Dr. Nizar Charafeddine has helped me with my gastric problems and I really trust him. He takes time to listen to what you have to say.
Staff is great and Dr Raijam is awesome! I have several gastric issues and he has been taking care of me. I recommend him.
Thanks to Dr. Fiman and his staff I joined the Ideal Protein Weight loss Program and have lost close to 20 lbs. doing all of this with a broken ankle and was not able to exercise. It has made my acid reflex disappear and help heal my Barrett’s Esophagus. I highly recommend this weight loss program. Thank you Dr. Fiman, Nurse Evlyn and Coach Annie.
I have fought hypertension and high cholesterol for over 25 years. The older I got, the more weight I gained, the more meds prescribed... the worse I felt. I can honestly say I had tried everything to loose weight from gym memberships, strict diets, meds, but nothing lasted. I would loose and then I would gain it all back.
My acid reflux was getting worse and my joints were hurting when Dr Raijman told me about the Orbera procedure. After researching the procedure I felt strongly that this was for me. The behavior changing of the 1st six months and then the management team support after ballon is removed just seemed right. I also trusted Dr Raijman that he would not have suggested the procedure if he didn't believe I could be successful.
Date for procedure was set and Natalia took over preparing me for the aftermath of the Orbera placement. Even reading and hearing the nausea possibilities I was determined to move forward. At day of placement I weighed 155 with a goal of 125. Dr Raijman placed the ballon on a Monday morning in late June. Procedure went smoothly and I was on my way home within a few hours. I took my meds, went to bed, and prepared myself for the aftermath of nausea. It never happened! I had some discomfort but that was all. I remembered Dr Raijman telling my husband that he had used his skill with the endoscope to place the ballon at optimum placement for my body to readily except it. I truly believe that my lack of after procedure sickness was due to Dr Raijman's ability to do this.
I am almost 3 months post-placement. Blood pressure normal, exercising up to 90 minutes a day with no achy joints, and more than half way to my goal of loosing 30lbs. I am learning portion control, healthy food options, and to listen to my body. I could not be happier in my decision to use the Orbera ballon for a healthier happier future. Natalia is always eager to answer my questions and provide positive motivation. I would encourage anyone that would like a less invasive option for weight loss to talk to Dr Raijman about the Orbera procedure.