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Weight Loss Services

Weight Loss Services

  • Overview
  • Procedure
  • Eligibility and Getting Started
  • Support
  • Weight Loss Without Surgery

    Would you like to reshape your future, lose weight and achieve a healthier lifestyle? Then this new FDA approved procedure and non-surgical approach to weight loss, that is proven to help people achieve and maintain significant weight loss, might be right for you. This procedure was specifically designed for patients with a lower BMI (between 30–40).

    Two connected balloons filled with saline (salt water) are placed temporarily inside your stomach in an outpatient medical setting. The procedure lasts about 20 minutes while you are comfortably sedated under light anesthesia. An endoscope is used to insert the balloons into the stomach, and saline is used to inflate the balloons when they are properly positioned. Once the balloons are inflated, the endoscope is removed and the insertion procedure is complete. The balloons remain in the stomach for 6 months.

    When filled with saline, the balloons help you lose weight and encourage healthy eating habits by taking up room in your stomach, so there is less space for food. 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.

     
    After six months, the balloons are deflated and removed during a similar endoscopic procedure.

  • Two connected, medical-grade and saline-filled balloons are placed inside your stomach for six months. The dual balloon is designed to take up room in your stomach, which creates a feeling of fullness and may help you feel satisfied with less food. The dual balloon is designed to conform to the curvature of the stomach for comfort, and also includes an anti-migration feature, so if one balloon deflates, the second balloon prevents the device from passing into the intestines for increased safety.

    The balloon placement is completed endoscopically, without surgery, in an outpatient setting.  There are no incisions, scars, or permanent changes to your digestive system. The procedure is completely reversible, and patients are often able to return to work and normal activities in just a few days.

    The balloons are a weight loss jump-start. Many patients experience rapid weight loss initially, providing the motivation required to keep going and make the changes stick. You also receive a full year of personalized coaching to support your success and help you make the changes that will encourage a lifetime of healthy living.

  • Is this procedure right for you?

    This non-surgical procedure is for people who meet the following requirements:

    • BMI between 30-40 with a co-morbidity (such as diabetes, high blood pressure)
    • No previous weight loss surgery
    • Willingness to make changes to support a healthy lifestyle
    • This is a self-pay procedure not covered by insurance.

    Call our weight loss referral specialist for more information at: 952.428.0940

  • One Year of Comprehensive Coaching and Support

    This method combines the portion-controlling benefits of the balloons with comprehensive coaching to change your eating habits, enhance your physical fitness, and help you adopt a healthy lifestyle that supports long-term success. While the balloons are inside your stomach, you will meet (monthly) with coaches and receive personalized nutrition, fitness, and behavior guidance to help maximize your success. After the balloons are removed, you will continue to meet with your coaching team to make sure that you maintain your healthy lifestyle to reach your goals. With ongoing coaching support, most patients maintain their weight loss or continue to lose weight.

    Patients also have access to a “Patient Portal,” a comprehensive tool that has everything you need to track your success. You will also receive a Fitbit and scale, connected to your portal profile. The portal includes: weight logging, food logging, activity tracking, goal setting, articles and recipes, community forums, important reminders, and the ability to easily share data with your doctor.

    Call our weight loss referral specialist for more information at: 952.428.0940