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JRMC Gastroenterologist Offering New Weight-Loss Procedure

January 02, 2018

Jefferson Regional Medical Center is excited to announce that JRMC Gastroenterologist, Meer Akbar Ali, M.D. is now offering a non-surgical weight-loss procedure for patients suffering from obesity.  

In this procedure, an intragastic balloon (Orbera) is inserted into the patient’s stomach endoscopically to help the patient sustain proper portion control. This is a safe way to assist patients in weight loss without surgically altering one’s stomach. In a U.S. clinical Orbera trial, the average patient who chose this procedure lost 3.1 times the weight as compared with diet and exercise alone within six months.

Along with the weight-loss balloon, Dr. Ali is initiating a new, holistic initiative called "Let's Move" that incorporates the gastric balloon along with an intensive nutrition and exercise program.

Dr. Ali is passionate about helping South Arkansas residents live healthy, happy lives. Obesity is a chronic illness that plagues this area of the state, and he believes this procedure will be beneficial to many patients who need assistance achieving their weight-loss goals. For more information about the Intragastic Balloon, call GI Associates of South Arkansas at 870-541-7201.

GI Associates of South Arkansas

1609 West 40th Avenue, Suite #202

Pine Bluff, AR 71603870-541-7201