ReShape is the first weight loss balloon that got FDA approval. It is also called the ‘integrated dual balloon’ because it is made up of 2 smaller balloons instead of one larger balloon. We are one of the first practices in the area to offer the ReShape in New Jersey.
Do I qualify?
If you are an adult with a body mass index (BMI) between 30 and 40, you may qualify for the ReShape balloon. Our weight loss surgeon, Dr. Michael Nusbaum will be happy to meet with you to discuss this option. Good candidates are people who have tried to lose weight with diet and exercise alone, but have not found success. In trials, patients who had the ReShape balloon lost about 3 times as much weight as patients who tried diet and exercise alone.
The ReShape balloon is placed endoscopically. This means that while you are sedated, Dr. Nusbaum will put a thin tube down your throat and into your stomach. The deflated dual balloon will be put in your stomach with this tube, and then filled with a saline solution. After 6 months, when it is time to remove the balloon, you’ll be sedated again and the balloon will be deflated and removed with the same thin tube. Both the placement and the removal generally take less than half an hour, and you’ll go home the same day.
The balloon program
When you choose to lose weight with ReShape in New Jersey, the cost of your procedure not only covers the balloon, but it also covers an entire year of weight loss support. You’ll receive a wireless Fitbit scale and FitBit activity tracker, as well as access to the ReShape patient portal that allows you to track your progress in detail. Your scale and activity tracker will automatically sync to the patient portal for easy tracking. Our coaches will met with you throughout the year-long program to make sure you have the best chance of success
The cost of ReShape Balloon Procedure
ReShape is covered by some insurances. Although the cost varies by patient, it includes the cost of the balloon and a one-year weight loss program. Click here to learn if your insurance covers ReShape.
If you are interested in learning more about the ReShape gastric balloon for patients in the Morris County or Morristown areas, please contact us.