Working with our functional medicine provider can help with a wide range of medical conditions

Functional Medicine Doctor in Brooklyn NY Area

Good health and well-being are critical to living every moment of your life and feeling your best each and every day. When you work with the team at Atlantic Gastroenterology of Brooklyn, New York, you are able to find solutions for your overall health with the assistance of our functional medicine doctor, Yulia Litvak. Yuliya Litvak is a physician’s assistant, a master herbalist, and a functional medicine provider with a focus on holistic medicine and care. Whether you are dealing with conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or a skin issue, it can be a sign of a problem … Continue reading

Learn about signet ring cell carcinoma, a rare colorectal cancer

Signet Ring Cell Carcinoma in Brooklyn NY Area

According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), colorectal cancer, also known as “colon cancer,” affects over 100,000 individuals each year in the United States. These are newly diagnosed cases that affect both men and women. In fact, colorectal cancer is the third most diagnosed cancer. So what can be done? Dr. Alexander Shapsis of Atlantic Gastroenterology is a Board-Certified gastroenterologist in Brooklyn, New York, who can provide a definitive diagnosis for patients with all types of colorectal cancer, including signet ring cell carcinoma. What is signet ring cell carcinoma, and how is it diagnosed? Colorectal signet ring cell carcinoma is … Continue reading

Using weight management drugs like Wegovy for significant weight loss help

Wegovy Weight Loss Drug in Brooklyn NY Area

At Atlantic Gastroenterology, we are well aware of the benefits of living within your ideal weight range for your body size and height. Many patients who have diabetes will find that with diabetes pills and medication, they may also be able to manage not only their condition but their weight. Weight management drugs have been around for years, but one obesity medication is taking the market by storm: Wegovy. What is Wegovy, and how does this medication work for weight loss? Wegovy is a medication used for managing type 2 diabetes, but it is now available on the market as … Continue reading

Retatrutide: A New Obesity Drug Showing Substantial Weight Loss Results in Patients with Obesity or Type 2 Diabetes

Retatrutide for Obesity in Brooklyn NY Area

According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, approximately 42.4% of Americans have obesity. As you grapple with these scary statistics, the physical consequences of obesity are well known, ranging from type 2 diabetes, heart disease, breathing problems, hypertension, certain cancer types, and joint issues. Moreover, unhealthy weight can take a toll on your mental and emotional health. EndoSlim Clinic NY of Atlantic Gastroenterology in Brooklyn, New York, understands the “visible and invisible” burden shouldered by patients battling obesity. Dr. Alexander Shapsis — a Board-Certified gastroenterologist — wants to keep you informed about developments in medicine … Continue reading

Learn more about our outpatient endoscopic procedure for patients with Type 2 diabetes

Outpatient Endoscopic Procedure for Type 2 Diabetes in Brooklyn Area

Patients in Brooklyn, New York, who have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes understand exactly how difficult it can be to control the condition and its side effects. Dr. Alexander Shapsis of EndoSlim Clinic NY, part of Atlantic Gastroenterology is pleased to educate patients on outpatient endoscopic procedures that can eliminate the need for insulin in patients with Type 2 diabetes. This procedure, known as ReCET, is a more advanced solution that can be used for those struggling to maintain their condition and seeking assistance with new technologies and techniques. What is ReCET? ReCET stands for “re-cellularization via electroporation therapy” … Continue reading

Understanding the effects of obesity on the brain

Obesity Effects on Brain in Brooklyn NY Area

We are all aware of the effects obesity has on our bodies, but did you know that obesity can affect your brain? Obesity’s impact on the brain is continually studied to help professionals better understand this condition and what can be done to help patients who find it much more challenging to maintain a healthy weight. Dr. Alexander Shapsis of EndoSlim Clinic of Atlantic Gastroenterology is a Board-Certified, Fellowship-Trained gastroenterologist in Brooklyn, New York, who continues to educate himself to stay abreast of changes in medicine relating to obesity and obesity management. Recent studies have shown that there are certain … Continue reading

Understanding the endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty procedure

Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty in Brooklyn NY Area

Patients who struggle with jumpstarting significant weight loss may find themselves challenged by the changes in their diet and activity routine. They might feel disappointed that they cannot achieve the results they want. In certain situations, Dr. Alexander Shapsis of EndoSlimClinic, part of  Atlantic Gastroenterology in Brooklyn, New York, might recommend certain weight loss procedures such as the endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty, also referred to by the acronym ESG. What is endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty? Dr. Shapsis describes endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty, or ESG, as a nonsurgical endoscopic weight loss procedure. It is a minimally invasive procedure that helps reduce the size of … Continue reading

Why a Gastroenterologist Should Treat Obesity

Treat Obesity With Gastroenterologists and Hepatologists in Brooklyn Area

When you think of managing your weight, you may think it’s time to turn to an improved diet or a personal trainer at your local gym. But did you know that your gastroenterologist can help? Dr. Alexander Shapsis, a Board-Certified gastroenterologist at Atlantic Gastroenterology and founder of EndoSlim Clinic in Brooklyn, New York, encourages you to consider treating obesity under the care of a gastroenterologist and hepatologist (GIH). With their professional help, you can see the changes needed to achieve a healthier body and lifestyle while improving self-confidence and self-esteem. 10 Reasons Why a Gastroenterologist Should Treat Obesity When you … Continue reading

Following global trends in obesity and learning how it can impact one’s health

Impact of Obesity in Brooklyn NY Area

Many adults deal their entire life with an unhealthy diet and a process of weight gain and weight loss. Fad dieting has created the “yo-yo dieting” effect, causing both men and women to bounce around their ideal weight often within their lifetime. This can be caused by an unhealthy diet and short-term weight loss that does not nurture a healthy lifestyle long-term. Dr. Alexander Shapsis of Atlantic Gastroenterology, Brooklyn, New York, is a Board-Certified gastroenterologist who knows firsthand the effect obesity and weight gain can have on one’s health. The negative effects of obesity  Dr. Alexander Shapsis and his team at … Continue reading

How personalized medicine may be used to treat obesity and sustain weight loss successfully

Phenotype-based Antiobesity Medication Selection in Brooklyn Area

Personalized or targeted medicine is transforming how we treat conditions like obesity. Our Board-Certified gastroenterologist at Atlantic Gastroenterology, Dr. Alexander Shapsis, stays on top of the latest research to benefit patients with persistent weight loss challenges in Brooklyn and greater New York City. Notably, research partly supported by the Mayo Clinic and featured in the April 2021 issue of the journal Obesity suggests strides in:  How nuances among patients with obesity are identified  How those nuances are accounted for in the selection of antiobesity medication  Eighty-five percent of the initial 450 study participants were classified into “subgroups” and subject to … Continue reading

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