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Fri, May 15 8:09am · Mayo Clinic: Committed to getting you answers and keeping you safe in Weight Management

Even in this time of uncertainty, Mayo Clinic is a place for hope and healing — and we’re ready to deliver the care you need. This includes offering expanded telemedicine options, as well as in-person appointments.

We have taken several extra precautions to safely offer in-person office visits. We have instituted enhanced cleaning, robust screening, new procedural guidelines and COVID-19 testing strategies to mitigate the risk of transmitting the virus. You can focus on getting the answers you seek, knowing that we’re committed to keeping you safe.

You can learn more about the safety measures on MayoClinic.org as well as in the video below from Dr. Amy Williams, Mayo Clinic’s executive dean of the practice.


Connect with others talking about the pandemic and supporting one another in the COVID-19 support group and sharing Tips: Traveling to Mayo to get medical care safely during COVID-19.

Feb 23, 2018 · Video Q&A about Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG): What it is and What it does in Weight Management

Drs. Barham Abu Dayyeh and Andres Acosta, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, talk about the endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG) procedure performed at Mayo Clinic as a non-surgical intervention for weight loss.

Sep 22, 2017 · Live video Q&A with the experts from the non-surgical weight management program at Mayo Clinic in Weight Management

Some of the experts helping patients as part of Mayo Clinic’s non-surgical weight management program recently did a live video Q&A to answer questions and share more information about the program. If you missed the live event with Dr. Barham Abu Dayyeh, Dr. Andres Acosta and wellness coach Sara Link, you can watch it below:

Jul 14, 2017 · Top questions about endoscopic weight loss procedures answered in Weight Management

Patient QuestionsMany endoscopic weight loss procedures are fairly new offerings, and as a result, many individuals have questions about the procedures and how they work. The video below answers some of the most common questions Mayo Clinic’s experts get from patients considering endoscopic procedures, ranging from why it can be so difficult to loose weight and what they can expect in terms of weight from the procedures to what additional support can help them get the best results.

Jul 7, 2017 · First patient in the nation to receive the Orbera Intragastric Balloon shares the results of his journey six months after the procedure in Weight Management

Patient JourneyIn the summer of 2015, Mayo Clinic doctors were the first in the U.S. to implant a new weight-loss device ─ an intragastric balloon ─ for those who need medical help, but don’t qualify for bariatric surgery. Six months later, the first patient is back for a follow-up appointment and sharing the results of his journey:

You can view the first part of his journey in a previous Mayo Clinic Connect post.

Jun 28, 2017 · Mayo Clinic patient first in the nation to receive the Orbera Intragastric Balloon for weight loss journey in Weight Management

First Balloon ProcedureIn the United States, two-thirds of the population is said to be either overweight or obese. Mayo Clinic was one of the first institutions to offer a new option for those who might need medical help to lose weight but don’t qualify for weight loss surgery. In 2015, Mayo Clinic surgeons were the first in the U.S. to implant a device recently approved by the FDA. The procedure involves the temporary placement of a special balloon in the stomach and has the potential for lasting results.

You can learn more about the procedure and the journey of the first patient to receive it in this video:

View a follow-up with the patient six months after his procedure in this Mayo Clinic Connect post.

Jun 19, 2017 · What is an intragastric balloon? in Weight Management

Balloon PhotoThe endoscopic intragastric balloon is an FDA-approved, non-surgical weight loss procedure that works by placing a saline-filled silicone balloon into the stomach, making an individual feel full while fasting. In this video, Mayo Clinic’s weight loss specialists explain the intragastric balloon procedure as well as the 12-month lifestyle intervention program that supplements it.

You can learn more about the procedure from the non-surgical weight management team in this video:


Jun 12, 2017 · What can I do to get the best results from an endoscopic weight loss procedure? in Weight Management

Wellness CoachEndoscopic weight loss procedures can be incredibly helpful in assisting with a patient’s weight loss journey. However, our research and experience at Mayo Clinic has shown that in order to see the long-term benefits of these interventions, it is incredibly important that patients are also committed to a healthier lifestyle. This includes ensuring you are eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly and managing your stress.

Making these change can be difficult, especially for individuals who have long struggled with their weight. That is why the support of dieticians, wellness coaches, psychologists, endocrinologists and others can be incredibly helpful following a weight loss procedures. These experts can help patients make the changes needed to ensure long-term success.

Because we know how important it is for patients to have these resources, our Non-Surgical Weight Loss Program at Mayo Clinic actually incorporates this team into every patient’s experience. Each patient who receives an endoscopic weight loss procedure also:

  • Has a wellness coach available for a full year
  • Meets with endocrinologists and psychologists in addition to the gastroenterologists performing their procedure and psychologists
  • Spends two full days at the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program for interactive learning sessions and individual meetings with their wellness coach and dietician

We are the first in the nation to combine the procedures and wellness support into one program. We are monitoring patient results closely and hope that this is a break-through in how patients who opt to have weight loss procedures are supported to ensure their success.