The ReShape Procedure is a new, FDA-approved and nonsurgical 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. The ReShape procedure was specifically designed for patients with a lower body mass index (BMI) between 30 and 40. ReShape may be a good weight loss option for people who do not qualify or do not want surgery.
With ReShape, two connected balloons filled with saline (salt water) are placed temporarily inside your stomach endoscopically, in an outpatient medical setting. The procedure lasts about 20 minutes while you are comfortably sedated under light anesthesia. Once the balloons are inflated, the endoscope is removed and the insertion procedure is complete. The balloons remain in the stomach for six months.
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 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.
One Year of Comprehensive Counseling and Support
ReShape combines the portion-controlling benefits of the balloons with comprehensive counseling 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 counselors 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 counseling team to make sure that you maintain your healthy lifestyle to reach your goals. With ongoing counseling support, most patients maintain their weight loss or continue to lose weight.
Patients also have access to the ReShape Patient Portal, a comprehensive tool that has everything you need to track your success. The portal includes:
- Activity tracking
- Articles and recipes
- Community forums
- Food logging
- Goal setting
- Important reminders
- The ability to easily share data with your doctor
- Weight logging
Life-Changing Weight Loss Without Surgery
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 counseling to support your success, and help you make the changes that will encourage a lifetime of healthy living.
ReShape is a proven way to achieve significant weight loss. In a recent study, patients lost more than twice as much weight with ReShape than with diet and exercise alone.1 Most ReShape patients keep the weight off or continue to lose, even after the balloons are removed.
If you do not want or do not qualify for surgery, the ReShape Procedure may be a good option for you.
1. Ponce J, Woodman G, Swain J, et al; for the REDUCE Pivotal Trial Investigators. The REDUCE pivotal trial: a prospective, randomized controlled pivotal trial of a dual intragastric balloon for the treatment of obesity [published online ahead of print December 16, 2014]. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2014. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2014. 12.006.