Ten weeks after placing the first Orbera Intra-Gastric Balloon in Ohio, Dr. Trace Curry implanted the first ReShape Duo gastric balloon in the state. The ReShape Duo is a system of two inter-connected gastric balloons that are filled independently. This gives a theoretical advantage of being able to provide a higher fill volume (2 smaller balloons with 450cc each for a total of 900cc) than a single-balloon system, which usually holds 600cc.
Four patients underwent the ReShape Duo procedure, with each case averaging about 20 minutes. All patients went home about an hour after the procedure was completed and were completely pain free.
Christopher, a 58 year-old man from Cincinnati, was the first patient in Ohio to receive the balloon. After struggling with excess weight for most of his life and suffering from multiple weight-related medical issues, he was excited to see a non-surgical option to treat his excess weight. His wife Vicki, also pictured, was not a candidate for a ReShape so instead she received an Orbera balloon. Both hope to support each other to achieve maximal weight loss and make the necessary lifestyle changes to keep this weight off forever!
In addition to offering added weight loss potential with the two-balloon system, the ReShape company provides every patient with a patient starter kit, including a FitBit and a FitBit Wireless scale, designed to interact with their online patient support portal to help patients stay on track and lose even more weight.
The U.S. ReShape pivotal trial showed an excellent safety profile with no balloon ruptures or migrations. These new incisionless treatments for obesity, such as ReShape and Orbera, are exciting developments to help patients combat excess weight with lower risk and faster recovery!
Dr. Curry leads one of the most experienced gastric balloon practices in the country, and his team of experienced professionals, has treated patients from as far away as Egypt for the procedure.
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