Dr. Anthony Starpoli, Most Experienced New York Gastroenterologist in Gastric Balloon Procedure, Places First Stomach Balloon in the Hudson Valley
Dr. Starpoli of Greenwich Village Gastroenterology and the American Obesity Center is dedicated to the incisionless treatment of obesity avoiding invasive surgery. Combined with a comprehensive 12 month nutritional support program utilizing smart mobile technology, patients can hope to achieve a 40% loss of their excess weight.
The placement of the Orbera intragastric balloon was the first such procedure performed recently in the Hudson Valley region and took place at the Dutchess Ambulatory Surgery Center located in Poughkeepsie, New York. The balloon is placed through the mouth using a video endoscope under sedation. The balloon is subsequently inflated with approximately 600cc of saline fluid. The entire procedure takes about 30 minutes and the patients go home the same day. Balloons remain in the stomach for 6 months and are then removed at that time. Research shows that patients will lose about 40% of their excess weight. After 6 months, people lost an average 3.1 times the weight that patients lost with diet and exercise alone based on the U.S. studies.
A unique aspect of the program created by Dr. Starpoli is to employ smart mobile technology whereby regular visits with the nutritionist are conducted virtually through a telehealth portal accessible by any computing device. Additionally, there is Fitbit activity integration and dietary logging to the platform that provide detailed information for tracking progress and giving guidance. This nutritional program continues for an additional 6 months after removal of the balloon.
The Orbera balloon (Apollo Endosurgery Inc.) was approved by the FDA on August 5th, 2015 and is intended for use in patients with a BMI (Body Mass Index) of 30 to 40. There have been over 200,000 Orbera gastric balloons placed worldwide making the Orbera balloon the most clinically tested gastric balloon in the market. All prospective patients are evaluated by Dr. Starpoli prior to treatment.
As a leading New York Gastroenterologist, Dr. Anthony Starpoli manages the spectrum of gastrointestinal disorders and has a focus in the endoscopic management of obesity. He is board-certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine and is affiliated with Lenox Hill-North Shore LIJ University Hospital, Beth Israel Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Starpoli has offices in Poughkeepsie, New York and in New York City.
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Anthony A. Starpoli, MD
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