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By Forest Hills Gastroenterology
November 18, 2019
Category: Gastroenterology
Tags: Orbera  

Available from our office in New York City, this treatment could be the key to your weight loss!

Losing and keeping off a significant amount of weight in the long term is a constant and often overwhelming struggle for millions of Americans. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), almost 40% of American adults over age 20 are considered obese. When you include the number of American adults that are overweight but not necessarily obese, the number rises to over 70% of U.S. adults over the age of 20.

In addition to the negative impact that being overweight or obese can have on a person's self-esteem and quality of life, there is also a number of short and long term health risks to worry about as well. Furthermore, in many cases, diet and exercise alone will only go so far to alleviate the issue. Fortunately, your gastroenterologist, Dr. Azeem Khan, and his team here at Forest Hills Gastroenterology offer Orbera to help patients achieve safe and lasting weight loss results. Read on to learn what this treatment option can do for you!

What Obera Treatment from Our Office in New York City Can Do for You

Orbera is an intragastric balloon designed to help adults with a BMI (body mass index) between 30 to 40. The balloon is inserted into the stomach via a non-surgical endoscopic procedure, and filled with saline to take up room in the stomach and encourage portion control by making you feel fuller. While Orbera is not a substitute for a healthy diet and exercise, it was developed to help supplement weight loss efforts in addition to diet and exercise.

After six months, the balloon is removed. Since the procedure is non-surgical, it is performed on an outpatient basis under a mild sedative, thus allowing patients to go home on the same day of the 20-30 minute procedure. While the results vary from person to person, many Orbera users report losing a significant amount of weight within the first month of the procedure.

Contact us

For more information about Orbera and the weight loss programs and treatments available to you, contact Forest Hills Gastroenterology by dialing (718) 459-8460. Schedule a consultation with your New York City gastroenterologist, Dr. Azeem Khan, today!

By Forest Hills Gastroenterology
August 24, 2018
Category: Gastroenterology

Orbera Weight Loss ResultsTheoretically, losing weight should be as simple as eating right and exercising. However, for many people, those last few stubborn pounds sometimes seem as though they will never go away. Luckily, your gastroenterologist can help you lose the weight you want with Orbera, a new and effective weight loss procedure. Find out more about Orbera and what it can do for you with Dr. Azeem Khan at Forest Hills Gastroenterology in Forest Hills, NY.

What is Orbera? 
Orbera is a non-surgical weight loss treatment which can help you maintain a healthy lifestyle to reach your goal weight. Unlike other weight loss treatment options, Orbera uses a balloon placed inside the stomach to minimize the amount of space inside, allowing you to feel fuller faster and eat less to feel satisfied. The balloon remains in the stomach for six months, allowing you to easier control your portion sizes and learn how to maintain a healthy diet while your body adapts to the new changes.

Am I a candidate for Orbera? 
A good candidate for Orbera wants to change their lifestyle to maintain their goal weight and understands that the treatment only gets them started, but they must keep the weight off themselves after the removal of the balloon. Additionally, good candidates should be adults with a body mass index (BMI) of 30-40. Your doctor can help you weigh the pros and cons of this procedure and ensure that it is the best weight loss treatment for you and your body.

What can I expect from Orbera? 
Orbera consists of a balloon which your doctor inserts through the mouth while deflated via an endoscopic procedure. Once inside the stomach, your doctor fills the balloon with a saline solution to inflate it. The balloon then takes up about as much room as a grapefruit and moves within the stomach. The Orbera experience also includes a support team which may consist of your doctor, a dietician, and a mental health care professional to ensure that your lifestyle changes along with your weight in order to maintain your goals.

Orbera Weight Loss Balloon in Forest Hills, NY
For more information on Orbera, please contact Dr. Khan at Forest Hills Gastroenterology in Forest Hills, NY. Call (718) 459-8460 to schedule your appointment for an Orbera consultation today!

By Forest Hills Gastroenterology
July 23, 2018
Category: Gastroenterology
Tags: weight loss   Orbera  

What your gastroenterologist in Forest Hills and New York City wants you to knowweight loss

Trying to lose excess weight can be difficult and frustrating. If you’ve tried dieting, and exercise doesn’t seem to help, it’s time to think differently about weight loss. It’s time to discover the benefits of the non-surgical weight loss balloon system from Orbera.

Dr. Azeem Khan at Forest Hills Gastroenterology wants to share the facts about this revolutionary method of weight loss. He proudly serves residents of Forest Hills and New York City, NY, and he can help you too.

The Orbera balloon system for weight loss uses a deflated balloon, which is inserted into your stomach and filled with saline solution. This makes you feel full, so that you eat less, consuming fewer calories. At the end of 6 months, the balloon is deflated and removed from your stomach.

There are many reasons why people choose Orbera compared to other weight loss methods. When you choose Orbera, you can count on:

  • Rapid treatment, because the procedure only takes about 20-30 minutes
  • Quick results, because the balloon is only in place for 6 months
  • Cost savings, because there is no hospital stay required with Orbera
  • Comfortable treatment, because Orbera treatment is performed with only a mild sedative
  • Continuous support, because you will be seen by a professional dietician throughout treatment

Orbera treatment is recommended if you are an adult and have a BMI of 30 to 40. You also have to be able to participate in a medically supervised program of weight loss.

