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Your Weight Loss Journey Doesn't Have to Be a Solo One

Are you tired of diet and exercise programs that just don't work? Is it difficult to change your activity level and eating habits because you have no one to assist you? Your weight loss journey doesn't have to be a solo endeavor. Losing weight with the help of Dr. Darrien Gaston of Metropolitan Gastroenterology in Chicago, IL could be the medically safe and proven successful change you need to optimize health and self-confidence, too.

Weight Loss in Chicago

Exercise and healthy eating habits are key to your best BMI, or body mass index. Board-certified gastroenterologist Dr. Gaston understands that these factors often are not enough, leaving patients discouraged with stops and starts in their weight loss goals. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases states that while invasive bariatric surgeries, such as gastric bypass and banding, work to alleviate obesity and its related health problems, these operations carry risks and side effects because they are invasive.

Non-invasive ORBERA

For qualified patients with a BMI of 30 to 40, Dr. Gaston and his team offer a managed weight loss system called OBERA. Along with lifestyle coaching and medical supervision, FDA-approved OBERA involves endoscopic placement of a saline-filled balloon into the patient's stomach. Reversible in 6 months, this procedure allows the patient excellent portion control and proven weight loss 3.1 times more effective than diet and exercise alone.

How It Works

During a quick, comfortable in-office procedure, your doctor uses an endoscope to enter the esophagus and stomach to insert a balloon. Once in place, the balloon is filled with saline (salt water), reaching the size of a grapefruit. Left in the stomach for about 6 months, the balloon limits how much the individual consumes each day. Along with exercise and good nutrition, weight loss is fast and easy.

After 6 months, Dr. Gaston removes the OBERA balloon right in his office. Patient coaching continues for 6 months to ensure the individual keeps their new lifestyle and body weight on track.

Would You Like a Change?

You don't need to go it alone. Contact Metropolitan Gastroenterology in Chicago, IL, and inquire about weight loss with a stomach balloon procedure. Call for your personal consultation today.

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Metro Gastroenterology Consultants

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