The Obalon swallowable gastric balloon is unique in that treatment is gradual, and the balloons are filled with nitrogen gas which makes them float on top of the gastric contents. These are the primary reasons that Obalon patients tend to have much less nausea and vomiting than patients receiving traditional saline-filled balloons. Although symptoms are […]
The Obalon “Swallowable” Gastric Balloon is a unique new treatment for obesity. Since the capsule itself is slightly bigger than a large multivitamin capsule, we need to make sure the patient can swallow it adequately beforehand. We do this with what is called an “Obalon placebo swallow.” Obalon supplies us with dissolvable capsules that are […]
Thanks to all who participated in our exercise support group! Here is the handout to download.
This technique has some major advantages over traditional gastric balloons. Most importantly, increasing the total balloon volume gradually over time results in much better tolerance than inserting an Orbera or ReShape and immediately inflating it up to 900cc’s. This results in much less nausea and vomiting upon each balloon placement, allowing most patients to return […]
Join us tonight for our support group on goal setting at 6:30 pm here at the Evendale office. If you can’t make it, no worries just sign up for VHPGO and you can watch it on your phone or computer! For more info on VHPO click here. Download Rebecca’s materials for the support group below:
Join us on VHPGO! Virtual+Live Support Group Wednesday January 24th, 6:30-7:30 pm Topic: Goal Setting Join us on Wednesday, January 24th at 6:30pm for our first ever virtual support group through our new VHPGO app! Rebecca Erdman RD/LD will discuss strategies on successful goal setting towards achieving your healthy weight. This will be a great […]
Announcing our new, state-of-the-art platform for remote/online support with JourneyLite Physicians! We are happy to announce our new partnership with Virtual Health Partners! The VHPGO platform allows us to do so much more to help patients get to their goal weight and stay there. Our dietitians can set goals, monitor weight loss, and see how […]
Blood clots after surgery are a risk for any patient, and being overweight can increase the risk significantly. Lovenox is a short-acting, injectable blood thinner that is frequently used after surgery to prevent deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Some surgeons use it in 100% of patients, and others use it selectively based on the patients risk. […]