Dr Eric Ibegbu, MD, FACG

Dr Eric Ibegbu, MD, FACG

Consultant Gastroenterologist / EndoBariatric Specialist – Founder and CEO, EndoBariatric specialist at AMG WEIGHT LOSS

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Reversing type 2 diabetes (3) – Endoscopic Bariatric Therapies

Despite increasing evidence that Bariatric surgery offers significant benefit in achieving effective weight reduction, good glycaemic control and overall reduction in cardiovascular risk in obese patients with type 2 diabetes and metabolic disease, these procedures are associated with increased surgical morbidity and mortality, longer hospitalization, and increased rates readmission in patients with a higher BMI. This session explores the less invasive approach offered by Intragastric Balloon Therapy (IGBT) and considers the relatively recent development of endoscopic bariatric therapies in general.

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