At Foothills Weight Loss Specialists we are committed to offering the latest, most innovative technology to empower our patients and help them live healthier lives. We are pleased to announce that the new, FDA approved ReShape procedure is now available in the Knoxville area only from our bariatric surgeons, Dr. Mark Colquitt and Dr. Jonathan Ray.
As a non-surgical weight loss procedure, ReShape, is designed to help you to achieve weight loss and work toward lifestyle changes in stages tailored to you. With ReShape, your personal journey to better health is the primary goal, and we’ll be there every step of the way. Learn more about the procedure and see what our doctors have to say.
What is ReShape?
ReShape is an FDA approved, Integrated Dual Balloon System designed to assist eligible patients in losing weight and improving their health without surgery. This minimally invasive weight loss option is more than a procedure, involving a unique mixture of technology, coaching and resources to help you achieve an overall healthy lifestyle and future.
“We want to offer our patients solutions that educate, empower and get results- that is the core of our care philosophy,” says Dr. Mark Colquitt. “ReShape provides a comprehensive approach to weight loss by using exceptional technology and personalizing the journey to the patient. The additional post-surgery support component offers tools to ensure their success and continued path to health.”
How does ReShape work?
“During the procedure, the two connected, medical-grade, saline-filled balloons are placed in your stomach endoscopically, helping to manage hunger,” says Dr. Jonathan Ray. “For six months, the balloons safely and comfortably fill up a substantial space in your stomach, effectively changing eating behaviors.”
The insertion of the Dual Balloon System is the second step in the three-phase process of ReShape. Before the procedure even takes place, you’ll be taking steps toward a healthier life.
- Readiness – During this phase, you’ll undergo an evaluation and begin learning about how ReShape will factor into your life.
- Jump Start – The dual balloon system is inserted during this six-month phase. Along with the outpatient procedure, you’ll start making healthy lifestyle changes including focusing on eating well-rounded, nutritious meals and exercising. The combination of the balloon system and proactive healthy choices will help you see better results.
- Healthy Living – This phase is designed to support your improved lifestyle and begins promptly after the balloons are removed. You’ll have tools to help you set goals, track your progress, and stay motivated, in addition to monthly support sessions and coaching.
Am I eligible for ReShape?
If you are interested in learning how ReShape may benefit you, please do not hesitate to reach out to us for a personal evaluation. ReShape may be an option for you if diet and exercise alone have not been successful weight loss measures, you have not previously undergone weight loss surgery, and your BMI is between 30-40.
Have more questions? We have answers. Give us a call at 865-984-3413. You can also learn more about ReShape and view testimonials here.