Gastric Balloon

Lose extra pounds with the new, non-surgical weight loss procedure. 

The weight loss journey leaves many people with little support or options in the gap between diet and exercise and bariatric surgery. The Nicholson Clinic now offers a solution to patients caught in that gap. Introducing the ORBERA™ Intragastric Balloon and ReShape™ Integrated Dual Balloon System. Both procedures are a quick, outpatient appointment with a one-week recovery period. After six months, the balloon/balloons are deflated and removed through a non-surgical procedure. 

We feel these procedures could greatly benefit those who have attempted more conservative weight reduction alternatives with little success, and be an effective solution for people with a BMI of 27-32. The gastric balloon/s may be a good weight loss option for people who do not qualify or do not want surgery.

The doctors at the Nicholson Clinic are some of the first surgeons in the country to be trained and certified on the gastric balloon procedures. During your consultation, your doctor will ask you about your medical history and perform a physical exam to determine which procedure is best for you. Your doctor will also discuss specific risks of each procedure during your consultation. 

The gastric balloon procedures range from $6,900- $7,700. At this time, this procedure is not covered by insurance. For more details and pricing about the ReShape™ Integrated Dual Balloon System click here.

Call (972) 494-3100 for more information about ORBERA™ Intragastric Balloon or ReShape™ Integrated Dual Balloon System or schedule your appointment today.

Orbera Managed Weight Loss

ORBERA™ Intragastric BalloonThe ORBERA™ Intragastric Balloon is a soft yet durable silicone balloon that is designed to assist adult patients with obesity, in losing and maintaining weight. The thin, deflated balloon is placed into the stomach and then filled with saline until it is about the size of a grapefruit. The balloon stays in the stomach for six months, filling space in the stomach to reinforce proper portion control. It is used in conjunction with a long-term supervised diet and behavior modification program.

The ORBERA™ Intragastric Balloon was approved by the FDA to help people with a BMI of 30-40. In a clinical trial, people who had the gastric balloon procedure lost more than three times the amount of weight as compared with diet and exercise alone within six months and were able to maintain significant weight loss six months after the removal of the device. The gastric balloon procedure allowed patients to achieve 38% excess weight loss. Combine with medication management and the nutrition guidance and fitness tips Nicholson Clinic offers, and you could lose as much as 50 percent of your excess weight in just six months. If further toning and tightening is desired, an abdominal wall reconstruction may be added as well, also leading to further weight loss as well as improved cosmetic appearance.

Watch Dr. Nicholson discuss the ORBERA™ Intragastric Balloon.

* Results will vary.

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ReShape® Integrated Dual BalloonReShape™ Integrated Dual Balloon is a new, FDA approved, non-surgical approach to weight loss that is proven to help people achieve and maintain significant weight loss. It is completely different from any diet, program, or procedure you may have tried or considered before. ReShape was specifically designed for patients with a lower BMI (between 30–40).

With ReShape, 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.

Click here for more details and pricing about the ReShape™ Integrated Dual Balloon System.

Transitioning to Life Without the Balloons: ReShape™ Integrated Dual Balloon Procedure.

* Results will vary.

Women who are pregnant, planning to become pregnant within six months, or breastfeeding should not receive the gastric balloon procedures. Complications that may result from the gastric balloon procedures include the risks associated with any endoscopic procedure and those associated with the medications and methods used in these procedures, as well as your ability to tolerate a foreign object placed in your stomach. Some patients are ineligible to receive the gastric balloon/s. During your consultation, your doctor will determine your eligibility for the device.

For more information about ORBERA™ Intragastric Balloon, or ReShape® Integrated Dual Balloon System, or to schedule an appointment, call us today at (972) 494-3100.

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