Weight Loss Treatment in Arcadia, CA & Los Angeles, CA
Weight loss isn’t always as easy as eating healthy and getting regular physical activity. Some people have more difficulty maintaining a healthy weight, despite making all the necessary changes to their lifestyle, diet, and habits. So when you don’t see the results you had hoped for despite doing everything right, it can be disheartening. Don’t give up hope. Our board-certified interventional gastroenterologist Dr. Donald Portocarrero offers safe, effective non-surgical treatment options to finally help you shed those pounds and keep them off.
Turning to a Gastroenterologist
When dealing with obesity, you may not immediately think to turn to a gastroenterologist, but our team can provide you with a variety of treatment options to help you lose weight. With a background in internal medicine, an in-depth understanding, knowledge of the gastrointestinal tract, and experience in nutrition, along with endoscopic treatments, Dr. Portocarrero is actually one of the first medical specialists you’ll want to talk to if you are looking to lose weight. After all, our team regularly treats a variety of obesity-related chronic health problems including gallbladder disease and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
How our Gastroenterologist Can Help with Your Weight Loss in Arcadia, CA
There is growing research to show the important role that gut health has in maintaining a healthy weight. When something is wrong with the gut, we often see obesity and other health problems as a complication. We have found that through various advanced bariatric treatments we offer such as the Endoscopic Gastric Sleeve, we can help patients lose a significant amount of weight successfully without having to undergo more aggressive surgical procedures that carry a higher risk for complication.
About Endoscopic Bariatric Therapies
When patients don’t find lifestyle interventions alone to be effective, they may want to speak with our gastroenterologist Dr. Portocarrero and his team about managing their obesity through minimally invasive bariatric endoscopy options. These treatment options are more cost-effective, safer, reversible, and provide patients with viable and successful treatment options when other therapies and options have failed. Since these procedures are only minimally invasive, this also means a faster recovery time and fewer post-procedural side effects.