ReShape™ Non-Surgical Weight Loss
What Is ReShape™ for Weight Loss?
The ReShape™ Integrated Dual Balloon System is a non-surgical weight loss procedure that is FDA approved for patients with mild to moderate obesity. This next-generation technology offers patients struggling to lose weight with an effective method of feeling fuller—without the need for bariatric surgery. Similar to the ORBERA™ Managed Weight Loss System, the ReShape procedure does not permanently alter the digestive system, and it allows for the balloons to be removed before or at the conclusion of the six-month treatment period.
The ReShape procedure is designed to assist patients in their weight loss journey and provide long-lasting results through sustainable lifestyle changes. In clinical trials, patients lost over twice the amount of weight with ReShape than when only focusing on diet and exercise.
Am I a Candidate for the ReShape Procedure?
Since ReShape is a minimally invasive procedure, patients who do not want to pursue having weight loss surgery or are not candidates for surgery are often eligible for the intragastric balloon system. Ideal patients for the ReShape procedure are those who can relate to the following:
- Have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30-40 with a comorbidity
- Are not losing weight despite a nutritious diet and regular exercise
- Are looking for a long-term approach to weight loss
What Can I Expect in the ReShape Weight Loss Procedure?
The ReShape Integrated Dual Balloon System is an outpatient procedure that only requires patients to be lightly sedated. The process begins with the dual silicone balloons being inserted via an endoscope through the mouth and throat and placed into the stomach. A saline solution then inflates the balloons, and the endoscope is carefully removed. The ReShape procedure is typically completed in 20 minutes.
Since two balloons are employed, there is a higher filling capacity than similar systems that only have one gastric balloon, helping patients feel fuller with less food. The balloons remain in the stomach for six months, after which they are removed using a similar process to when they were originally inserted but under general anesthesia. Throughout the procedure, no incisions are used, resulting in no scarring.
While the ReShape intragastric balloons remain in the stomach for six months, patients will participate in medically-supervised food and exercise coaching. This helps promote long-term success with the lifestyle changes adopted during treatment. Once the balloons are removed, patients will continue with their coaching program for an additional six months.
Is the ReShape Intragastric Balloon System Safe?
The ReShape procedure is FDA approved to trigger weight loss in a safe and controlled manner. The connected, dual system reduces the risk of the balloons deflating and migrating into the intestines, where they would ultimately require surgery for removal. As an added benefit, the ReShape intragastric balloons have been specially designed to conform to the natural shape of the stomach, allowing for the utmost patient comfort without the need to limit physical activities during treatment.
How Much Does the ReShape Procedure Cost?
The cost of the ReShape non-surgical weight loss procedure will vary based on the expertise of the doctor and the geographic location of the practice. A personalized quote will be provided during the consultation process with our experienced bariatric surgeons to help patients budget for their procedure. Payment and financing options can also be discussed during the consultation.