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Welcome To

4ward Wellness

Weight Loss Center

Weight loss is a journey unique to every individual. It is a process that requires commitment, hard work, and patience. However, despite committing to healthy eating and an active lifestyle, many individuals are still not able to achieve their personal weight loss goals. At 4ward Wellness, our foundation for weight loss is built on the following four: 

  • Novel endoscopic bariatric procedures
  • Weight loss medications
  • Healthy eating
  • Physical activity 

Through these four elements, we are dedicated to giving you the tools to help you lose and maintain weight loss, ultimately leading to an overall healthier life. 

Welcome To

4ward Wellness

Weight Loss Center

Weight loss is a journey unique to every individual. It is a process that requires commitment, hard work, and patience. However, despite committing to healthy eating and an active lifestyle, many individuals are still not able to achieve their personal weight loss goals. At 4ward Wellness, our foundation for weight loss is built on the following 4: 

  • Novel endoscopic bariatric procedures
  • Weight loss medications
  • Healthy eating
  • Physical activity 

Through these 4 elements, we are dedicated to giving you the tools to help you lose and maintain weight loss, ultimately leading to an overall healthier life. 

Our Services

We are looking forward to working with you to start your journey to wellness and weight loss!

Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG)

ESG decreases the size of the stomach with an endoscopic procedure to help with weight loss.


  • Incisionless
  • Non-surgical
  • Minimally Invasive
  • Shorter recovery compared to surgery

Bariatric Surgery Revisions

Endoscopic Revision restores the sense of fullness that you experienced from a previous bariatric surgery including : gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy.

  • Incisionless
  • Non-surgical
  • Minimally Invasive
  • Minimal Risk
  • Shorter recovery compared to surgery

ORBERA ® Gastric Balloon

The ORBERA is a soft silicone balloon placed endoscopically inside the stomach and filled with saline. The balloon helps you to feel full and eat less, resulting in weight loss.

  • Incisionless
  • Non-surgical
  • Non-invasive
  • Minimal Risk
  • Not Permanent
  • Removable
  • Lasts 6 Months
  • Outpatient

Weight Loss Medications

At 4ward Wellness, we recognize that medications can play an important role in weigh loss. Depending on your needs, we can prescribe oral or injectable medications that are FDA approved for weight loss. Our pharmacologic program is individualized to your health goals.

4ward Wellness is part of Albany Gastroenterology Consultants

What does that mean?

At 4ward Wellness, our goals are the same as yours and we are committed to helping you not only lose weight but to help you achieve overall wellness and a healthier life. We are part of Albany Gastroenterology Consultants and utilize a patient-centric approach that specifically addresses the challenges faced when endeavoring to lose weight. Albany Gastroenterology Consultants is the largest gastroenterology practice in the New York Capital Region and has been dedicated to providing excellent patient care for decades.

Our Team

Our team consists of advanced endoscopy trained and triple board certified gastroenterologists who are credentialed in performing specialized endobariatric procedures. These techniques include  endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG)bariatric revision procedures, and gastric balloon placement. We also offer anti-obesity medications for patients who qualify and a personalized care approach to help maintain weight loss results.

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Dr. Rohit Dhingra, MD, ABOM-D
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Dr. Jennifer Northrop MD, ABOM-D
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Process to Procedure

1) Schedule Consultation

During an office consultation visit, one of our providers will meet with you to discuss your medical history, your journey thus far in achieving weight loss, and your goals. Based on this discussion, we will determine whether you are a good candidate for one of the endobariatric procedures and/or weight loss medication.

2) Pre-Procedure Labs, Payment Plan

Our patient coordinator will work with you to schedule any pre-procedure testing/labs and create a payment plan that works for you.

3) Schedule Procedure

We will work with you to schedule you for your procedure in a safe setting depending on your needs.

4) Day Before Procedure

You will be instructed to be on a clear liquid diet 48 hours prior to your procedure. You will also be prescribed some medications for use before your procedure.

5) Day of Procedure

Please bring your chaperone with you (someone you trust, who will be taking you home after your procedure). When you arrive, you will meet your care team consisting of nurses, anesthesia providers, and your gastroenterologist. You will receive IV fluids and continue the prescribed medications prior to your procedure to help minimize nausea and pain. After your procedure, you can continue the prescribed medications to help alleviate any nausea and pain that you may experience.

6) Post Procedure

You will arrive at our infusion center for IV hydration. We will check in with you at this time about how you are feeling. You will also have scheduled follow ups with us soon after your procedure. Most patients can return to work in less than 1 week after the procedure. You will be given a booklet with instructions regarding your diet and activity. We also offer an aftercare nutritional program to help you through your recovery, tools to help you stay on track, counseling and peace of mind that you are being cared for.

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FDA
Approved

You and your safety are our priority

Here at 4ward Wellness, we put the safety of our patients first. Our approach is entirely FDA approved - from the medications prescribed to the tools used in procedures. Everything is tested and approved. We strive to improve our knowledge and training to give our patients the best care and most advanced solutions in the world of weight loss We move 4ward in our thinking, training and technology to ensure your success.

FDA
Approved

You and your safety are our priority

Here at 4ward Wellness, we put the safety of our patients first. Our approach is entirely FDA approved – from the medications prescribed to the tools used in procedures. Everything is tested and approved. We strive to improve our knowledge and training to give our patients the very best care and most advanced solutions in the world of weight loss
We move 4ward in our thinking, training and technology to ensure your success.

Pricing

Please call our office to schedule a consultation and to learn more about procedure pricing. The initial consultation is $99 and will be applied towards the cost of the procedure upon scheduling.

Pricing

Initial Consultation

$99*

ESG

$11,999*

Bariatric Revisions**

$9,999*

Gastric Balloons

$8,999*

Want to move 4Ward with weight loss?

Your journey to a healthier tomorrow begins today with 4ward Wellness