If you need to lose weight, but despite your best efforts with different diet and exercise programs, the numbers on the scale aren’t budging, you aren’t alone. Losing weight and keeping it off is a national struggle! In fact, the most recent findings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that over 42% of American adults are obese.
At OasisMD in San Diego and Encinitas, California, our compassionate team is here to help. Board-certified surgeon James J. Chao, MD, FASC, knows losing weight isn’t easy, and as head of the OasisMD Lifestyle Healthcare center, he offers an innovative technology that helps patients lose twice as much weight as with diet and exercise alone.
Take a moment to learn how you can meet your weight-loss goal this year with a little help from OasisMD and the Obalon Balloon System.
Why is losing weight so important?
Besides type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancer, being obese or overweight is a contributing factor in many serious health conditions, such arthritis, hypertension, sleep apnea, kidney and liver diseases, and more. Obesity also increases your risk of complications from illness, such as COVID-19.
Weighing more than you should also leads to low self-esteem and negative self-image, increases your risk of developing a mental health disorder, and can make everyday tasks a challenge.
Fortunately, many of these conditions reverse with sustained weight loss. In fact, as you lose even moderate amounts of weight, risk of weight-related illnesses decreases as well. You’ll also notice many other benefits, such as increased energy, better self-confidence, and improved sleep.
Hormone Balance and Replacement Therapy for Males and Females
In 2021, focus on rebuilding your health for success. Healthy diet and exercise are important components to reduce disease and inflammation but to have success, there also has to be a balance of hormones to allow your metabolism to respond. Dr. Becca Rodriguez Regner is a board certified family medicine and sports medicine physician that is certified for Pellecome hormone pellet replacement. Comprehensive customized healthcare with this in-office pellet insertion technique every 3-4 months allows you to be at your best at any stage in life. Call Oasis MD for consult and evaluation.
How can the Obalon Balloon System help?
The Obalon Balloon System is the only FDA-approved balloon system for weight loss. With Obalon, gastric balloons take up space in your stomach, so you feel full with less food, helping you shed extra pounds and reach your goal weight faster.
You don’t have to worry about a surgeon placing balloons with the Obalon Balloon System. Instead, you swallow them at our office, and our team ensures they’re in the right position with an X-ray. It takes about 10 minutes to swallow and place the balloons.
The number of balloons you swallow depends on your unique goals, but most patients benefit from three balloons. You’ll keep the balloons in your stomach for about six months, but you can decide to take them out at any time. It only takes about 20 minutes to have them removed. Our team lightly sedates you, then punctures and removes the gastric balloons, and you’re free to leave once they’re out.
Candidates for Obalon must have a BMI between 30-40 (a need to lose between 30-100 pounds) and be committed to making healthy lifestyle changes in conjunction with Obalon as it is not a long-term solution. All balloons must be removed within six months.
With Obalon, you can expect excellent results. In fact, one clinical study showed that at the one-year mark, patients kept off 89% of weight lost when they maintained a healthy diet and exercise.
If you’re ready to meet your weight-loss goal this year, don’t wait to contact the OasisMD office nearest you in San Diego, Temecula, or Encinitas, California office. You can also book a consultation online now!