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ZMD Center for Face & Body is excited to be the first in Tampa to offer the FIRST and ONLY swallowable, FDA-approved 3-balloon system for weight loss.

Brian K. Zebrowski, MD FACS is committed to the health and well-being of his patients through a team approach that includes weight loss surgery, diet, exercise, and educational support. Dr. Zebrowski is a firm believer that the goal of weight loss surgery is long-term success, not just surgery. He firmly believes that individualized patient care is of paramount importance.

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Considering weight loss surgery? BMC has you covered.

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Considering weight loss surgery?

If you or someone you know struggles with obesity, you understand the struggles of endless weight loss programs that have shown no results, exhaustion from small tasks and the increase of various health risks due to weight.

The Weight Loss Surgery Program at Boston Medical Center offers several procedures for managing weight and weight related health problems. Typically, patients with a BMI greater than 40 can qualify.

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Weight Loss: Get the skinny on ReShape

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For a good number of individuals, one or a combination of these measures are helping them lose weight and keep it off. But for far more people, these efforts are ineffective or even unhealthy. Why aren’t these traditional methods working? For the simple reasons that they rely heavily on will power and resolve (resources that can be tough to maintain over the long run), some involve severe, unsustainable restrictions and, most important of all, they rarely address the complex range of behaviors that lead to weight gain.

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See if this New Weight Loss Procedure is Right for You

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LUBBOCK, TX – If you’ve struggled to lose weight and have a high BMI, this new weight loss procedure may be right for you.

The Obalon procedure consists of swallowing a capsule with a balloon inside. Once the capsule settles in your stomach, the balloon expands and takes up room in your stomach, making you feel less hungry.

Three balloons are swallowed over a three month period and are easily removed by using a flexible micro-catheter.

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How One Dad Lost 25 Pounds By Having Balloons Put in His Stomach

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How One Dad Lost 25 Pounds

A likable guy carrying around more than a few extra pounds, found new enthusiasm for life with three little balloons. But, not the kind you let go of into the air. Here’s how the Obalon Balloon System changed the day-to-day reality of husband and dad, Eric Wilson.

In many ways, Eric Wilson of Dallas is your typical guy. Content with life, he’s got a great job, a great wife, and adorable kids, who often speak the truth that others are too polite to mention. It was Wilson’s kids (and a less-than-flattering photograph) that finally convinced the dad of three to trade in contented for ecstatic, by doing something about the spare tire he was sporting around his middle.

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Jump Start Long Term Weight Loss

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Jump Start Long Term Weight Loss

ZMD Center for Face & Body is excited to be the first in Tampa to offer the FIRST and ONLY swallowable, FDA-approved 3-balloon system for weight loss.

Brian K. Zebrowski, MD FACS is committed to the health and well-being of his patients through a team approach that includes weight loss surgery, diet, exercise, and educational support. Dr. Zebrowski is a firm believer that the goal of weight loss surgery is long-term success, not just surgery.

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These balloons don’t come with birthday cake, but they might help you lose weight

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they might help you lose weight

obese adults swallow a capsule which is then remotely filled with gas via a micro-catheter. No sedation is required and each treatment takes about 10 minutes. A fully inflated balloon is about the size of an orange and weighs approximately the same as a penny.

Over the course of three months, a total of three balloons is placed in the patient’s stomach. After a weight loss period of six months, all three balloons are removed via an outpatient endoscopy under light conscious sedation.

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New weight loss method involves swallowing balloons

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About a year ago, Cathy Adler noticed she was gaining weight and couldn’t lose it. So, three weeks ago, the 65-year-old Fishkill resident swallowed the first of three balloons. Then, two weeks in she swallowed the second balloon.

Once the balloons are down, Adler’s gastroenterologist pumped a nitrogen air mixture through a catheter to inflate the balloon in her stomach and then removes the catheter. The balloons help keep the patient feeling full.

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Balloon-Pill Weight-Loss Treatment Gains Converts

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Balloon-pill weight-loss treatment gains converts

FORT MYERS, Fla. Jim Milner credits three balloon-filled pills for helping him lose 51 pounds in five months.

He’s an early user of a new FDA-approved treatment marketed by Obalon, a San Diego-based medical technology company. Once the pills are in the stomach, the capsules dissolve, leaving just the balloons.

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Lasting Weight Loss: Are Stomach Balloons the Answer?

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Lasting Weight Loss: Are Stomach Balloons the Answer?

Obesity is one of the most serious health problems worldwide. In the U.S., a whopping 1 in 3 adults is considered obese, and 2 in 3 are either obese or overweight by clinical definitions.

It’s estimated that by 2030 more than half the world’s population will be overweight or obese. Associated health problems include certain types of cancer, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, osteoarthritis, and high blood pressure.

Despite wide acceptance by physicians, weight loss surgery like the gastric bypass procedure has been largely rejected by health care consumers. Only 1 to 2 percent of people who qualify for weight loss surgery decide to have it. For the other 99 percent, the idea of permanently changing their bodies and the risk of life-threatening complications aren’t worth the potential for weight loss.

Read More Source: lifezette.com