Chattannooga Bariatrics patient Joshua Lynn was featured on the NBC news station WRCB, for his recent weight loss. Joshua is a patient of Dr. Ponce, and has been losing weight with the new ReShape Duo Intragastric Balloon – commonly called the ReShape weight loss balloon.
The ReShape balloon is a nonsurgical option for weight loss. The balloon is placed endoscopically during a procedure that lasts about 15 minutes. The device stays in place for about 6 months, and is then removed. Patients work with the team at Chattanooga Bariatrics during the 6 months with the balloon, and an additional 6 months after the balloon is removed. During this 12 month program, the weight loss experts at our practice help you make eating and lifestyle changes that will work in conjunction with the balloon. Patients who follow the program generally lose 30 – 90 pounds. Dr. Ponce is the first in the region to be offering this weight loss balloon to patients.
Joshua says he chose the balloon because he was looking for a way to kick-start his weight loss, after years of yoyo dieting. You can watch the interview with Joshua and Dr. Ponce here, or you can learn more about the ReShape balloon at Chattanooga Bariatrics here.