Chattanooga Bariatrics and Dr. Jaime Ponce were featured on ABC News9, in association with the ReShape Balloon. We were the first practice in the US to offer ReShape for weightloss.
The news article says:
“According to the CDC More than 78.6 million adults are obese. Thanks to a successful clinical trial, moderately obese people who are 30 to 40 pounds overweight have another tool to help them lose weight. The FDA just approved a new tool that is now being used in the Scenic City to combat obesity. Dr. Jamie Ponce, MD, FACS, a doctor at Chattanooga Bariatrics was the first in the United States to perform the non-surgical ReShape Dual Balloon system procedure and believes this is a game-changer for so many patients.
‘We can only have diets on one side or surgery on the other side and we didn’t have anything in between to offer these patients. It is exciting to have something to offer to these patients and also to offer it in Chattanooga,’ said Dr. Ponce.
Dr. Jamie Ponce was the first doctor in the United States to complete the ReShape Dual Balloon system procedure last week. The entire procedure took 11 minutes to complete on the first patient.”
You can also watch the video and read the full article here.