Gastroenterology

Endoscopic techniques offer more options for obesity management




Endoscopic management has a clear role in the future of obesity care, with multiple options available for patients, according to an expert at the GUILD Conference 2020.
Christopher Thompson, MD, MSc, director of endoscopy at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, said that while the epidemic of obesity becoming a greater and greater problem, effective interventions of the disease are still somewhat lacking.
“There are 19 million people with a BMI over 35 [in the United States],” he said in his presentation. “Other than the 1% that get surgery, the rest are really struggling

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