Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is Unique about the ReShape design?

Only ReShape dual balloon technology uses two connected saline (salt water) filled balloons. The dual balloons were designed to hold a higher volume of saline, and therefore take up more room in the stomach than a single balloon. Additionally, the balloons were designed to sit in the stomach in a way that mirrors the natural curvature of the stomach, so they may enhance comfort when in place.

Finally, the connected, dual balloons were designed to enhance safety. In the unlikely event of a balloon deflation, the second balloon maintains the position of the device in the stomach, preventing it from migrating into the intestines, where it may require surgical removal.


How will the ReShape procedure help me to lose weight?

The ReShape Procedure can help you lose weight by working in two ways. First, the balloons take up room in your stomach so there’s less space for food. You can still eat the healthy foods you enjoy but in smaller quantities, and the balloons act as built-in portion control. Second, the balloons make you feel full and less hungry between meals.

Is ReShape safe?

Yes, the ReShape Procedure and dual-balloon design has FDA approval in the U.S. The balloons were designed to promote tolerability and minimize the risk of deflation or migration, and they include a visual safety indicator as well.
What will happen if a balloon deflates?Yes, the ReShape Procedure and dual-balloon design has FDA approval in the U.S. The balloons were designed to promote tolerability and minimize the risk of deflation or migration, and they include a visual safety indicator as well.


How will the balloons be removed?

The removal of the balloons is very similar to the insertion. The balloons are first deflated, then gently removed together through the mouth (endoscopically). You will again be comfortably sedated under light anesthesia. Your procedure can be performed in about 20 minutes in an outpatient setting.