Are you having trouble losing weight and keeping it off? Find out how we can help.
We know it isn’t always easy to lose weight. There are so many factors that can affect your body. While it should be as simple as eating right and exercising regularly, sometimes we find that these measures alone just aren’t enough to lose that stubborn fat. If you are feeling frustrated with your weight loss journey and want to find a safe, non-surgical way to shed that weight then our Clarkston, MI, gastroenterologists Dr. Veslav Stecevic, Dr. Mihaela Batke and Dr. Naveen Reddy might just be able to help.
What is ReShape™?
During this nonsurgical procedure, a silicone balloon containing saline is placed into the stomach for half a year to take up space within the stomach to decrease how much food you eat and to help you feel full faster during mealtimes.
How is the ReShape™ balloon placed?
Instead of making an incision into the stomach, our Clarkston, MI, GI doctors will endoscopically insert the balloon through your mouth and into the stomach (This is performed under conscious sedation and IV anesthesia to reduce discomfort and to relax you).
One of the major benefits of getting ReShape™ is that you won’t have to undergo surgery or deal with any downtime after your procedure. You can leave our office right after your treatment and the whole procedure is completed in about 20 minutes.
However, it’s important to note that this gastric balloon will not last forever. You will have to come back in 6 months later to have the balloon removed. This is necessary as the balloon may deflate over time and could cause an intestinal blockage if left over 6 months.
Am I a good candidate for ReShape™?
As with any treatment, there are certain factors that make someone an ideal candidate for treatment. Certain qualifications include a healthy individual who has a body mass index (BMI) between 30 to 40 and who hasn’t been able to successfully lose weight with traditional methods. Those who have already undergone weight loss surgery are not right for this procedure.
Endoscopic Solutions offers a full range of gastroenterological services to both the Livonia, MI, and Clarkston, MI areas. Call our office today and let us know that you are interested in finding out more about ReShape™ and how it might help you. We would be happy to schedule your consultation.