NEW YORK CITY, NY - 01/17/2017 (PRESS RELEASE JET)
Concorde Medical Group Division of Gastroenterology, a division of Concorde Medical Group, New York City’s premiere medical practice announced today that it has created The Kips Bay Integrative Weight Loss Management Program (IWMP), a one year weight loss program designed to help patients develop sustainable, long-term healthy weight management habits. Concorde Medical Group physicians created this novel program to address the growing obesity epidemic. Their premise is that obese patients have a chronic condition and require a personalized weight loss program that integrates medical support and lifestyle management.
The program offers patients two different options for weight loss, one that involves non-surgical endoscopic intervention along with the IWMP integrated lifestyle plan, and the other comprised entirely of the IWMP lifestyle approach. If a patient is a candidate for endoscopic intervention to kick start weight loss, they will undergo a simple non-surgical endoscopic balloon or "sleeve" gastroplasty procedure which will help them feel less hungry and satiated. The balloon will remain in place for six months. Simultaneously, a gastroenterologist who is part of the KBIWMP team will supervise progress. In addition, patients will have access to online nutrition and fitness counseling as well as visits with a healthy lifestyle coach. Once the balloon is removed through a quick non-surgical procedure, the next six months are an opportunity to capitalize on the momentum by continuing coaching. When the year-long program is over, a patient has established healthy choices that help them continue to lose weight and maintain results.
Dr. Jonathan Cohen, founder of IWMP states, “Studies have shown that those following a medical weight loss program lose 3x more weight than diet and exercise alone. We provide patients with these unique tools to alter their eating behavior, to start a nutritional and exercise program and to keep them on track. It is well known that patients with major weight issues often have a number of other serious medical conditions. It is therefore essential that their efforts to substantially lose weight are under the guidance and support of caring medical doctors."
Dr. Alex Sherman explains – " The Kips Bay Integrative Weight Management Program is one of the first programs to merge weight loss with TM on-demand cutting edge technology, making nutrition and fitness counseling convenient and flexible.” Our unique program includes physician follow up and monthly nutrition counseling, in person or through our unique Virtual Health Platform. We have the ability to see patients both within the trip-state area and even more remotely, since we can offer virtual online nutrition and fitness counseling service through Virtual Health Partners (www.virtualhealthpartners.com). This makes it even more convenient to provide these services to patients from the comforts of their own home."
In addition, the IWMP reinforces the program by patients having monthly visits with a healthy lifestyle coach either in person or online. This platform allows the weight loss team and patients to track progress. Patients also meet with a patient health advocate with first-hand experience with bariatric medicine and procedures.
About Concorde Medical Group Division of Gastroenterology, an entity of Concorde Medical Group (suggested boiler plate)
Concorde Medical Group Division of Gastroenterology is dedicated to providing the latest in advanced diagnostic and therapeutic gastroenterology services to our patients.
Our gastroenterologists have been regularly recognized for their excellence by Castle Connolly, New York Magazine, US News & World Report, and New York Super Doctors. Concorde's Gastroenterologists are actively engaged in innovative research projects that are helping to discover tomorrow's ground-breaking treatments.
We also provide a broad range of services utilizing the latest in minimally invasive diagnostic and treatment procedures to minimize patient discomfort, speed recovery and improve outcomes including colonoscopy, non-surgical treatment of hemorrhoids, high resolution endoscopy & Narrow band imaging for Colon Cancer detection, Barrett’s esophagus ablation, endoscopic esophagogastroduodenoscopy, ERCP, and endoscopic ultrasound. In addition, our award-winning liver specialists are renowned for their expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic liver diseases. Our affiliation with NYU’s liver transplantation service means that even patients with end-stage liver diseases can be treated in a life changing manner.
We treat all gastroenterological and liver disorders including the following conditions:
We have also launched Concorde Gastro, a website that fully highlights our GIs and Hepatology specialists, answers important FAQs and gives patients the ability to BOOK APPOINTMENTS online. Our affiliated endoscopic facility, staffed by board-certified physicians and anesthesiologists, is equipped with state-of-the-art high-definition endoscopic video imaging technology for enhanced 3-D visualization of anatomical structures.
All Media Inquiries: Cori Cohen (917-533-4201)
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