Good news, our paper on gastric balloon results got accepted by the American Society of Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery!
“On behalf of the ASMBS Program Committee, I am very pleased to congratulate you on your excellent paper entitled “Early Experience with Intragastric Dual Balloon as Treatment for Obesity”. In a competitive group of submitted abstracts, yours was one of the few selected for oral presentation during the Scientific Sessions at the 33rd Annual Meeting of the ASMBS at ObesityWeek 2016.”
Working with Dr. John Morton, Dr. Jaime Ponce, and some other bariatric surgeons from around the country, this paper focuses on some of the early results in the US from patients being treated with a dual intragastric balloon (ReShape Duo). The paper addresses results from patients participating in their unique Reshape patient portal, which utilizes an advanced digital scale that comes with the balloon, provided by the company, and reports weights back to the portal. The purpose of the portal is to help patients stay focused on their weight loss journey and hopefully to lose more weight (and keep it off).
ReShape Dual Balloon