New Medical Weight Loss Tools for Houston: UT MIST Center for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Offers Innovative New Procedure for October

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UT MIST Center for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery began offering a medical weight loss procedure for Houston patients looking for an alternative to weight loss surgery in October. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved the new balloon device for patients looking for medical weight loss alternatives to surgery.

The UT Mist Center for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery offers a comprehensive array of medical weight loss programs and procedures for Houston patients, ranging from weight loss surgery to nutritional advice, recognizing that each patient is unique and deserves an individualized approach to weight loss from a team of professionals who have specialized in their field. In October of this year, the team expanded that range of offerings to include the ReShape™ Integrated Dual Balloon system, approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in July. This new medical weight loss tool offers something Houston patients have long clamored for: an alternative to weight loss surgery with significant weight loss potential.

The ReShape™ Integrated Dual Balloon System is placed in the patient’s stomach via the mouth, utilizing an endoscopic procedure that takes less than half an hour to accomplish and during which the patient is under mild sedation. The balloon is then inflated in the stomach, filling the space and ensuring that patients feel full and eat less over the course of the day. When accompanied by a medically supervised diet and exercise plan, this medical weight loss device helped hundreds of patients lose weight during a clinical trial involving 326 participants aged 22 to 60.

Houston patients interested in pursuing the procedure at UT MIST Center for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery should be advised that it is recommended for obese adult patients with body mass index of 30 to 40 kg/m2. This medical weight loss is only indicated for patients suffering from one or more obesity-related problems—including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes—and who have tried but failed to lose weight through diet and exercise. The benefit to seeking medical weight loss treatment at the Houston-based UT MIST Center for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery is that patients have an array of medical weight loss options coordinated by experts and specialists who recognize that there are many paths to weight loss, including diet and exercise and sometimes culminating in weight loss surgery.

Besides being relatively simple to place in the patient’s stomach, the ReShape™ Integrated Dual Balloon can also be easily removed after six months, after which patients are advised to maintain the weight loss they achieved while utilizing the device. Doctors who participated in the study indicated that it is meant to be utilized in conjunction with other weight loss efforts as part of a program developed by a team of medical experts.

To learn more about medical weight loss in Houston and methods that are alternatives to weight loss surgery at Houston’s UT MIST Center for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, call 713-892-5500 or contact them at uthoustonweightloss.com.

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Erik Wilson
Miminally Invasive Surgeons of Texas
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