Gastric Balloon*

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About the ReShape Gastric Balloon Procedure*


With ReShape, Dr. Marvin will gently insert the balloons through your mouth (endoscopically), with no incisions or scars.

Non-anatomy altering

Unlike weight loss surgeries, ReShape is not a permanent implant and does not permanently reroute your digestive system.

Outpatient Procedure

Insertion of the balloons is completed in about 20 minutes, with no hospital stay required. You can get in and out and on your way to weight loss.

Two balloons keep hunger at bay

Only the ReShape Procedure places two connected, medical-grade and saline-filled balloons inside your stomach for six months. The balloons take up room in your stomach so there’s less space for food and you feel satisfied longer.

Are two balloons twice as good?

The ReShape Dual Balloon has the capacity to hold more saline than any single balloon, taking up more space in your stomach. The dual balloon system was also designed to improve safety and more comfortably conform to the shape of your stomach.

Works Better than Medical Weight Loss, Less Risk than Surgery*

Is the Gastric Balloon the missing component of the weight loss armamentarium?

Up until now patients seeking medical advice for weight loss – often to treat associated medical problems like diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or sleep apnea – have only had 2 options: medical weight loss which doesn’t work well long-term and surgery which, although effective, carries significant risk. These two areas of treatment are very far removed from one another. There appeared to be nothing to fill the gap. Now, the FDA-approved Gastric Balloon may be the answer to thousands of patients stranded in the middle.

Hear their stories*


Patients discuss their lives before the ReShape procedure.*

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The gastric balloon ReShape is a proven way to achieve significant weight loss. In a recent study, patients lost more than twice as much weight with ReShape than with diet and exercise alone.1 And most ReShape patients keep the weight off or continue to lose, even after the balloons are removed. Hear the opinions of people after the procedure and about how the gastric balloon ReShape has changed their lives.*

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How the procedure works

The Gastric Balloon is a plastic device placed into the stomach using a flexible endoscope without a general anesthetic. The procedure takes only a few minutes while the patient is under deep IV sedation. Once in place the balloon is filled to an amount based on the individual patient’s characteristics. The scope is removed and the patient is allowed to wake up from the sedation. Patients will go home within 2 hours of the procedure.

Prior to Gastric Balloon placement the patient will enroll in a Program directed by Doctor Marvin which includes a comprehensive medical assessment, consultation with a registered dietician, and an appointment with an exercise specialist. The patient will be seen at regular intervals with ongoing education and assessment by Doctor Marvin and the other specialists. The Gastric Balloon is removed at a second endoscopic procedure after 6 months per the requirements of the FDA. The Program will cover 12 months, with medical and dietary assessments continuing after removal.

Side Effects of Balloons*


Learn more about the minimal side effects of the ReShape weight loss procedure.*

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Although the Gastric Balloon is not permanent it facilitates significant weight loss immediately after placement. Using better eating behavior reinforced with education sessions, weight loss can be expected to continue past the 6 month mark. Using this “reset” for eating behavior, a typical patient will be able to maintain a lower weight or extend the weight loss after the Gastric Balloon is removed.

The Gastric Balloon is a low risk procedure. Complications are rare and almost never life-threatening. There is a period of adjustment after balloon placement where the patient’s system becomes accustomed to the presence of the balloon. Mild dehydration can occur in a minority of patients.

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One Year of Comprehensive Coaching and Support

ReShape combines the portion-controlling benefits of the balloons with comprehensive coaching to change your eating habits, enhance your physical fitness, and help you adopt a healthy lifestyle that supports long-term success. While the balloons are inside your stomach, you will meet (monthly) with coaches and receive personalized nutrition, fitness, and behavior guidance to help maximize your success. After the balloons are removed, you will continue to meet with your coaching team to make sure that you maintain your healthy lifestyle to reach your goals. With ongoing coaching support, most patients maintain their weight loss or continue to lose weight.*

Transitioning to Life Without the Balloons*


After the ReShape balloons were removed, the patients continued to lead a healthier lifestyle.

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Patients also have access to the ReShape Patient Portal, a comprehensive tool that has everything you need to track your success. The portal includes: weight logging, food logging, activity tracking, goal setting, articles and recipes, community forums, important reminders, and the ability to easily share data with your doctor.

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Endoscopic Dual Gastric Balloon (ReShape)*

Fact Sheet

Main Features

NOT SURGERY – No incisions / No scars
Little or no pain
No physical restrictions after surgery
Quicker recovery than laparoscopy

  • Return to work 4-5 days
  • No work restrictions

Who is a Candidate?

Any significantly overweight person
BMI > 28 with comorbidities

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol or triglycerides
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Family history of heart disease or stroke

BMI > 30 without comorbidities
People who don’t want surgery


General to sedation or surgery – e.g. prohibitive cardiac risk
Previous gastric surgery
Findings at the time of endoscopy

  • Hiatal hernia > 5 cm
  • Gastric Ulcer or tumor

Need for continuous anticoagulation


Significant nausea and vomiting after placement – average 72 hours
Removed after 6 months
Highly variable weight loss
Weight regain

Diet after procedure

Low sugar clear liquids 48 hours after nausea subsides
Low fat low sugar high protein diet after liquid diet

Is it reversible?

Designed to be removed after 6 months – completely reversible
Serial EDGB placements possible


Standard risk of deep sedation (less than GETA)
Aborted placement / unable to place (<1%)
Intolerance with early removal – rare
Injury to the esophagus
Failure to lose weight – Weight regain


Patients start an exercise program before EDGB placement
Little to no interruption due to the procedure
Minimum of 150 minutes a week of some activity

  • Measure the exercise – steps/distance/time
  • Set goals
  • Exercise with someone else – family, co-worker


Deep sedation (Outpatient)
< 20 min
Go home the same day

What to Expect*

Eat less*
Feel full faster*
Weight loss*


Contact Us

Want to find out if you’re a candidate for weight loss with Dr. Marvin? Call us at (832) 925-4874 or complete the form below:

To expedite your weight loss journey complete the new patient forms HERE and email to or you may fax to 713-963-0476. After completing this form, a staff member will contact you within 24 hours or less.

For any medical emergencies, please dial 911
For pre/post procedure medical questions (including diet and vitamins) please call the clinic 24 hours at 713-993-7124.

1. Ponce J, Woodman G, Swain J, et al; for the REDUCE Pivotal Trial Investigators. The REDUCE pivotal trial: a prospective, randomized controlled pivotal trial of a dual intragastric balloon for the treatment of obesity [published online ahead of print December 16, 2014]. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2014. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2014.12.006.
*Results and patient experience may vary.