Recent clinical results of endoscopic bariatric therapies as an obesity intervention

Fateh Bazerbachi, Eric J. Vargas Valls, Barham K. Abu Dayyeh

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Abstract

Despite advances in lifestyle interventions, anti-obesity medications, and metabolic surgery, the issue of health burden due to obesity continues to evolve. Interest in endoscopic bariatric techniques has increased over the years, as they have been shown to be efficacious, reversible, relatively safe, and cost effective. Further, these techniques offer a therapeutic window for some patients who may otherwise be unable to undergo bariatric surgery. This article aims to review the literature on the safety and efficacy of currently offered endoscopic bariatric techniques, as well as those that are in the pipeline of end-development and regulatory approval.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)42-50
Number of pages9
JournalClinical Endoscopy
Volume50
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2017

Keywords

  • Bariatric medicine
  • Endoscopy
  • Minimally invasive surgical procedures
  • Obesity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology

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