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Weight Loss Devices

Chris Goetz - Monday, March 17, 2014

New Weight Loss Devices Deliver Fast Results Without Surgery

Goetz with CaptionRight now there are a variety of new weight loss devices on the market that promise rapid weight loss with no surgery. And there are more coming. New ideas are being tested and patents are being applied for. At the same time, people in other parts of the world, where restrictions are more lax, are using new technologies that will not be available in the US for years, if at all. Demand for these technologies is high because most people do not want to risk surgery and diet and exercise is a challenge to many.

Unfortunately, the traditional medical community is sometimes slow to adopt new ideas or technologies, especially if they seem too good to be true.  Not to mention, the medical community has the bottom line to think about. Surgery and pharmaceuticals are highly profitable, after all. At Advance Health Services we make it a priority to research and invest in the latest and most promising weight loss technologies.

Gastric bypass and gastric banding are the most popular weight loss operations performed. Both result in dramatic weight loss, as much as 80 percent of excess weight for some people. But they carry all of the discomfort and risk of any major surgery. Meanwhile, the fatality rate of gastric banding surgery is one in 1,000 while for gastric bypass it is three times that. Although more than 20 million people in the US are candidates for surgical weight loss procedures, only about 200,000 of these operations are performed each year. That is only one percent of candidates opting to have surgery. The fact is most are going to avoid it if at all possible.

Many effective weight loss technologies stem from simple, common sense concepts. But companies developing technologies that work internally must account for the high acid content of the stomach. Such devices must be precisely engineered and made out of high grade materials if they are going to be effective.

Among the popular new devices, or those expected to come to market soon are the Abiliti made by a company named IntraPace. The Abiliti can be described as a sort of gastric pacemaker. The device delivers waves of electricity to the stomach wall causing contractions that create a feeling of being full. Allergan, and some other companies, offer a balloon like device that restricts the space in the stomach. The ballon is inserted into the stomach through the mouth and is inflated once in place. The ballon causes the patient to feel fuller quicker and encourages smaller, less frequent meals. Allergan is currently selling their ballon in parts of Europe and is waiting for FDA approval in the US. A Boston company called Gelesis has come up with a substance that is ingested in a capsule and which swells in the stomach into a heavy slushy material, also creating a feeling of fullness. Later the material shrinks again and is excreted by the body.

The leader among completely non-invasive weight loss devices is the Lipo Light. It works with low doses of laser light targeted directly at problem spots in the body. The low level laser disrupts the fat cell membranes, making them more permeable. At that point, triglycerides can pass through the permeable fat cell walls, reducing the size of those fat cells. The procedure is simple, painless and can result in inches being shed from the waist and other areas. Advance Health Services is happy to offer the Lipo Light to our patients. Call today to setup your consultation.

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Dr. Chris Goetz was an offensive lineman with the San Diego Chargers and New York Jets from 1990-1992. Having seen the benefits of therapy as he recuperated from his NFL injuries, he decided to enroll in Chiropractic Medicine school and dedicate himself to bringing relief and wellness to others. He has been Owner/Director of Advance Health Services of Miami since 1999.