DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired - Aug 31, 2016) - The head of Kim Bariatric Institute, David D. Kim, MD, is announcing a new program at his practice that gives patients a quicker and more convenient way to begin their weight loss journeys. The Frisco and Dallas area weight loss surgeon says non-surgical treatments that utilize a gastric balloon to help patients lose weight can often be performed on the same day as the initial appointment. Dr. Kim says the Same Day Kim Balloon Program at Kim Bariatric Institute is a streamlined process that can ultimately help patients rapidly get back to their normal routines within hours of treatment.
Kim Bariatric Institute offers two major types of gastric balloons as part of their Kim Balloon managed weight loss program: the ORBERA™ and the ReShape™ balloons. While there are differences between each type of balloon, Dr. Kim says these treatments share a number of benefits that can help qualified candidates lose significant amounts of weight, including:
- The procedures are non-surgical and involve no permanent implants or adjustments to the digestive system
- The procedures include several months of nutrition counseling and weight loss support
- Many patients have lost an average of twice as much weight when compared to those utilizing diet and exercise routines alone
The Same Day Kim Gastric Balloon program begins with a morning appointment and information seminar at Kim Bariatric Institute. Patients learn about the procedure and the post-treatment diet, and receive guidance that can help them attain the optimal results. After the morning educational sessions, they will meet with the doctor to go over any questions or concerns and then be prepared for the procedure. The treatment itself involves no incisions; however, it does require light sedation. Dr. Kim says the gastric balloon will be gently inserted through the mouth and guided into the stomach, then slowly inflated. The balloon is designed to take up space in the stomach to create a lasting feeling of fullness, ultimately reducing one's appetite and food intake. Dr. Kim notes that the managed weight loss program that goes along with the gastric balloon should help to ensure patients are getting the nutrients they need to lose weight safely and effectively.
Dr. Kim says follow-up appointments can often be performed face-to-face or even by way of a virtual appointment via internet, which can be helpful for patients who do not reside within the local area. He also notes that the Same Day Kim Balloon program can incorporate medication therapy according to FDA indications, which can be a significant added value for the patient.
Individuals who may be ideal candidates for Kim Gastric Balloon procedures, Dr. Kim says, are typically those who have a body mass index between 30 and 40. He notes that good candidates are also those who are willing to participate in a managed weight loss program and have been unsuccessful with diet and exercise alone. Dr. Kim says the combination of the non-surgical gastric balloon weight loss technique and the ability to provide patients with a more convenient treatment experience can be of enormous benefit for individuals who may not need surgical intervention to achieve their goals.
About David D. Kim, MD
Dr. David D. Kim is certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). Dr. Kim has been designated a "Surgeon of Excellence" by the ASMBS (formerly known as the American Society for Bariatric Surgery). The founder of Kim Bariatric Institute, Dr. Kim has performed thousands of bariatric surgery procedures and oversees a comprehensive program designed to help patients throughout all stages of the weight loss process. In addition to non-surgical options such as the gastric balloon technique, Dr. Kim's practice offers all major types of surgical weight loss procedures, including gastric bypass surgery, gastric sleeve surgery, and adjustable gastric banding. Dr. Kim is the creator of the David Kim Inverted Gastric Sleeve™, a technique that adds an extra step to traditional gastric sleeve surgery to provide patients with enhanced benefits. He has been recognized as one of America's Top Doctors® in Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.'s annual publication. Dr. Kim is available for interview upon request.
For more information about Kim Bariatric Institute, visit drdkim.net and facebook.com/kimbariatrics.
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