If you haven’t heard about the new weight loss procedure “ReShape Duo ®” yet, then you could be in for a big surprise. ReShape Duo ® is an intragastric balloon along with a managed weight-loss program that can help people who need to lose 20-30 pounds and have been previously unsuccessful using standalone diets or courses of diet pills. ReShape Duo ® is now FDA approved in the United States and Dr. Shawn Garber will be one of the first in the country to perform the non-surgical procedure.

Dr. Shawn Garber, founder and director of the New York Bariatric Group and one of the country’s premier bariatric surgeons, has just returned from Brazil as one of the first American surgeon trained in the new intragastric balloon procedure. In addition to being trained in Brazil using the Orbera gastric balloon, Dr. Garber is a consultant for ReShape Medical, and is now offering the ReShape Duo ® Weight Loss Program at New York Bariatric Group in Roslyn Heights.

Dr. Garber speaks of his time training in Brazil:

“The training in Brazil was an amazing learning experience. We were able to learn from some of the world’s experts on intragastric balloons and were able to actually place and remove balloons during the training. The results I saw firsthand with the intragastric balloon were quite impressive. I removed a balloon on a woman that lost 65 pounds during the 6 months the balloon was in. We are very excited to be one of the first practices in the USA that will be offering this non-surgical procedure.”

The ReShape Duo ® Managed Weight Loss Program has been a clinically accepted weight-loss treatment internationally for many years and is finally making its way to the United States. The ReShape Duo ® device itself is two soft connected, silicone intragastric balloon that is inserted non-surgically in a deflated state into the stomach and then inflated with sterile saline solution through a self-sealing valve once it enters the stomach. The intragastric balloon will remain in place for a maximum of six months. During that six month period the patient will enjoy a feeling of fullness sooner and satiety will last longer after meals, which encourages portion control and helps manage hunger. In the 12 month ReShape Duo ® program, the patient will participate in a professional support program providing personalized diet that will help to retrain the patient’s eating habits, individual exercise series, and a one-on-one motivational program including individual goal-setting and tracking meetings.

New York Bariatric Group consists of six of the country’s best bariatric surgeons and has been voted the #1 bariatric program in New York state for six years in a row by Health Grades. NYBG physicians are the preeminent bariatric surgeons in New York and the surrounding region. Regardless of which bariatric surgery procedure you may decide on – whether it be the ReShape Duo ® Managed Weight Loss Program, LAP-BAND© Adjustable Gastric Band, revisional surgery, sleeve gastrectomy or gastric bypass – the surgeons of New York Bariatric Group have the technology, talent, and experience to provide you with top quality surgical care. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 800-633-8446 or visit stopobesityforlife.com or bellyballoon.com.