If you have a BMI between 30 and 40 and also suffer from a weight-related condition, non-surgical weight loss treatment may be right for you. For instance, if you have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes, you may be a better candidate for an intragastric balloon than for surgery. To qualify, you should have already tried more conservative weight loss methods, such as diet and exercise.
ORBERA reports that an intragastric balloon can help you lose up to 3.1 times more weight than diet and exercise alone.
ORBERA or ReShape can also be appropriate if you simply do not wish to undergo surgery. However, it is important to understand that these treatments are not usually as effective for patients with a BMI over 40.
Advantages of Non-Surgical Treatment
There are a number of reasons to consider non-surgical weight loss:
Of course, as with all medical treatments, there are some risks associated with ORBERA and ReShape. The most common side effects include nausea, vomiting, and acid reflux. These symptoms usually subside once the body adjusts to the balloon. If necessary, Dr. Naim can easily remove the device. It is important to understand that individual weight loss results will vary.
Schedule an Appointment
Dr. Naim will conduct a detailed examination to determine if either of these non-surgical weight loss solutions are right for you. Contact us online or call us at (310) 684-4070 to schedule a consultation. We have four offices throughout the great Los Angeles area to serve you.