ReShape® Weight Loss Balloon
For those who are serious about losing weight and improving their health, the new ReShape® procedure was developed as a proven way to achieve significant weight loss.
General Surgeon Jonathan Pulido, M.D., is the first physician in Northeastern Ohio to offer the ReShape® Integrated Dual Balloon System, which is an FDA approved, first-of-its-kind, non-surgical weight loss procedure for people with mild to moderate obesity.
Who is a Candidate?
ReShape® is a proven pathway to weight loss, and was specially designed for adults who haven't reached their weight loss goals through diet and exercise alone, and who do not want or qualify for bariatric surgery. The ReShape® procedure has been approved for patients with:
A BMI between 30-40, and a co-existing condition (such as diabetes or high blood pressure). Calculate your BMI below.
No previous weight loss surgery
A willingness to make healthy lifestyle changes
How ReShape® Works
ReShape® provides individuals with a non-surgical, reversible option for weight loss; along with the tools to encourage new healthy habits and achieve lasting results.
The ReShape® Dual Balloon is inserted into the stomach during a short outpatient procedure, while the patient is comfortably sedated under light anesthesia. An endoscope is used to place the uninflated balloons into the stomach; then saline (salt water) is used to inflate the balloons when they are properly positioned. The dual balloon system is designed to improve safety and more comfortably conform to the shape of the stomach.
The balloons remain in the stomach for six months, and act as a built-in portion control, helping the person feel full and less hungry. There are no incisions, scars or permanent changes to the digestive system. The procedure is completely reversible, and patients are often able to return to work and their normal activities in just a few days.
The ReShape® procedure has 3 phases:
While the dual balloons are inside the stomach and for the six months after the balloons' removal, patients receive frequent, in-office coaching sessions that include:
Customized coaching based on their progress
Diet and exercise support
Body composition and weight measurements
Review of their targets and online support
Behavioral and emotional support, as needed
In addition, patients have access to the ReShape® Patient Portal, which is an online support resource that provides tools and information to help patients track weight loss, diet and exercise; along with an online community where ReShape® patients have the option to interact with each other. Patients also receive a Fitbit® wireless scale and activity tracker that will connect with an app or web portal, to assist with tracking their weight, activity and calorie consumption.
With ongoing coaching support, most patients maintain their weight loss or continue to lose weight. In a recent study, patients lost more than twice as much weight with ReShape® than with diet and exercise alone. Most ReShape® patients keep their weight off or continue to lose, even after the balloons are removed.
ReShape® Success Stories
For more information about ReShape®, contact Dr. Pulido at Salem General Surgery, 330-337-2868; or visit www.salemgeneralsurgery.com or www.ReShapeReady.com.