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When exercise and eating better aren't enough, we offer a range of solutions to help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight for a healthier life.
The Lutheran Weight Loss Center offers many surgical and a non-surgical weight loss option, "ReShape," through a streamlined program for those who need help losing weight.
Losing weight starts with making important lifestyle choices about nutrition and exercise. If you’re ready to lose weight and keep it off for good, but you don’t want to have surgery, we can customize a weight loss program to help you meet your goals.
ReShape.™ The Non-Surgical Weight Loss Procedure.
The ReShape Procedure is a new, FDA approved, non-surgical approach to weight loss that is proven to help people achieve and maintain significant weight loss. The ReShape Procedure was specifically designed for patients with a lower BMI (between 30–40). In a recent study, patients lost more than twice as much weight with ReShape than with diet and exercise alone.1 Most ReShape patients keep the weight off or continue to lose, even after the balloons are removed.
Reshape is designed for people who meet the following requirements.
BMI between 30-40 with a co-morbidity* - (Use our BMI Calculator in the footer to see if you qualify.)
- No previous weight loss surgery
- Willingness to make changes to support a healthy lifestyle
With ReShape, two connected balloons filled with saline (salt water) are placed temporarily inside your stomach in an outpatient medical setting. The procedure lasts about 20 minutes while you are comfortably sedated under light anesthesia. The balloons remain in the stomach for six months, helping you lose weight and encourage healthy eating habits by taking up room in your stomach. You can still eat the healthy foods you enjoy, but the balloons act as built-in portion control, helping you feel full and less hungry.
The balloons are a weight loss jump-start, and are only part of the procedure. You also receive a full year of personalized coaching to support your success and help you make the changes that will encourage a lifetime of healthy living. ReShape combines the portion-controlling benefits of the balloons with comprehensive coaching to change your eating habits, enhance your physical fitness, and help you adopt a healthy lifestyle that supports long-term success.
ReShape may be a good weight loss option for people who do not want or do not qualify for surgery.
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1. Ponce J, Woodman G, Swain J, et al; for the REDUCE Pivotal Trial Investigators. The REDUCE pivotal trial: a prospective, randomized controlled pivotal trial of a dual intragastric balloon for the treatment of obesity [published online ahead of print December 16, 2014]. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2014. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2014. 12.006.