The Non-Surgical Weight Loss Procedure That Takes 40 Minutes | NBC Nightly News

The Non-Surgical Weight Loss Procedure That Takes 40 Minutes | NBC Nightly News


NBC NEWS MEDICAL CORRESPONDENT
DR. JOHN TORRES TELLS US MORE. >>Reporter: LIKE SO MANY BUSY
MOMS, JAHIDA FONSECCA HAD TROUBLE LOSING WEIGHT AFTER HER
THREE KIDS WERE BORN. >>I WOULD DO DIET PILLS.
I WOULD DO PROTEIN SHAKES. I WASN’T REALLY GOING TO THE GYM
AS OFTEN. >>Reporter: SO TWO YEARS AGO,
NEARLY 220 POUNDS, SHE TRIED A NONSURGICAL OUTPATIENT WEIGHT
LOSS PROCEDURE CALLED ENDOSCOPIC SLEEVE GASTROPLASTY.
A NEW OPTION FOR PEOPLE WHO MAY NOT QUALIFY FOR SURGERY.
NOW A NEW STUDY TRACKING 91 OBESE PATIENTS OVER THREE YEARS
SHOWS PATIENTS LOST 40 TO 60 POUNDS.
IS THIS THE NEXT BIG THING IN WEIGHT LOSS?
>>IT’S DEFINITELY GOOD FROM WHAT WE SEE, FROM THE RESULTS WE
HAVE. >>Reporter: IT’S LIKE A SEWING
MACHINE? DR. REEM SHARIAH HAS PERFORMED
IT MORE THAN 200 TIMES AND SAYS IT’S SIMPLER THAN GASTRIC BYPASS
OR BANDSING THAT REQUIRE AN INCISION.
THE PATIENT IS ANESTHETIZED AND THE STOMACH IS STITCHED AND
REDUCED TO THE SIZE OF A BANANA. THE PROCEDURE TAKES JUST 40
MINUTES. THE PATIENT GOES HOME THAT DAY
BUT MUST STICK TO A LIQUID DIET FOR TWO WEEKS.
>>YOU IMPROVE YOUR DIABETES, HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, STROKE
RISKS, AND EVERYTHING ELSE. SO HOPEFULLY YOU’LL LIVE LONGER.
>>Reporter: SO FAR, INSURANCE COVERAGE IS LIMITED.
THE PROCEDURE COSTS $10,000 TO $15,000 —
>>WE EAT HEALTHY, RIGHT? >>Reporter: WELL WORTH THE
PRICE FOR JAHIDI. SHE LOST NEARLY 60 POUNDS,
FINDING THE STAMINA TO START EXERCISING AND EATING RIGHT.
WHO DID YOU DO THIS FOR? >>FOR MYSELF.
FOR MY CHILDREN. >>Reporter: GETTING THE PUSH
SHE NEEDED THANKS TO A NEW OPTION FOR MILLIONS FIGHTING THE
BATTLE OF THE BULGE.

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