Gastric Balloon for Weight Loss
When you’re serious about losing weight and improving your health, theReShape® Procedure is a smart choice. Our unique dual balloon design and comprehensive fitness, nutrition, and lifestyle coaching work together to help you achieve your goals. Clinically proven, ReShape is helping people around the world lose weight and keep it off. But perhaps most importantly, our patients are embracing their futures, improving their health, and feeling more confident than ever.
THE THREE PHASES OF RESHAPE
The ReShape Procedure was developed for people who want to achieve significant weight loss and are ready to adopt a new, healthy lifestyle to keep the weight off for good. ReShapeprovides a personalized pathway broken down into three phases over 12 months. Each phase is specifically designed to assist you at key stages during your weight loss journey.
Your weight loss journey begins with a personalized evaluation. You’ll start receiving the education you need to prepare you for success.
During this phase, the two balloons are inserted in your stomach. They will remain in place for six months, helping to control portion size and curb appetite. With the balloons’ help, paired with personalized coaching, you’ll focus on healthy eating, exercise, and lifestyle habits to maximize your success. The balloons are removed from your stomach at six months.
After the balloons are removed, you’ll continue receiving support to help you achieve and maintain your optimal weight and healthy lifestyle.
HOW IT WORKS
With ReShape, your doctor will gently insert the balloons through your mouth (endoscopically), with no incisions or scars.
Unlike weight loss surgeries, ReShape is not a permanent implant and does not permanently reroute your digestive system.
Insertion of the balloons is completed in about 20 minutes, with no hospital stay required. You can get in and out and on your way to weight loss.
BEFORE AND AFTER RESHAPE:
Is the procedure covered by insurance?
Currently, the ReShape Procedure is not covered by insurance, but we do have financing options that can bring the costs down to an affordable monthly payment. Patients may also use a tax-free Health Savings Account (HSA) to pay for the procedure.
How much does it cost?
The cost for the ReShape Procedure is $8,000.
The cost not only covers the ReShape balloon insertion and removal procedures, it also covers the full year of monthly coaching sessions and use of the ReShape Patient Portal during and after completion of the program. If you want to schedule an appointment, we will provide you with a specific breakdown of costs and more information when we meet with you.
Is the procedure safe?
The safety and effectiveness of the ReShape Procedure was studied in a clinical trial and was granted FDA approval in the United States. The balloons are made from medical grade silicone and filled with saline, materials that are safe for the human body. It has a special dual balloon design that was developed to improve the safety of an intragastric balloon. Safety is obviously a very important issue for our doctors as well as you.
How much weight will I lose?
The amount of weight you lose with the ReShape Procedure will depend on your level of commitment in changing your behaviors and following the dietary guidance. It is important that you know that the program is a tool to help you, not a guaranteed magic solution. Results will vary, but in the ReShape clinical trial, patients committed to the program lost up to 72 pounds over 12 months.
Can the dual balloon stay in longer than six months?
The ReShape Balloon has only been tested to last six months. Therefore, it is critical that you come in and have the balloon removed at the six month appointment. You will continue dietary coaching and support for six months following the balloon removal to encourage you to continue to lose weight and keep it off.
Do people keep the weight off?
In the clinical trial, two-thirds of patients maintained or continued to lose weight after the dual balloon was removed. Patients were not followed beyond one year. People who are committed and engaged in the program, attend the monthly coaching sessions, and make the necessary changes to adopt healthy eating habits will have the best chance at keeping the weight off.
Which doctor will perform my procedure?
Dr. Shahla Rah have been trained on the ReShape Procedure and are accepting appointments. Can I make an appointment for you?
How much time would I need to take off of work?
We recommend taking at least two or three days off from work just to let your body get used to the feeling of the balloons. With ReShape, there’s very little downtime. Many patients can perform routine tasks like driving, housework, and walking very soon after the procedure. Most patients experience some nausea and vomiting after the insertion, which is why we do recommend a few days of rest after the procedure.