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Scripps Expert Says Procedure Offers New Weight Loss Option

Clinical trial results presented at recent conference

A person prepares to step on a scale to assess their weight loss goals following a minimally invasive weight loss procedure.

Clinical trial results presented at recent conference

An experimental minimally invasive procedure that uses a sleeve to close off a portion of the stomach could offer a new alternative to other weight loss procedures and surgeries, said Ken Fujioka, MD, medical director of Scripps Clinic's Center for Weight Management.


His comments were part of a recent WebMD article about a clinical trial comparing the new procedure, endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty, with other approaches.


Read the WebMD article: Emerging Treatment Offers Weight Loss Alternatives

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