FDA Approves A Balloon Device Intended To Help People Lose Weight For The First Time
For obese people who have long struggled with maintaining weight loss, the answer to their problem might be found in a balloon — two balloons to be exact.
Earlier today, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its approval of The ReShape Integrated Dual Balloon System.
“For those with obesity, significant weight loss and maintenance of that weight loss often requires a combination of solutions including efforts to improve diet and exercise habits,” said Dr. William Maisel, acting director of the Office of Device Evaluation at the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health, in a statement released today by the FDA. “This new balloon device provides doctors and patients with a new non-surgical option that can be quickly implanted, is non-permanent, and can be easily removed.”