What A Gastroenterologist Wants You To Know About Weight Loss Drugs

In this episode we address the recent media focus on the pros and cons of popular weight loss drugs with guest expert Dr. Pichamol Jirapinyo from Brigham & Women’s Hospital. As a gastroenterologist who specializes in bariatric endoscopy and works closely with patients struggling with obesity, Dr. Jirapinyo shares her experience with treating her patients with weight loss medications such as semaglutide. We discuss your most pressing questions such as How much weight should patients realistically expect to lose? What are these medications actually doing to our digestive system? What GI side effects should patients be aware of and when to see a doctor? Dr. Jirapinyo also offers some tips and guidance for patients considering these weight loss medications. This episode is brought to you in collaboration with the American College of Gastroenterology’s Patient Care Committee.

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Pichamol Jirapinyo, MD, MPH

Bariatric Endoscopist, Brigham and Women's Hospital

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