Weight Loss Balloon drponce
Some patients are interested in a non-surgical approach to treating obesity. Previously there has not been a safe, effective non-surgical option, but a new device has just been approved. We are happy to offer the “ReShape Integrated Dual Balloon System.”
A true expert
Before receiving approval, the balloon device was studied using clinical trials. Dr. Jaime Ponce was the lead principal investigator of the study that led to the FDA approval of ReShape balloon, and has presented data about the balloon at multiple national conferences. He is well-familiar with the benefits, risks, and process involved with succeeding at weight loss with the balloon.
The ReShape balloon has been approved for patients with a BMI between 30 & 40. To estimate your BMI, you can use this chart. Patients whose BMIs fall into the red area are candidates for the ReShape balloon. Candidates must also have one obesity-related health condition such as diabetes or high blood pressure.
This balloon is a non-surgical procedure because it is placed “endoscopically.” This means that a tube is inserted down the throat, into the patient’s stomach and the balloon is placed with that tube. Placing the balloon generally takes under 10 minutes and is performed under light sedation.
Once placed, the balloon is filled with saline. The ReShape Dual Balloon looks like 2 attached balloons. Approved as a temporary device only, the balloon is removed in a similar procedure, within 6 months of being placed.
The ReShape Procedure is not a cure for obesity. It helps with weight loss. During your time with the balloon, you will have the chance to develop new lifestyle skills. Working hard on these new habits will give you the best chance of losing weight. The ReShape Procedure has three parts:
Once every month for 6 months you will meet with the staff at our practice. At each monthly meeting, you will receive that treatment and more, including:
Customized coaching based on your progress
Review of your ReShape Patient Portal
Body composition and weight measurements
Review of your targets and online support
Behavioral and emotional support in one-on-one or group sessions as needed
Your program includes the full 6 months of support with ReShape’s online tools like food trackers, recipes, forums, and reminders. All patients will get a Fitbit® wireless scale and activity tracker that will connect with an app or web portal. This will help them track their weight, activity and calorie consumption. That information will be provided to our staff so we can discuss goals and achievements.
Weight loss balloon cost
The cost of the one year comprehensive program is $6799*. This not only includes the device, insertion and removal procedures (surgeon, anesthesia, and facility), Fitbit Scale and Activity Tracker, but a full 6 months of follow up with our highly trained medical and nutritional staff members. Financing is available.
*$6799 is the discounted cash pay price if paid by cashier’s check or money order. The total cost of the procedure is $6999.