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Gastric Balloon

ReShape™ is a non-surgical weight loss procedure that uses gastric balloons to help you lose weight and keep it off. ReShape offers a life-changing weight loss option developed specifically for people with a lower BMI (around 30-40). If you think ReShape might work for you, book an appointment with Dr. Andrew Hargroder in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Gastric Balloon Q & A

What is ReShape?

Approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2015, ReShape is a relatively new weight loss procedure that has been proven to help people achieve and maintain significant weight loss. With ReShape, two connected gastric balloons made of silicon and filled with saline are placed in your stomach for six months. The balloons take up room in your stomach so that you get full faster.

During the six months, the balloons act as built-in portion control. You are not as hungry so acquire better eating habits. Then, when the gastric balloons are removed from your stomach, ReShape helps you keep off the weight and stick to your habits by including a full year of personalized coaching to support your long-term success. Most ReShape patients keep the weight off or continue to lose more, even after the balloons are removed.

What does the ReShape procedure involve?

During the procedure, which is conducted in an outpatient medical setting, Dr. Hargroder makes sure you’re comfortably sedated under light anesthesia. He then gently inserts the weight loss balloons through your mouth, leaving no scars or incisions. The balloons conform to the natural shape and curve of your stomach, so it’s completely comfortable. The procedure only lasts about 20 minutes, and you’re on your way to weight loss.

How much weight will I lose with ReShape?

Although it varies from person to person, ReShape patients have lost up to 81 pounds in just six months. Furthermore, in a recent clinical trial, patients lost more than twice as much weight with ReShape as they did with diet and exercise alone.

Is ReShape right for me?

ReShape was designed for patients with a BMI between 30 and 40. It is also for patients who have never had weight loss surgery, and people who are willing to commit to a healthy lifestyle after the procedure. ReShape may also be a good option if you do not want or do not qualify for surgery.

You need a full evaluation to determine whether you’re a good fit for ReShape. Contact Dr. Hargroder in Baton Rouge to schedule an appointment today.


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Andrew Hargroder, MD
16851 Jefferson Highway, Suite 3B
Baton Rouge, LA 70817
Phone: 225-388-5380
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