Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District (PMHD) in San Diego now offers the ReShape® weight loss balloon system for people with mild to moderate obesity. According to Dr. Oscar Lopez of PMHD, the ReShape weight loss balloon is designed for patients with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 to 40.
The dual ReShape weight loss balloons are inserted into the stomach through a non-invasive endoscopic procedure and then filled with saline. The balloons remain in the stomach for six months and are designed to act as a form of portion control. After six months, the balloons are removed, and patients continue to be monitored by Dr. Lopez and his staff, including a nutritionist. ReShape patients are also provided with an activity tracker to help them stay on track with their weight loss goals.
According to Dr. Lopez, the ReShape weight loss balloons have been more effective than diet and exercise alone in clinical studies.
“During the initial studies, the most weight lost was 72 pounds,” said Lopez. Dr. Lopez also added that average weight losses were usually higher for those with the dual weight loss balloon than not.
Learn more as Dr. Lopez explains why the ReShape weight loss balloon procedure is ideal for patients with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 to 40, and how it keeps them accountable with nutritional coaching, and post-operative monitoring.
With ReShape, you can offer your BMI 30 to 40 patients a new option for weight loss. To help patients with mild to moderate obesity lose weight and keep it off, the dual ReShape weight loss balloons are paired with one year of comprehensive fitness, nutrition, and lifestyle coaching. Learn how you can reach a new population of patients and help them reach their weight loss goals with the ReShape dual weight loss balloon.