As a weight loss professional, you know there isn’t a “one size fits all” option when it comes to dealing with obesity. Some patients are very motivated when it comes to losing weight and may only need a simple intragastric balloon procedure to help them shed extra weight. Most patients, however, need extra help when trying to lose weight, especially when it comes to nutrition. They need insight and direction on how to eat, when to eat, and how diet directly impacts their ability to lose weight.
Doctors Swarnjit Singh and Brendan Levy at the Gastrotrim Center in Chandler, AZ began to notice more and more how their obesity patients needed help with both aspects of weight loss, and now offer the ReShape® weight loss program at their practice. Approved by the FDA for adult patients with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 to 40, the ReShape non-surgical weight loss program incorporates three key components to help patients lose weight without permanently altering their anatomy: a dual weight loss gastric balloon that has a higher filling capacity than any single gastric balloon, a year of comprehensive coaching to support success and a healthy lifestyle, plus tools and education to help patients keep the weight off for good.
“The procedure is very quick and safe,” said Dr. Levy. “It’s a 10-minute endoscopy, so the camera [goes] into the stomach. Then we pass the un-inflated balloons into the stomach at the same time, inflate the balloons with just normal water, and they stay there for six months. Then we take them out with the same procedure – a 10-minute sedated procedure.”
Dr. Levy goes on to explain how patients in his practice have experienced an average weight loss of 25 to 50 pounds within the first six months, but it can be more, depending on the patient and how much effort they put into their personalized program.
Clinical data has shown that ReShape patients have lost up to 81 pounds in six months and have benefited from a multitude of advantages that are linked to weight loss, including improved health, reduced risk of serious illnesses, improved quality of life, and improved psychological health.
To learn more about how you can help overweight patients with a BMI of 30 to 40 achieve life-changing weight loss without surgery, visit pro.reshapeready.com or click here for more information on ReShape and how it can help your practice grow.