The Next Wave of Weight-Loss Medication Is On The Way

The next generation of weight-loss drugs is just around the corner. Hundreds of weight-loss medications are in various stages of development. While oral and injectable weight-loss medications such as Ozempic or Wegovy can be an effective short-term strategy, the long-term success and safety are still being researched and are unknown. 

How Will These Drugs Differ? 

Dozens of companies like Pfizer, Bayer, and Amgen are developing drugs and trying to acquire drugs that are either a once-a-month injectable or a more convenient pill. These would differ from the injectable options currently available, which require people to use them once a week.

Many of the most promising drugs in development target GLP-1 receptors, similar to Ozempic and Wegovy, but may also mimic other hormones that impact satiety and metabolism.

Ozempic, Wegovy, Zepbound and Mounjaro all work by imitating the GLP-1 hormone, which is made in the small intestine. GLP-1 based injectables help lower blood sugar, reduce food intake, and promote a feeling of fullness and satiety. Mounjaro and Zepbound also target the GIP receptor, which stimulates satiety in the hypothalamus.

NYBG is keeping a close eye on changes. Dedicated providers are here to answer any questions patients may have to best support their weight-loss decisions. 

NYBG is Here to Guide You on Your Weight-Loss Journey 

According to the World Health Organization more than one billion people globally suffer from obesity. Obesity is linked to a variety of health problems including:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Increase risk of heart disease 
  • High cholesterol 
  • Sleep apnea 
  • Joint pain

Losing weight can help alleviate many of these health conditions. 
With more weight-loss medications in production, determining the right path may become more confusing. NYBG is here to help. They work with patients to determine the best weight-loss option for a healthier lifestyle, whether it be bariatric surgery or a medical weight-loss program. 

New York Bariatric Group: Weight-Loss Leader 

NYBG is the leader in comprehensive weight-loss solutions. We are a one-stop shop, offering long-term weight-loss surgery as well as medically-supervised weight loss such as oral and injectable medications. There is no one-size-fits-all solution to losing weight. At NYBG, we work with you to customize a weight-loss program that will work best for you.

Weight-loss drugs and injectables have been shown to be an effective short-term strategy, but the long-term effects and safety is still unknown. With our Medical Weight Loss Program the ongoing supervision allows doctors to make necessary adjustments to a patient’s treatment plan based on their progress and changes to their health.

Weight-loss surgery is the only proven long-term weight-loss solution. With decades of research, patients have seen sustainable weight loss. We offer multiple weight-loss surgery procedures and our doctors will work with you to find the right option. 

Our practice is the best around: 

  • Over 30 surgeons who are leaders in bariatrics, plastic surgery, and medical weight loss.
  • 42,000 successful procedures performed with more being performed every day
  • The #1 gastric balloon practice by volume – most balloons placed in the United States
  • Access to online seminars, support groups, cooking demos, and Q-and-A sessions 
  • 100s of videos for patients explaining procedures, answering common questions, and showcasing previous patients 
  • Multiple offices located in three states; NY, NJ, CT
  • Offering in-person and virtual consultations 
  • Since 2000, we boast over 23 years of success! 

All of our hospitals are Metabolic Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) accredited facilities, which is a prestigious designation bestowed upon only the top-quality bariatric programs.

Stop waiting; start achieving better health today. Together, we’ve got this!

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The Next Wave of Weight-Loss Medication Is On The Way


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I went in for surgery. An hour later, I came out a new man.

Everybody treated me like a king. The day of surgery, I was excited. The hospital couldn’t be any nicer. I went in for surgery. An hour later, I came out a new man. My recovery was awesome. I was out of bed that day. My wife and kids were my motivation on getting this surgery. They are my whole life. I’m happy I’m going to be around for them.

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