Some people seem to be able to cut back on their carbohydrates for a few weeks or increase their exercise and the pounds just fall away. For the rest of us, losing weight is more complicated than that. While eating healthy and exercising are two important factors in losing weight, many of us have tried this only to become frustrated. It seems that no matter how well we stick to our low-calorie diet and exercise program, the scale just refuses to budge.
If you can relate to this, you are not alone! This experience is very common and happens because we do not have a full understanding of what is inhibiting our weight loss.
The obesity experts at Batash Endoscopic Weight Loss Center can help determine the factors that are rendering your weight loss attempts futile. Today we would like to share an overview of our medical weight loss program and health screening in New York.
An Individualized Weight Loss Program Is The Key
The team of experts at Batash Endoscopic Weight Loss Center is dedicated to helping our patients achieve health and wellness. Losing weight is a complex issue because the variables are different for each patient and there is no one-size-fits-all solution.
Using an individualized approach and creating a customized program for each patient requires understanding their biological composition. Determining the best starting point and building an effective program begins with a complete health screening.
A Health Screening Can Help Identify Obstacles To Weight Loss
It is important to understand the total picture of a patient’s health condition before they begin their weight loss journey.
A complete health consultation often helps us uncover the unknown factors circumventing weight loss. During this comprehensive health screening, we look for conditions that may inhibit a patient’s weight loss efforts or promote weight gain. Some of these factors may include
- Hormone imbalances;
- Thyroid issues;
- High blood pressure;
- High cholesterol;
- Nutritional deficiencies;
- Medical conditions;
- Poor eating habits;
- Sedentary lifestyle;
- Stress management;
Studies have determined that almost 75% of American adults fall into the “overweight” or “obese” categories on the BMI chart with around 10% of these adults suffering from severe obesity.
Identifying Obstacles To Weight Loss Helps To Overcome Them
Identifying and diagnosing underlying conditions can help us determine effective treatment and remove the factors that are blocking the patient’s weight loss efforts. Many of these patients have struggled for years trying to lose weight and it brings them huge relief to uncover tangible reasons that answer their many questions. Once the underlying conditions are treated, patients find that a healthy diet and exercise plan results in significant weight loss.
Learning The Importance Of Nutrition
According to our patients, one of the biggest downsides of losing weight is the choice of counting calories. The good news is that while reducing caloric intake is important, it is not the only element that plays a part in effective weight loss.
The body requires the right amount of vitamins and nutrients each day to ensure optimal functioning of the brain and vital organs. Each individual is different and what works for a friend of yours may not work for you. Fad diets that exclude entire food groups are ineffective long-term, and potentially dangerous because they deprive your body of vital micronutrients it needs.
Lifestyle Changes And Support
This is where our OnTrack Coaching program comes in. During your NYC health screening, you will be introduced to our comprehensive lifestyle coaching and customized nutritional counseling programs. The OnTrack Coaching program was created to ensure patients succeed long-term in reaching their weight loss goals.
We provide our patients ongoing support during their weight loss journey which includes nutritional education and medical weight loss coaching. Education, support, and lifestyle changes result in significant weight loss and help our patients reach their goals.
Together, through the supervised medical weight loss plan and periodic health consultations, we can ensure that you are on track and losing weight both safely and effectively.
Getting Daily Exercise Can Be Enjoyable
Patients have also shared with us their trepidation with exercising. This can mean different things depending on your point of view. Most obese individuals tend to be more sedentary and the situation becomes a vicious cycle. The less exercise they get, the more weight they gain and as they gain weight, the less likely they are to get any exercise.
One of the biggest mistakes that weight loss patients make is that they get ahead of their ability. They try to adopt a vigorous workout schedule that they cannot possibly keep up with and then get discouraged. Basically, they set themselves up for failure.
We are here to help these patients find activities that will get them moving that are enjoyable and within their ability. Our experts help guide them to understand what their bodies are currently capable of and set goals for what they would like to achieve in the future.
Some patients love going to a gym and working out, doing traditional exercises, or cardio but to others that sounds like a punishment. Our experts will help them find a physical activity that they enjoy, for instance taking a 20-minute walk while listening to music or an audiobook with earbuds can be a nice break during the day as well as an effective form of exercise. Who knows, you might get drawn into the story and want to take longer walks to see what happens next!
