their previous weight and sometimes … Continue reading

How hormonal balance can affect body composition and overall health


Hormonal Balance in Brooklyn NY Area

If you have been hitting the gym hardcore and monitoring every bite of food you eat to bring down your weight to a healthier level but have hit a wall, you may find yourself frustrated with the process. At Atlantic Gastroenterology of Brooklyn, New York, we see many patients who struggle with weight management and are seeking solutions. It is critical to know that one aspect of health that might be counteracting your results at the gym and in the kitchen may be hormones. How does one’s hormonal balance affect their body composition? The hormones in your body are often … Continue reading

What are some foods to avoid while on Ozempic?


Foods To Avoid On Ozempic in Brooklyn NY Area

Since 2023, many injectables and newly FDA-approved weight loss products have hit the market, allowing patients who are overweight or obese to seek a new treatment when it comes to available weight loss drugs. Ozempic is one of several injectables, including Wegovy Mounjaro and Zepbound, used for diabetes management but are now some of the most sought-after solutions for men and women struggling with weight loss and management. However, as with many other weight loss drugs, they do come with certain side effects. It has been found that some of these side effects associated with GLP-1RA medications like Ozempic for … Continue reading

What lifestyle modifications are recommended for patients who have obesity?


Lifestyle Modifications for Obesity in Brooklyn NY Area

Men and women in the Brooklyn, New York area who are struggling with weight gain and obesity may be curious as to how they can make daily lifestyle modifications to help them reduce their weight. They may also want to explore healthy weight loss solutions and measures for preventing obesity. Dr. Alexander Shapsis is a board-certified gastroenterologist and obesity medicine specialist at EndoSlim Clinic NY of Atlantic Gastroenterology, PC who can educate you on some of the small changes you can make to get started on your weight loss journey. Here are a few recommendations his team may suggest to … Continue reading

What is Alpha-gal syndrome, and why should we be alert to the symptoms?


Alpha Gal Syndrome in Brooklyn NY Area

At Atlantic Gastroenterology of Brooklyn, New York, our Board-certified gastroenterologist, Dr. Alexander Shapsis, works with patients to help them with a broad spectrum of digestive concerns. One condition that is becoming more prominent and needs further attention and studies is Alpha-gal syndrome, which begins as a food allergy to certain red meats. Let’s look closely at this condition, the symptoms, and what you should do if you suspect you are experiencing the symptoms of Alpha-gal syndrome. What is Alpha-gal syndrome, and what can cause it? Dr. Alexander Shapsis describes Alpha-gal syndrome, also known by the acronym “AGS,” as an allergy … Continue reading

Does endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty work for class III obesity?


ESG For Class III Obesity in Brooklyn NY Area

Patients who are diagnosed with class III obesity often feel as though they have a long road to achieving significant and clinically meaningful weight loss to improve their self-confidence and, in some cases, eliminate obesity-related medical conditions that can often affect one’s overall wellness. At EndoSlim Clinic Clinic NY of Atlantic Gastroenterology in Brooklyn, New York, our professionals can assist by performing specific procedures designed to boost weight loss in those who need dramatic improvement for their health and wellness. Dr. Alexander Shapsis, our board-certified gastroenterologist and obesity medicine specialist, is committed to helping with certain weight loss procedures such … Continue reading

What can be done to address weight regain after initial gastric bypass procedures?


Gastric Bypass Revision in Brooklyn NY Area

The one-anastomosis gastric bypass (OAGB) is a commonly performed weight loss surgery worldwide. However, weight recurrence over time often requires further treatment, which carries increased risks. Dr. Alexander Shapsis at EndoSlim Clinic NY of Atlantic Gastroenterology of Brooklyn, New York, is a Board-Certified Gastroenterologist who performs the non-surgical gastric bypass revision procedure (not another bariatric surgery) for those who need it.  This is a secondary incisionless procedure designed to correct or improve what was performed initially to ensure the desired results.  Patients who have had gastric bypass surgery in the past may need another procedure in the future, depending on the goals … Continue reading

The two items you might consume that can contribute to your risk of developing colorectal cancer


Gastroenterologist in Brooklyn NY area

According to a recent study performed by the Zhejiang University School of Medicine in China, the consumption of specific foods and beverages can increase one’s chance of developing colorectal cancer, also referred to as CRC. In this study, researchers analyzed over 118,000 patients alongside 139 dietary factors to determine the risks of developing colorectal cancer with certain foods.  Dr. Alexander Shapsis is an experienced, Board-Certified Gastroenterologist in Brooklyn, New York, serving patients at his practice, Atlantic Gastroenterology. He closely follows new studies and medical information to provide his patients with the latest recommendations for living a healthy lifestyle. When it … Continue reading

A recent study indicates that endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty is an effective early intervention for obesity.


ESG for Obesity in Brooklyn NY Area

Patients who visit EndoSlim Clinic NY of Atlantic Gastroenterology presenting with a higher BMI and certain medical conditions related to obesity should be open and honest when talking with Dr. Alexander Shapsis and his team in Brooklyn, New York, about their needs. Many of our patients who are overweight but not obese may find that certain procedures can be performed to help them meet their weight loss goals and reduce their risks for a wide range of obesity-related conditions that can develop.  Additionally, patients who lose weight and maintain an appropriate BMI as adults will enjoy a better quality of … Continue reading


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