Disclaimer: Results may vary based on each patient’s physical health, diet and exercise, and adherence to the weight loss program.

Patient Stories

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.

Peggy
January 2017

 

Staff is great and Dr Raijam is awesome! I have several gastric issues and he has been taking care of me. I recommend him.

Lisa
December 2016

 

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.

November 2016

 

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.

CLS
October 2016

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The introduction of bariatric surgery has revolutionized the treatment of obesity and its associated comorbidities. It is highly recommended when diet, exercise and medicines fail to bring about significant weight loss in the severely obese.

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