Advanced Surgical & Bariatrics is proud to offer the gastric balloon from ReShape Lifesciences™ because its advanced interconnected balloon technology was designed with patient comfort and success in mind.
UNFORTUNATELY, WEIGHT-LOSS BALLOONS ARE NOT CURRENTLY COVERED BY INSURANCE, MEANING THAT THIS PROCEDURE IS SELF-PAY ONLY. HOWEVER, WE OFFER FINANCING OPTIONS TO HELP ALL OF OUR PATIENTS REACH THEIR IDEAL WEIGHT.
Is the ReShape Balloon™ Right for You?
It is our goal to help everyone to achieve their personal weight-loss goals. The ReShape Balloon is a great option for those who don’t qualify for bariatric surgery, or just don’t want it. Candidates who are eligible for this procedure generally:
- Have a BMI between 30 and 40
- Have not undergone prior weight-loss surgery
- Are willing to make changes towards a healthy lifestyle
If this sounds like you, then you might be a perfect fit for this non-surgical procedure!
Benefits of the ReShape Balloon
This gastric balloon provides unique benefits unlike any other procedure. This unique, dual-balloon system fits more naturally in the stomach, filling more space while accommodating the natural anatomy. This helps reduce the discomfort and nausea that some patients may feel during the first few days following their procedure.
The ReShape Balloon is completely reversible and requires minimal downtime for recovery. After their procedure, patients receive 12 months of individualized support and coaching to ensure they stay on track towards weight-loss success while the balloon is in AND after its removal!
Patients who lose weight with this gastric balloon may notice other healthy, positive changes in their lives, such as:
- Improvement or remission of weight-related conditions like type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, and COPD
- Better sleep
- Overall improvement of quality of life
- Reduced stress
- More energy
How is the Weight-Loss Balloon Inserted?
This procedure is non-surgical, quick, and painless. In fact, the procedure generally only takes 20 minutes! The process involves 5 steps:
- Patients receive a light sedation – which calms them without putting them to sleep, also known as “twilight sedation.”
- The balloon is inserted through the mouth via an endoscope.
- A saline solution – salt water – is used to fill and inflate the balloon.
- The endoscope is removed from the mouth.
- The patient goes home the same day!
Is the ReShape Balloon™ Safe?
The ReShape Balloon is designed for safety; by using two balloons, its chance of complication is exponentially reduced. In the unlikely event of a balloon rupture, the second, connected balloon holds the device in place in the stomach. Additionally, the saline solution that fills this gastric balloon is dyed blue, quickly indicating a break by changing the color of the patient’s urine.
Advanced Surgical & Bariatrics has a track record of safety. Their team is far below the national average for complication & readmission rates, with zero mortalities. This care and concern goes into the placement of every ReShape Balloon.
The Advanced Surgical & Bariatrics Difference
Our team’s primary goals are patient safety and success. That’s why we always strive to be the best. Since 2008, Dr. Sadek has been ranked as a top surgeon by the Consumers’ Research Council of America. He continues to stay on the cutting-edge of technology and techniques, consistently researching and improving his practice. With his focus on patient safety, satisfaction, and success, it’s no wonder that patients see such amazing results!
Dr. Sadek and his team have an incredible track record with bariatric procedures – being far below the national average for complications and readmissions. Plus, they are the premier team for non-surgical treatments, as well. They have already placed hundreds balloons, with new patients coming in every week. In addition to having the best skills during the procedure, Advanced Surgical & Bariatrics provides the best in aftercare, helping patients get back to their lives and loved ones sooner!