The Best Non-Surgical Weight Loss Procedure in Chicago: ReShape by Barrington Surgeons
Is relying on diet and exercise alone not helping you reach your weight loss goals? Kick-start your weight loss journey with the ReShape Procedure. ReShape is a new, FDA-approved, non-surgical weight loss procedure that is proven to help people achieve and maintain significant weight loss.
A non-surgical weight loss procedure you can trust.
Barrington Surgeons was the first in Illinois to place the ReShape intragastric balloon. FDA approved in 2015, the ReShape procedure is intended for patients with a body mass index (BMI) between 30–40 kg/m2. Depending on your height, this generally corresponds to being 30 to 100 pounds overweight. In a recent study, patients lost more than twice as much weight, 28 lbs average, with the ReShape procedure than those who use diet and exercise alone. Our practice has seen even greater weight loss in our patients. Most ReShape patients keep the weight off or continue to lose, even after the balloons are removed.
How does the ReShape procedure work?
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With the ReShape procedure, two connected balloons filled with saline (salt water) are placed temporarily inside your stomach via endoscopy in an outpatient medical setting. The non-invasive weight loss procedure lasts about 20 minutes while you are comfortably sedated under light anesthesia. The balloons remain in the stomach for six months, helping you lose weight and encouraging healthy eating habits by taking up room in your stomach. You can still eat the healthy foods you enjoy, but the balloons act as built-in portion control, helping you feel full and less hungry.
Contact us today to see if you are a candidate for the ReShape weight loss procedure.
The benefits of the ReShape procedure balloon.
The ReShape procedure may be a good non-surgical weight loss option for people who do not want or do not qualify for surgery.
ReShape vs. Orbera gastric balloon procedure
We believe the ReShape procedure balloon may be superior to its current competitor on the market, the Orbera intragastric balloon. First, the ReShape dual balloon has a higher fill volume so it will occupy more space in your stomach, compared with the Orbera, to help you feel full. Second, we believe the shape of the ReShape balloon is more anatomic and will lead to a lower incidence of unpleasant side effects while the balloon is in place. Last and probably most importantly, there were no reported migrations of the ReShape balloon in the initial U.S. trial. A 1.4% migration rate out of the stomach has been reported for the Orbera balloon. A migration of the balloon out of the stomach could potentially result in an intestinal obstruction. The Reshape dual balloon design may contribute to its 0% migration rate as two balloons would likely need to rupture for migration to occur. Another safety feature of the ReShape balloon is that it is filled with methylene blue and saline. You will know if a balloon ruptures because your urine will change color, and you can notify your surgeon.
One full year of personalized coaching. Post-procedure.
At Barrington Surgeons, we know that weight loss is not just a simple procedure but also a lifestyle change, and we are committed to helping you achieve your personal goals. That’s why you will also receive a full year of personalized coaching from our dedicated physicians and monthly nutritionist visits to support your success and help you make the changes that will encourage a lifetime of healthy living. We know that each individual has their own challenges and goals, so we personalize each coaching program to help you maximize the results of your hard work and dedication to making a positive change in your lifestyle.
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Decide if ReShape is the best non-surgical weight loss option for you.
Barrington Surgeons is a full-service bariatric program. We recognize that in the treatment of obesity, like in the treatment of other diseases, different approaches are appropriate for different patients depending on each patient’s unique medical history and desires. We also offer the laparoscopic adjustable gastric band, roux en y gastric bypass, and sleeve gastrectomy.
Contact us and find out how you can benefit from the best non-surgical weight loss procedure available and make a change today.