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

Is it Possible to Maintain Weight Loss After Ozempic and Similar Drugs? Five Things You Should Know


Ozempic and Weight Loss Drugs in Brooklyn NY Area

 Weight loss medications like Ozempic can be effective tools for individuals struggling to lose weight, often by suppressing appetite or increasing feelings of fullness. However, some research suggests that people may regain weight after discontinuing these medications. Understanding why this happens and how to manage weight effectively, post-treatment is crucial for long-term success in weight loss. At Endoslim Clinic of Atlantic Gastroenterology in Brooklyn, New York, we have a dedicated team to help patients with their weight loss goals. 1. Why People May Quit These Drugs: Side effects: Some individuals may experience unpleasant side effects such as nausea, diarrhea, or … Continue reading

Is berberine “nature’s Ozempic?”


Berberine Nature’s Ozempic in Brooklyn NY Area

At EndoSlim Clinic NY of Atlantic Gastroenterology, Dr. Alexander Shapsis, our Board-certified gastroenterologist and obesity medicine specialist, routinely works with patients struggling with their weight. Many popular trends are making their way mainstream and are piquing the curiosity of patients with obesity and chronic obesity. This includes diabetes medications such as Ozempic for weight loss. But what about alternative options?  Let’s look at another supplement that is gaining popularity, berberine, and find out if it can benefit patients in the Brooklyn, New York area. What is berberine? Berberine is best described as a supplement derived from a variety of plants, … Continue reading

Combating the Global Obesity Surge: How Medical Treatment Offers Hope and Solutions


Treatment For Obesity in Brooklyn NY Area

With obesity rates soaring, the United States grapples with a concern that extends far beyond physical appearance, impacting health and well-being on a societal scale. According to the World Health Organization, one in eight people in the world battles obesity, highlighting the urgent need for effective intervention. In this struggle, medical weight loss programs, like those offered at EndoSlim Clinic NY of Atlantic Gastroenterology in Brooklyn, New York, play a pivotal role. Through tailored treatments, nutritional guidance, and expert medical supervision, Atlantic Gastroenterology provides hope in combating obesity and its related health risks. This article delves into the significance of … Continue reading

Adjustable Gastric Balloon Now Available for Weight Loss Treatment


Gastric Balloon for Weight Loss in Brooklyn NY Area

The Spatz3 Adjustable Gastric Balloon is a cutting-edge medical device designed for weight loss management. Unlike traditional gastric balloons, it features an innovative adjustability feature, allowing healthcare providers to customize the volume of the balloon during treatment.  Developed by Dr. Jeffrey Brooks, CEO of Spatz Medical, it has garnered attention for its high success rate, as proven in FDA pivotal trials and real-world applications. This adjustable aspect addresses challenges encountered with fixed-volume balloons, offering a more tailored approach to weight loss for individuals seeking non-surgical solutions. At Endoslim Clinic of Atlantic Gastroenterology in Brooklyn, New York, we are excited to … Continue reading

How to avoid weight gain after Ozempic medication


Avoid Weight Gain After Ozempic in Brooklyn NY Area

Ozempic is one of several medications on the medical market today approved by the FDA for weight loss. This medication, along with Wegovy, Mounjaro and Zepbound, is becoming more popular as patients realize how it can help as a weight loss aid. Dr. Alexander Shapsis, our Board-certified gastroenterologist at EndoSlim Clinic of Atlantic Gastroenterology of Brooklyn, New York, finds this treatment successful for many patients struggling to lose weight. However, there are steps patients need to take to avoid weight gain after using Ozempic and other similar medications. Will I gain weight after Ozempic medication use? Ideally, for long-term weight … Continue reading


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