Multiple endoscopic bariatric therapies are currently being evaluated or are in clinical use throughout the United States. These procedures are well positioned to fill an important gap in the management of obesity and metabolic disease.
Dr. Barham Abu Dayyeh and colleagues recently completed a review of these therapies in an American Gastroenterological Association Clinical Practice Update. The update also included best practices for providers who offer endoscopic bariatric therapies.
The review showed that while endoscopic bariatric therapies are effective in supporting a patient’s weight loss journey no individual medication, device, or surgical intervention likely will offer a cure. This makes it important for these procedures to be offered in conjunction with a multidisciplinary team taking care of patients with obesity, such as medical obesity specialists, behavioral therapy professionals, registered dietitians, and bariatric surgeons.
You can read the entire review here: Review-of-Endoscopic-Bariatric-Therapies-1.pdf