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Life-changing weight loss. No surgery required.

Life-changing weight loss. No surgery required.

New dual balloon technology proven to provide more than twice the weight loss of diet and exercise alone

BMI Surgery at Silver Cross Hospital is the first in Illinois to offer the ReShape™ Integrated Dual Balloon System, an FDA approved, first-of-its-kind non-surgical weight loss procedure for people with mild to moderate obesity. ReShape provides a new option for adults with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 to 40 and a related health condition who haven’t succeeded at diet and exercise alone and do not want or qualify for bariatric surgery.

“For years a significant gap has existed in treatment options for obesity,” said Dr. Christopher Joyce, Medical Director of the Bariatric Surgery program at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox, IL.  “We often see patients who are clinically obese and in desperate need of medical intervention to help them lose weight, when diet and exercise alone have failed and surgery is not an option. ReShape provides this group of ‘in-between’ patients with access to a non-surgical, reversible option to encourage new habits and lasting results.”

Life-changing Weight Loss, No Surgery Required

In an FDA clinical study of 326 patients conducted at eight sites in the U.S., patients with ReShape experienced 2.3 times more excess weight loss at six months compared to those who had the diet and exercise program alone.  In the clinical trial, patients lost up to 55 pounds in six months and 72 pounds in 12 months.

Reshape Balloon placed inside the stomach

Reshape Balloon placed inside the stomach

The ReShape Dual Balloon is inserted in the stomach during a short outpatient endoscopic procedure, where it remains for six months, serving as built-in portion control so people may feel full and less hungry. It does not change or alter the natural anatomy of the stomach in any way. During this time and for the six months after removal, patients receive frequent in-office diet and exercise coaching sessions and access to the ReShape Patient Portal—an online support resource that provides tools and information to help patients track weight loss, diet, and exercise, and an on-line community where they can interact with each other.

Helping Patients Live Healthier and Happier

More than 78 million adults in the U.S. are obese. In June 2013, the American Medical Association officially classified obesity as a disease. Clinically defined as having a BMI of more than 30, obesity can lead to numerous, serious health complications including heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer.

Drs. Chris Joyce and Brian Lahmann

Drs. Chris Joyce and Brian Lahmann

Over the last 12 years, Silver Cross Hospital and BMI Surgery have changed the lives of over 4,500 patients through a variety of procedures including laparoscopic gastric bypass, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, revisional gastric bypass, and Lap-Band and REALIZE gastric band systems at Silver Cross Hospital. ReShape is another option for individuals who need assistance in overcoming obesity. Board certified laparoscopic and bariatric surgeons Brian Lahmann, M.D., and Christopher Joyce, M.D., are dedicated to helping patients enjoy healthier, happier lives. Their office is located on the Silver Cross Hospital campus at I-355 and Route 6 in New Lenox. BMI Surgery at Silver Cross Hospital has been named a MBSAQIP accredited center – Comprehensive and also a Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery.

To learn more about ReShape and other weight loss surgery options, attend a free Obesity & Your Health: Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for You? informational session any Wednesday at 5:45 p.m. in BMI Surgery’s office on the Silver Cross Hospital campus, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd, Suite 230, New Lenox. Register to attend online or 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).

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