Walking is one of the best exercises for weight loss. It is low-impact, does not require any special equipment, and allows patients to go at their own pace. They can begin walking just a short distance a few times a day and gradually increase the distance as their stamina improves. As they lose weight, their energy levels will increase and they will be physically able to do other activities.
Non-Surgical Weight Loss Procedures
In addition to lifestyle changes, a comprehensive medical weight loss program offers tools that help patients with some of the toughest challenges they face while on their weight loss journey.
Feeling hungry all the time and overeating during meals are two major hindrances to weight loss. A non-surgical weight loss tool may be in the form of prescription weight loss medication or an endoscopic procedure such as the Orbera weight loss balloon or Suture Sculpt endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty.
Endoscopic weight loss procedures are performed without incisions and offer short recovery times. An endoscope is a hollow flexible tube-like instrument that has a camera and light attached. It is lowered down the patient’s throat to access the procedure site and all the work is completed from within.
- Prescription Weight Loss Medication
- Weight loss injections can help maximize patient efforts and result in successful weight loss. The weight loss benefits of these injections were discovered as a side effect while they were used to treat patients with type 2 diabetes.
Patients who were unable to lose weight despite their best efforts have been successful when combining their efforts with prescription weight loss injections. Weight loss medications are intended to be used as part of a medical weight loss program that is supervised by a doctor who specializes in obesity treatment.
Prescription medication helps patients lose weight by promoting the metabolization of fat and acting as an appetite suppressant. Weight loss injections are used as part of a comprehensive supervised weight loss program at Batash Endoscopic Weight Loss Center.
- The Orbera Balloon
- The Orbera balloon is a medical device made from silicone that is lowered down the endoscope in a deflated state and placed in the stomach. It is inflated with sterile saline to take up about ⅔ of the patient’s stomach capacity. It remains in the patient’s stomach for six months and is then removed.
During the year-long Orbera balloon weight loss program, the patient is fully supported by a team of professionals. They learn portion control, and the importance of nutrition, and they create new healthy lifestyle habits that promote weight loss.
The balloon helps promote weight loss by creating the feeling of fullness and also does not allow the patient to eat very much in one meal.
- Suture Sculpt Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG)
- Suture Sculpt ESG is a non-surgical procedure that reduces a patient’s stomach size similar to bariatric gastric sleeve surgery but with no incisions or long recovery time.
The procedure is performed through an endoscope that is lowered down the patient’s throat and is done from the inside. The surgeon reshapes the stomach to make it smaller and to resemble a banana-like pouch which is held in place using a special suturing device. The procedure reduces the capacity of the stomach by about 75% but unlike gastric sleeve surgery, no part of the stomach is cut away and removed. Suture Sculpt ESG is reversible if necessary.
ESG helps patients lose weight because the smaller stomach size acts as a portion control tool that does not allow the patient to eat too much at one time. The reduction in stomach capacity also causes the digestive process to slow down so the stomach stays full longer.
Suture Sculpt ESG provides patients the opportunity to lose a significant amount of weight without undergoing surgery. Patients have experienced an average weight loss of 69% of their excess weight in a year.
- Combination of Solutions
- Combining a non-surgical weight loss procedure such as ESG with prescription weight loss medication can provide optimal results. A recent study showed that patients that used Wegovy weight loss medication along with the ESG Non-surgical procedure lost 29% more weight in a year than those who did not use Wegovy.
Lasting Weight Loss Results
Specialists that are expertly trained in the treatment of obesity, can help you identify and remove obstacles that have been impeding your past attempts at weight loss through an initial health screening.
The findings of pre-program health screening help us create a customized medical weight loss plan that can deliver a higher quality of life through an improvement in overall health. Many patients who lose a significant amount of weight, experience improvements in their blood pressure, decreased reliance on medications, the remission of type 2 diabetes, increased energy levels, less joint pain, better mobility, etc.
Take Charge Of Your Weight And Health Today
If you are looking for a comprehensive weight loss center that uses health screening in New York, you have found it! At Batash Endoscopic Weight Loss Center we prepare a customized plan of care for each patient, from the ground up to ensure they achieve weight loss success.
Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you lose weight and maintain that weight loss. We are here to support you during your weight loss journey and help you achieve your goals. Set up an appointment today!