AGA Tech Summit

VIDEO: It is an exciting time in obesity treatment



BOSTON – For those in obesity treatment, things are looking up, said Reem Z. Sharaiha, MD, MSc, in a video interview at the AGA Tech Summit, sponsored by the AGA Center for GI Innovation and Technology. There are several new therapies to choose from, said Dr. Sharaiha, assistant professor of medicine at Cornell University, New York – and a variety of therapies coming down the pipeline. The key is to choose the right treatment, or right combination of treatments – surgical, endoscopic, or medical – for the right patient at the right time and to follow up. Obesity is a chronic disease that needs long-term, team treatment. With obesity treatments there is sometimes a trade-off between risk and results, but the innovations coming along may balance that risk-results equation for some patients, she said.

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