As one of the world’s leading experts on non-surgical weight loss, Dr. Steven Batash MD believes that shedding unwanted weight is more than just a matter of willpower. Studies show that many efforts to lose weight through diet, restriction and extreme lifestyle changes will only backfire long term because of their negative mental, emotional and physical effects. When the desired weight-loss is not achieved, oftentimes people blame themselves thinking they simply lack the ability to stick to a diet, when in reality our bodies have a natural inclination to return to their pre-weight-loss set-point. Over time this wreaks havoc on the body, lowering metabolism and increasing appetite. In the end, willpower is a short-term fix for a long-term goal. Dr. Batash’s custom, non-surgical methods for weight-loss are different – they are proven to deliver custom, lasting results that have helped thousands of patients all around the world achieve long-term weight loss, safely and effectively.
Dr. Batash completed his undergraduate at Columbia University and received his medical degree from NYU School of Medicine. He has been practicing medicine in New York City for over 30 years and is among the world’s leading experts in non-surgical weight loss solutions as a certified gastroenterologist. Dr. Batash is currently affiliated with the NYU Langone Medical Center, Lenox Hill Hospital and New York-Persbyterian Hospital. Currently, there are two Batash Medical Weight Loss Centre locations in New York. Batash Medical is dedicated to offering patients customized, personal plans for simple and sustained weight loss. Procedures such as Suture Sculpt and Orbera Balloon along with OnTrack Coaching give patients peace of mind knowing they are taken care of every step of the way.
Suture Sculpt endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty is a non-surgical, minimally invasive outpatient procedure that reduces the amount of food the stomach can hold and modifies the signals sent between the stomach and the brain. A suturing device is inserted endoscopically to reduce the functional volume of the stomach by up to 60% thus giving a sense of fullness when the patient eats smaller portions. Suture Sculpt differs from bariatric surgery in that recovery time is reduced – patients are discharged within a few hours and can return to work within one to two days, though individual recovery times may vary. There are no physical activity restrictions and patients report little to no pain following this procedure.
The Orbera Balloon procedure requires only mild sedation and is performed by placing a soft, deflated silicone balloon endoscopically into the stomach. After the balloon is in place, a syringe is then used to fill the balloon with a sterile saline solution until it becomes the size of a grapefruit. This creates a sense of fullness when patients eat smaller portions by taking up a significant amount of space in the stomach. After 6 months, the balloon is deflated and removed, similar to the placement process. Recovery time is very quick as patients are discharged within and few hours and most can return to work the next day.
Studies show that endoscopic weight loss procedures yield the best results when paired with proper nutrition and exercise. Because of this, Batash Medical offers before, during and after-care which includes free lifelong OnTrack coaching. OnTrack is a program aimed to maximize the patient’s weight loss success through personalized nutritional counselling and lifestyle coaching.
Batash Medical also offers other services as well, including Gastroenterologist services such as GERD treatment, H. Pylori and Hepatitis C testing as well as Lactose and Fructose intolerance testing.
To learn more about Dr. Batash and Batash Medical or if you have questions about their services, please visit www.batashmedical.com.