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The latest weight loss blog on Obesity, Diet, Exercise, and Bariatric Endoscopy Options to help you lose weight and keep it OFF!

  • Colon Cancer Screening FAQs
    Colon cancer isn’t a topic people like to think about, but it’s important. Colon cancer may not show any signs or symptoms, but it can be deadly. Colon cancer screenings Read more
  • Don’t Ignore Your Acid Reflux
    If you ever had a feeling of a burning liquid coming up to the back of your throat and pain in the upper chest area, you may have had a Read more
  • When Is an Endoscopy Needed?
    When you’re dealing with gastrointestinal issues, it can be hard to diagnose problems without being able to see what’s going on inside. Luckily, there are ways to take a look Read more
  • The Primary Role of a Gastroenterologist
    Does something not feel right with your stomach? Our gastroenterologist is a specialist who dives deep into the world of your digestive system – stomach, intestines, liver, and more. Persistent Read more
  • Choosing Us as Your Gastroenterologist
    Whether you’re dealing with stomach pain, or you want more information about preventive care like colon cancer screenings, it’s important that you find a gastroenterologist that you can trust and Read more
  • Healthy Eating Habits for a Happy Gut
    Healthy eating habits are crucial for your overall well-being. They provide your body with essential nutrients and support various bodily functions. Incorporating these habits into your life can lead to Read more
  • What Is a Gastric Balloon?
    Gastric balloons refer to one of the possible endoscopic bariatric treatments available for those who struggle with obesity and the medical conditions that often result from carrying excess weight for Read more
  • What Are the Symptoms of GERD?
    When you eat certain foods or lay down too quickly after eating, you risk having acid reflux. This occurs when the esophagus doesn’t completely close to the stomach and acid Read more
  • What To Know About Endoscopic Sleeve
    Dr. Donald J. Portocarrero of Gastrointestinal & Non-Surgical Weight Loss Solutions may recommend an endoscopic sleeve when individuals struggle with obesity and desire a minimally invasive approach to weight management. Read more
  • Don't Ignore Abdominal Pain
    Abdominal pain manifests as discomfort or ache in the area between your chest and pelvis. It can range from mild to severe, and symptoms like bloating, nausea, or cramping may Read more
  • The Benefits of a Gastric Balloon
    Losing weight helps you look better, feel better, and be healthier. Unfortunately, losing weight can be difficult. Our gastrointestinal and weight loss specialist can help. Dr. Donald Portocarrero at Gastrointestinal Read more
  • How a Gastroenterologist Can Help You
    The gastrointestinal system includes the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, rectum, gallbladder, pancreas, and liver. These are all a part of your daily life, and they are crucial to digestion Read more
  • Helping You Lose Weight Without Surgery
    You want or need to lose weight, but diet and exercise haven’t worked. You don’t want to undergo surgery. What else can you do? Our gastrointestinal and weight loss specialist Read more
  • When To Turn to a Doctor for Weight Loss
    Losing weight is difficult, often requiring strict dieting and exercise. Your metabolism works against you too, slowing down as you get older. Our weight loss doctor can help you lose Read more
  • What You Should Know About Endoscopic Gastric Sleeve
    Experience the transformative benefits of a endoscopic gastric sleeve procedure at Gastrointestinal & Non-Surgical Weight Loss Solutions in Arcadia and serving Los Angeles, CA. Shedding excess weight and reclaiming your Read more
  • When To Schedule Your First Colonoscopy
    You’ve probably heard about a colonoscopy, but you’re not really sure you need one. You might be wondering when you should have your first colonoscopy. Your gastroenterologist has the answers Read more

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