Orbera is a safe way to lose excess weight. Over the last 20 years, thousands of people have lost weight. Orbera is FDA approved, safe and effective, and has been used in over 80 countries worldwide.

To view informative videos and find out more about Orbera, please visit the Orbera page on the Forest Hills Gastroenterology website at http://www.foresthillsgastroenterology.com/orbera.html

Weight loss can be challenging, but now there is safe, effective help to lose weight and regain your health. You don’t need to count on diet and exercise alone. Get some help from your gastroenterologist by calling Dr. Khan at Forest Hills Gastroenterology, serving residents of Forest Hills and New York City, NY. Call now!

By Forest Hills Gastroenterology
May 08, 2018
Category: Gastroenterology
Tags: weight loss   Gastric Balloon   Orbera  

If you are having trouble losing weight, find out how this non-surgical solution might help.gastric balloon

Losing weight isn’t always as easy as it might seem. Perhaps you’ve tried everything from the keto diet to intermittent fasting. Maybe you feel like your second home is the gym and yet you still aren’t seeing the results you want. Our Forest Hills and New York City, NY, area gastroenterologist understands how frustrating it can be to work so hard and still feel disappointed with the lack of results; however, here at Forest Hills Gastroenterology we offer an effective non-surgical way to lose that stubborn fat.

What is Orbera?

One issue many people have when it comes to their diet is portion control. Many people confuse boredom or thirst for hunger. Sometimes you may eat so quickly that you don’t realize you were actually full halfway through. These are issues that over time can lead to the excess weight you don’t want. Luckily, the Orbera balloon system can help you from overeating.

This silicone balloon is temporarily inflated within the stomach where it will greatly reduce how much food you can consume before feeling full. According to Orbera’s official site, this weight loss balloon has been able to help patients lose up to 3 times the weight as compared to diet and exercise alone.

What should I expect from the procedure?

What makes this procedure ideal is that it doesn’t require incisions, stitches, or surgery. Prior to balloon placement, our Forest Hills and New York City gastrointestinal doctor will need to perform an endoscopy to check the health of the esophagus and stomach and make sure there are no issues that could affect getting the Orbera system.

Once we’ve deemed you an ideal candidate we will carefully guide the deflated gastric balloon down the esophagus until we reach the stomach. We will then fill the balloon with saline solution. Once the balloon has been fully inflated, we will remove the endoscope. The procedure only takes about 30 minutes to complete.

When is Orbera removed?

This balloon system will eventually need to be removed after about six months. During those six months, you should notice a significant change in your diet, eating habits, and weight. Of course, it’s also important that this system is used as a tool to help you reach your goal. You should still be eating a healthy, balanced diet, exercising regularly, and leading a healthy lifestyle. Even once the gastric balloon has been removed you’ll want to maintain the same habits you adopted while you had the Orbera balloon system.

If you are ready to get the body you want before summer hits then the gastroenterology team at Forest Hills Gastroenterology in Forest Hills and New York City, NY, is ready to help. Schedule your free consultation with us today.

By Forest Hills Gastroenterology
August 14, 2017
Category: Gastroenterology
Tags: weight loss   Orbera  

Achieving a healthy weight can be a struggle, especially when you're having trouble regulating your portions. At Forest Hills orbera, weight lossGastroenterology in New York City, Dr. Azeem Khan offers Orbera, a revolutionary weight loss management system to his patients who have experienced difficulty on their weight loss journey. Learn more about this non-surgical, low-maintenance weight loss program that may be exactly what you need!

What is Orbera?

Orbera is an amazing new way to keep your meal portions in check. It is a silicone balloon that stays in your stomach and helps you feel fuller for longer durations, so you can reduce the size of your food intake and develop healthy eating habits. Unlike gastric bypass, Orbera is non-surgical, so there's no heavy sedation and no downtime after the procedure at your gastroenterologist's office.

How is Orbera placed?

Your Orbera treatment will start with your New York City gastroenterologist, Dr. Khan, placing the deflated balloon in your stomach through your esophagus in an endoscopic procedure (for which you will be mildly sedated). The balloon is then filled with a saline solution, inflating it to approximately the size of a grapefruit. After the sedative has worn off, your procedure is finished! You will continue to work with the staff at Forest Hills Gastroenterology to monitor your dietary and weight loss progress over a period of 12 months, at which time the balloon will be removed and you can maintain your new eating habits.

Who is a candidate for Orbera?

Adults who have a BMI - Body Mass Index - of 30 to 40 are typically excellent candidates for Orbera. Your gastroenterologist will perform a thorough examination to determine if it will work for you.

If you're ready to see real results from a safe and easy weight loss system, it's time to contact Forest Hills Gastroenterology in New York City to schedule a consultation with Dr. Khan.