FDA Approves Treating Obesity With Nonsurgical Balloons
Adding another option to the existing list of weight-loss methods, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of a unique balloon system to treat obesity. In this type of weight-loss treatment, a set of two inflatable balloons fills up the empty space in the patient’s stomach.
The ReShape Integrated Dual Balloon System hopes to help obese Americans who have tried a number of other weight-loss methods before. The new technique works by inserting the dual balloon into the empty stomach of the patient with the help of an endoscope.