Struggling to lose weight? There’s a new FDA-approved, non-surgical option

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MILWAUKEE -- For some, losing weight by changing eating habits or hitting the gym just doesn't do the trick. Now, there's a new FDA-approved, non-surgical weight-loss option. Dr. Bobby Wu with Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare joins FOX6 WakeUp to talk about ReShape.

ReShape not only helps patients lose weight but encourages healthy eating habits, physical fitness, and the adoption of a healthy lifestyle for long-term success. Added benefits include no incisions, scars, or permanent changes to the digestive system and one year of comprehensive coaching and support. The procedure is completely reversible and patients are often able to return to work and normal activities in just a few days.

During the 20-minute procedure, dual saline-filled balloons are placed in the stomach using an endoscope. For six months, the balloons create a feeling of fullness and keep the patient satisfied with smaller food portions. After six months, the balloons are deflated and removed.

ReShape is specifically designed for people:

  • with BMI between 30 and 40
  • who do not qualify for surgery
  • who do not want surgery
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