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Acerca de Dr. Christopher McGowan

Christopher McGowan, MD is one of the few physicians in the nation who is triple-board-certified in internal medicine, gastroenterology, and obesity medicine, and is a world-renowned leader in endobariatrics, a new field of gastroenterology that aims to address the obesity epidemic without surgical intervention. Dr. McGowan earned his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA and completed his internship, residency, and Chief Residency at Brown University in Providence, RI. He did his fellowship training in gastroenterology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and earned a Master of Science in Clinical Research from the UNC Gillings School of Public Health. He received his certification from the American Board of Obesity Medicine in 2019, after completing additional education in obesity medicine.
Removable Gastric Balloons Jumpstart Weight Loss: Are They Right For You?

When considering a non-surgical weight loss procedure, most patients prioritize flexibility, safety, and efficacy. Gastric balloons check all those boxes while offering a completely reversible, minimally invasive, and less costly option for sustainable weight loss. Benefits of Gastric Balloons Gastric balloons can help patients lose 30 to 50 pounds on average (though many will lose […]

IVF and Non-Surgical Weight Loss: A Path to a Healthy Pregnancy

Understanding the Impact of Obesity on Fertility Obesity is on the rise globally among women of reproductive age; experts estimate that by 2025, one in five women will be clinically obese. Obesity’s links to chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, metabolic syndrome, and cardiovascular disease are well-documented, but excess weight can also cause reproductive health […]

Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty Proves More Cost-Effective Than Semaglutide

There is no argument that medications containing semaglutide, like Ozempic and Wegovy, have gone viral for weight loss. Maybe you have considered trying one of these medications or have already tried one. While these medications are highly effective in the short term, they are costly and may not be as effective in the long term […]

What To Know Before Beginning (Or Quitting) Weight Loss Medications

Oprah Winfrey is well known for her lifelong struggles with weight. Recently, she hosted a prime-time special called “Shame, Blame and the Weight Loss Revolution,” in which she discussed her recent use of one of the popular weight loss medications and how it helped her achieve a healthier weight.  Oprah’s weight loss special comes at […]

The Dangers of Ozempic and Other GLP-1 Weight Loss Injections

Ozempic, Other GLP-1 Meds Highly Effective But Come With Risks Ozempic is a highly effective drug for treating type 2 diabetes and promoting weight loss, but like many medications, it brings a long list of potential side effects and risks. It’s important to discuss these risks with your physician whenever you’re considering a new medication […]

Weight Loss Surgery Options for Type 2 Diabetes

Endoscopic Weight Loss Procedures Effectively Treat Type 2 Diabetes Type 2 diabetes is one of the most common obesity-related medical conditions, affecting the body’s ability to convert food into energy. Along with cardiovascular disease and certain types of cancer, it correlates closely with obesity, and weight loss is an effective treatment route. In fact, about […]

How Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty Can Treat Type 2 Diabetes

ESG and Lifestyle Changes Can Help Reverse Type 2 Diabetes Type 2 diabetes is a serious chronic condition that affects your metabolism and ability to convert glucose from the food you eat into the energy that powers your body on a cellular level. It’s commonly associated with obesity, and weight loss is a key component […]

What Happens When You Stop Taking Ozempic

Coming Off a Weight Loss Drug? Here’s What You Need to Know Injectable weight loss drugs have exploded in popularity in recent years, due to their transformative results in treating obesity and type 2 diabetes. Semaglutide and tirzepatide, known by their brand names Ozempic, Wegovy, Mounjaro, and ZepBound, mimic the gut hormone GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide […]

Weighing Your Obesity Treatment Options: Ozempic, ESG, and More

Obesity is a chronic, relapsing condition that often needs medical intervention beyond diet and lifestyle changes. In recent years, there’s been an incredible and promising increase in treatment options to help patients lose weight, improve their metabolic health, and lead fuller, happier lives. But these options can be overwhelming. With so much information out there, […]

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