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ReShape Lifesciences Announces Coverage of Dual Balloon

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“Obesity is an epidemic with a global economic impact of over $2 trillion, and obese adults spend over 40% more on healthcare than those at a healthy weight,” said Dan Gladney, President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of ReShape Lifesciences. “More and more employers are understanding that the welfare and productivity of their companies and their ability to control corporate costs are tied to the health of their workers. We are so excited for ReShape Lifesciences to be recognized as part of the solution for this large corporate entity and we will continue to leverage favorable coverage determinations such as this one to both direct our marketing activities and to obtain additional corporate coverage decisions for our products.”

Read More Source: Cision PR Newswire

Ways to Turn Your Weight Loss Resolution into a Reality

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If you have a lot of weight to lose in the New Year, it may feel like an insurmountable challenge, especially if you have struggled with weight loss before. Here are a few ways to turn your resolution into a reality.

Get Moving

These are more ways than ever to get moving these days — from video games that encourage movement to online portals that allow users to try out different local exercise classes commitment-free.

Read More Source: Valley Morning Star

Is Bariatric Surgery Right for You?

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We all know about the myriad of procedures used to restore a more youthful facial appearance, but metabolically there is a danger far worse than a few wrinkles or frown lines—it’s the issue of weight gain. For some, dietary and nutritional changes can maintain a balance, but for those that are severely overweight, bariatric surgery may be their key to leading a happier, healthier life.

The bariatric surgery approach is a proven, well-documented method that both saves and changes lives—but is it for you? When deciding if bariatric surgery is the right choice, know that the team of bariatric surgery experts at University of Miami Hospital has received the Healthgrades Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award for six years in a row, being recognized in the top five percent of bariatric surgery programs in the nation.

Read More Source: MIAMI'S COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS

ZMD Center’s Dietitians

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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.

Read More Source: Day Time

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.

Read More Source: The Bay State Banner

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.

Read More Source: Daily Press

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.

Read More Source: everythinglubbock.com

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.

Read More Source: Reader's Digest

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.

Read More Source: News Channel 8

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.

Read More Source: Metro