Dramatic Weight Loss Without Surgery
Gastric balloons make it possible for us to help people lose large amounts of weight without invasive surgery. We offer ReShape® and Obalon® gastric balloon procedures.
The ReShape procedure was developed for people who want to achieve significant weight loss and are ready to adopt a new, healthy lifestyle to keep the weight off for good. ReShape provides a personalized pathway in three phases over 12 months. Each phase assists you at key stages during your weight loss journey.
Your weight loss journey begins with a personalized evaluation. You’ll start receiving the education you need to prepare for success.
During this phase, we insert a balloon in your stomach. They will remain in place for six months, helping to control portion size and curb your appetite. With the balloons’ help and personalized coaching, you’ll focus on healthy eating, exercise and positive lifestyle habits to maximize your success. We will remove the balloons from your stomach after six months.
After the balloons are removed, you’ll continue receiving support to help you achieve and maintain your optimal weight and healthy lifestyle.
Clinically proven ReShape is helping people around the world lose weight and keep it off. But perhaps most importantly, our DDCOC patients are embracing their futures, improving their health and feeling more confident than ever.
The Obalon® Gastric Balloon That You Simply Swallow for Weight Loss
An alternative to weight loss surgery, the Obalon Balloon System is the first and only FDA-approved swallowable balloon system for proven weight loss. The Obalon Balloon takes up space in your stomach so you eat less. We place three balloons in your stomach for a six-month nonsurgical treatment, combined with a professionally supervised nutrition and exercise program for optimal weight loss. Patients in the clinical study lost twice as much weight as with diet and exercise alone.
How Obalon Works
The Obalon system helps you change your eating habits and keep weight off for the long term. According to the Obalon Clinical Study, an average of 89% of weight lost was kept off at one year (6 months after balloon removal), when combined with a moderate intensity diet and exercise program. The placement of each Obalon balloon typically takes less than 10 minutes and doesn't require sedation. In your physician’s office, you swallow up to three capsules containing small balloons, and then your physician inflates them. After six months, all three balloons are removed in one procedure under light sedation. The removal procedure typically takes up to 15 minutes.
Change Your Lifestyle For Success
The Obalon Balloon System can help your weight loss efforts, but your success is also dependent on your willingness to develop new lifestyle skills. Your long-term weight loss will depend on your ability to modify your lifestyle and maintain this behavior after the balloons are removed.
Are You a Candidate for the Obalon Balloon System?
You are if you have a body mass index (BMI) from 30 to 40 kg/m2 (30 to 100 pounds overweight) and are 22 years or older.
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