The ReShape gastric balloon is offered in our California offices. The balloon placement procedure takes less than 30 minutes, and is done under light sedation. While the patient is asleep, our doctors place the balloon in the stomach using a thin tube that goes down the throat. The balloon is then filled with saline. After 6 months in place, the balloon is removed in a similar procedure in our offices.
Patients often find that they lose weight quickly at first with the balloon, which can bring extra motivation through the process. After the balloon is removed, we’ll work with you to maintain your weight loss or continue to lose weight using the new lifestyle changes you’ve made.