• AGA Backs Device for Managing Obesity

    8 days ago - By MedPageToday

    With obesity affecting 40% of the U.S. population, the American Gastroenterological Association has released new recommendations on the therapeutic role of intragastric balloons. These devices have been associated...
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  • AGA issues new guidelines on intragastric balloon use

    AGA issues new guidelines on intragastric balloon use

    9 days ago - By Healio

    The American Gastroenterological Association published new clinical practice guidelines on the use of intragastric balloons in obesity management.
    “Endoscopic bariatric therapies have evolved as an attractive tool for weight loss, however, less than 5% of patients with obesity seeking a weight loss therapy are aware of endoscopic weight loss options,” Thiruvengadam Muniraj, MD, MRCP, Yale University School of Medicine, said in a press release. “Our hope is that this new guideline can lead to shared decision making between patients and providers to determine if intragastric
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