From dieting and exercise to any number of weight loss remedies and fads, it seems like there are endless ways to lose weight. And when many of those methods fail, some people turn to surgery. But even that can be scary and pricey.
The “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star has endured a troubled relationship with food, causing her to pack on the pounds while filming. And after nearly having an anxiety attack, Catania believed it was time turn her life around and try a little-known weight loss procedure that may leave some scratching their heads.
Intragastric balloons were approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2015 for the treatment of obesity in patients with a body mass index (BMI) of between 30 and 40. Depending on the device used, one or two balloons are inserted into the stomach through endoscopy, and then inflated with saline. The balloon takes up space inside the stomach so patients feel full faster and with less food. Patients are advised to follow a medically supervised diet and exercise plan for the six months the device is implanted, and then following its removal, to maintain weight loss.
Natick-based Allurion Technologies has developed a swallowable gastric balloon and is seeking patients for a clinical study of the device. Holyoke Medical Center Weight Management Program is screeningcandidates in this area of the country to try the device, which is marketed under the trademark “Elipse.” Those interested in the study must have a Body Mass Index of 30 or over, which is consider in the obesity range.
Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus are looking for 30 to 40 volunteers to take part in a new clinical trial. They’re testing the world’s first biodegradable balloon you can swallow to lose weight. It’s a less invasive alternative to gastric bypass surgery. Associate professor of gastroenterology at the CU School of Medicine Dr. Shelby Sullivan is leading the trial in Colorado.
Restrictive diets and extensive exercise routines are simply not fun and don’t always work, which oftentimes, makes weight loss one big, endless struggle. Thankfully, there’s another option available for those who feel that diet and exercise alone isn’t giving them the results they desire. The Obalon Balloon System, an FDA-approved treatment to help people achieve long-term weight loss. The nonsurgical treatment begins with a patient swallowing a capsule that contains a small balloon.
Dr. George Merriman announced that he is now offering the Obalon Balloon System, a swallowable, FDA approved, nonsurgical treatment for weight loss. The lightweight balloons occupy space in the stomach so patients eat less. Adult men and women may be a candidate for the Obalon Balloon System if they are 30 to 100 pounds overweight. 3 lightweight, buoyant balloons are placed gradually over 2 months to maximize patient tolerability and facilitate continual weight loss.
A Dallas-area man who used an FDA-approved, non-surgical weight loss tool to transform is body says it helped him lose 40 pounds. The Obalon Balloon System is a swallowable balloon system that inflates inside the person’s stomach, keeping them full from overeating. Patients swallow a pill that contains the balloon, and once inside the stomach, the balloon is filled with nitrogen gas mixture.
As the year turns and resolutions begin to take shape, weight loss is at the forefront of many minds, whether it be to better fit into clothes, offset the risk of health problems, or simply feel better. Unfortunately, losing weight through diet and exercise alone can be challenging for many. While an excellent option for some, alternate weight loss solutions like bariatric surgery are not typically appropriate for patients who don’t need to lose a significant amount of weight. For these patients, La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre is proud to offer the Obalon Balloon System.
The #1 New Year’s resolution is to get healthy and for many people that means losing weight. Now there is a great weight loss tool that is helping patients lose 3 times the weight of traditional weight loss programs. It’s called ORBERA and it’s the #1 weight loss balloon in the world. ORBERA’s balloon technology that takes up space in your stomach, help you feel full and stick to your diet.