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Non-Surgical Weight Loss

At Long Island Laparoscopic Doctorssm we recognize that the journey to successful weight loss can be traveled by taking many roads. Our medical team follows a patient centric and holistic philosophy to help patients match the best method to successful weight loss that fits their lifestyle & comfort. The approach that will most likely lead to sustainable long term results. In addition to surgical solutions, we offer a 360 degree palette of other treatment options which include nutrition, exercise, counseling and education, along with the tools and support to find your healthiest and happiest weight – no matter where you are on your journey. So if you do not qualify for surgery or just are not ready to take that step, our doctors have options that fit your needs and your lifestyle.

Patients work one-on-one with our multidisciplinary team of weight loss doctors, and dieticians to customize a program that provides sustainable results. We’ll devise a program that is unique to your needs and lifestyle. Your program may include:

Gastric Balloon

The gastric balloon procedure is a new FDA-approved, non-surgical approach to weight loss that is proven to help people achieve and maintain significant weight loss. The gastric balloon was specifically designed for patients with a BMI between 30–40. The balloon takes up space in your stomach to help you feel full while you receive a year of coaching to help you make changes that will encourage a lifetime of healthy living. Long Island Laparoscopic Doctorssm offers two options for Gastric Balloon Weight loss:

Weight Loss Medication

We use FDA-approved weight loss medications which may be used as a tool to help decrease hunger and cravings while allowing time to focus developing healthy lifestyle habits. In conjunction with a reduced-calorie diet, increased physical activity and nutritional counseling, medication helps patients reach and maintain their weight loss goals. This program is led by Dr. Eileen Barr, of our sister practice Setauket Medical, P.C. located within our offices. For information about this program please ask for information at our reception desk or by calling 631-364-9581 –

Nutrition Counseling

Nutrition counseling focuses on creating a base of positive behaviors and choices and is the foundation of our program. All patients of Long Island Laparoscopic Doctorssm receive nutritional counseling from our staff of registered dieticians or doctors. Our team evaluates your medical history, nutritional status, vitals and metabolic profile and then works with you to develop a wholesome-foods-based, nutrient-dense meal plan that won’t leave you feeling deprived.

Please contact Irlene King 631-476-9296

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Are You A Candidate For
A Gastric Balloon?

According to the CDC, 69% of American adults are currently overweight, many with self esteem and health issues.

  • Have you been unsuccessful dieting for years
  • Do you have diabetes, sleep apnea, high blood pressure or other health issues.
  • Are you looking for a non surgical weight loss solution with a solid support network?

If your BMI is between 27-40 with a co-morbidity, A gastric balloon and weight loss program may be right for you. You must not have had previous weigh loss surgery and be willing to make changes to support a healthy lifestyle