#TomorrowsDiscoveries: Discoveries with Weight Loss – Vivek Kumbhari, M.D.




>> With busy lifestyles and
multiple competing priorities many find that extremely
challenging to lose weight and keep it off. Diet and lifestyle therapies
are really successful long-term and weight loss
surgery while highly effective is not appealing to most people. Hi my name is Dr. Vivek Kumbhari and I lead the endoscopy
weight loss program at Johns Hopkins. My group is developing safe and simple outpatient procedures. This device known as an endoscope that brings similar benefits
to bariatric surgery. Once such therapy is putting
a balloon in the stomach to occupy space and make you feel full. Another is using sutures to
make the stomach smaller. There's even a device to
aspirate or remove food after you eat it so you get the taste but not the calories. We look forward to helping
more people lose weight and dramatically improve their health. (pleasant music)

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