ReShape Medical‘s dual-balloon weight loss system has been approved by the FDA as an option for patients who have contraindication for or looking to avoid traditional bariatric surgery. The ReShape procedure doesn’t involve any surgery and is completely reversible.
It takes less than a half hour for the entire procedure which involves delivering the deflated dual-balloons endoscopically into the stomach via the mouth. Once there, they are inflated with a saline solution, taking up room in the stomach and making the patient feel satiated more often. The device is removed six months after the delivery of the device by again reconnecting with it, deflating the saline, and pulling it out. If for any reason there are any issues or discomfort, it can be removed early at just about any time.
Here’s a video presenting the ReShape system: