DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pure Body Transformation is the first in Colorado to offer the ReShape® Integrated Dual Balloon System, an FDA-approved, non-surgical, endoscopic weight loss procedure for people with mild to moderate obesity. The outpatient ReShape procedure provides a new option for adults with a BMI of 30-40 and a related health condition who haven’t succeeded at diet and exercise alone and do not want – or do not qualify for – bariatric surgery.
“For years a significant gap has existed in treatment options for obesity with limited, effective therapies available,” said Matthew Metz, M.D., F.A.C.S., medical director and founder of Pure Body Transformation. “We often see patients who are clinically obese and in desperate need of medical intervention to help them lose weight, when diet and exercise alone have failed and surgery is not an option. ReShape provides this group of in-between patients with access to a non-surgical, reversible option to encourage new habits and lasting results.”
The ReShape Dual Balloon is inserted endoscopically into the stomach during a short outpatient procedure, where it remains for six months, serving as built-in portion control so people may feel full and less hungry. It does not change or alter the natural anatomy of the stomach in any way. During this time and for the six months after removal, patients receive frequent in-office diet and exercise coaching sessions and access to the ReShape Patient Portal, an online support resource that provides tools and information to help patients track weight loss, diet and exercise, and an on-line community where they can interact with each other.
“We understand that support after the procedure along with proper diet and exercise are critical to helping out patients maintain a healthy weight loss,” said Metz.
More than 78 million adults in the U.S. are obese. In June 2013, the American Medical Association officially classified obesity as a disease. Clinically defined as having a Body Mass Index (BMI) of more than 30, obesity can lead to numerous, serious health complications including heart disease, stroke, Type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer.
In an FDA clinical study of 326 patients conducted at eight sites in the U.S., patients with ReShape experienced 2.3 times more excess weight loss at six months compared to those who had the diet and exercise program alone. In the clinical trial, patients lost up to 72 pounds in 12 months.
About Pure Body Transformation
At Pure Body Transformation, we work closely with our patients to achieve long-term weight-loss success combined with a healthy lifestyle to maintain weight loss. Our team of experts provides all services, including patient education, nutrition counseling, psychosocial counseling, pre-operative evaluation, surgery and post-operative support. For more information on ReShape and other weight loss procedures, visit www.purebodyweightloss.com, find us on Facebook, and Pinterest, or call us at 720- 851-1610.