For some people on a journey to lose weight, it may seem like a big gap between weight loss with diet and exercise alone and jumping to bariatric surgery. Weight loss procedures like gastric sleeve and gastric bypass are ideal for patients with a body mass index (BMI) of at least 35, but what about those who are still considered overweight with a BMI in the 27 to 32 range?
Nicholson Clinic offers a solution to patients caught in that gap — the gastric balloon. The FDA-approved ReShape™ Integrated Dual Balloon System is one of two gastric balloon options we offer our patients. Gastric balloon procedures are performed in a quick, outpatient appointment with a one-week recovery period. During this non-surgical procedure, the ReShape balloons are inserted through your mouth (endoscopy) with no incisions or scars. They are then inflated to reduce stomach capacity. Unliike weight loss surgeries, ReShape is not permanent and does not alter the anatomy of the digestive system. After six months, the balloon/balloons are deflated and removed through a non-surgical procedure.
Gastric balloon procedures range from $6,900 to $7,700 and are not covered by insurance. To learn more about ReShape and pricing for this procedure, click here.
If you have attempted more conservative weight loss alternatives with little success and do not qualify or do not want weight loss surgery, the gastric balloon may be an effective solution to help you lose weight. Contact Nicholson Clinic today and schedule your ReShape procedure by March 30, 2018 to receive a $1,500 rebate on your ReShape procedure.
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