Name: ReShape Medical
Location: San Clemente, CA
Procedure: While EnteroMedics is adopting a surgical route to tackle weight loss, ReShape Medical has developed a nonsurgical solution.
The ReShape Integrated Dual Balloon System, a pair of intragastric balloons, is placed endoscopically through the mouth inside a person's stomach. It is intended to help patients with a BMI of 30 to 40 see successful and sustained weight loss. It works by filling up space inside the person's stomach forcing obese patients to eat small meals.
The temporary device is inside a patient for a period of six months when the company works with each patient to make them understand the principles of portion control, diet and exercise.
FDA Status: Approved as of July 28, 2015
Source: ReShape Medical