ReShape gastric balloon is a non-surgical weight loss procedure used to achieve and maintain weight loss.
The treatment involves the placement of two balloons inside your stomach coupled with a weight-loss therapy program for 12 months.
It is recommended for those who have a high BMI (30-40), find diet and exercise inadequate to lose weight,anddo not qualify for surgical weight loss procedures or wish to avoid them.
The procedure is reversible and does not involve changing the body’s anatomy.
The ReShape gastric balloon is placed endoscopicallyduring an outpatient procedure under mild anesthesia and sedation. It consists of two connected balloons which are introduced into the stomach through the mouth.The balloons are then filled with saline to reduce the space within the stomach and produce a feeling of fullness, encouraging you to eat smaller meals. The ReShape gastric balloon is kept in place for a period of 6 months during which you are offeredpersonalized advice on diet and exercise. The balloon helps initiate the process of weight loss.
The program extendsfor another 6 months after its removal to help youmaintainthe healthy lifestyle choices and sustain your weight loss.
Benefits of the Gastric Balloon
Non-surgical, done endoscopically
Does not alter your anatomy or reroute digestive system