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Kim Bariatric Institute

June 14, 2016 08:01 ET

Kim Bariatric Institute Weight Loss Surgeon in Dallas Discusses the Non-Surgical ORBERA Intragastric Balloon

Dr. David D. Kim, the Head of Kim Bariatric Institute, Says the ORBERA Managed Weight Loss System Is a Non-Surgical Option That Can Help Many Individuals Successfully Lose Weight

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired - Jun 14, 2016) - A new approach to helping individuals lose weight is quickly gaining popularity, and one Dallas weight loss surgeon says it may be an ideal option for many people who haven't had success with their diet and exercise routines. Dr. David D. Kim, the head of Kim Bariatric Institute, says the ORBERA™ Managed Weight Loss System gives patients with a body mass index (BMI) in the 30-40 range an innovative tool to help them lose weight without the need for invasive surgery. "This has become a great procedure for people who really want to avoid permanent surgery and those for whom diets just haven't worked out. It can be ideal for an upcoming major event, like a wedding, high school reunion, or even just a jumpstart to a more active life."

The ORBERA™ Managed Weight Loss System is a comprehensive program that involves two major elements. The program begins with the placement of a deflated intragastric balloon in the patient's stomach. The FDA-approved ORBERA™ intragastric balloon is placed endoscopically and no incisions are necessary. Once carefully positioned inside the stomach, the balloon is inflated with a saline solution, which causes it to take up a vast amount of space. This makes it possible for the patient to feel full after eating less food during meals. The balloon will remain inflated and in place for six months, and then it will be deflated and removed. The second element of the program involves the help of a dedicated support system comprised of health professionals who can help patients develop a healthier diet and more effective fitness routines. Dr. Kim says this assistance is a critical element of the treatment and can ultimately ensure the patient is safely and effectively losing weight.

The ORBERA™ Managed Weight Loss System is principally designed as a short-term option for individuals looking to lose about 20 to 40 pounds, Dr. Kim says; however, it has helped some of his patients lose even more than that. He also notes that it can be a very powerful tool to initiate healthier lifestyle habits. "We've had great success with the balloon. The patients have also been extremely pleased because it takes only a few minutes to have the procedure. They all go home quickly after insertion and are back at work the next day. The side effects are minimal, and disruption to a patient's life is hardly noticeable. Most importantly, the patients have been very pleased because they are losing two to three times more than they would have on their own with conventional diets. We've had many patients lose over 50 pounds, and one person even lost more than 80 pounds. It was a great way to begin healthy habits and make active exercise and gyms less intimidating."

Overall, Dr. Kim says, this treatment offers a new option for people who have been trying unsuccessfully to lose weight, but who may not need or desire bariatric surgery to accomplish their goals. "The gastric balloon has been an excellent addition to the full service line of bariatric surgery performed at Kim Bariatric Institute. All of the other surgeries at our practice should be considered permanent, but this one is truly unique because it is a planned, non-permanent operation."

About David D. Kim, MD
Kim Bariatric Institute, founded by Dr. David D. Kim, is a comprehensive weight loss surgery practice in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Arlington, and Colleyville, Texas area. In addition to the non-surgical ORBERA™ Managed Weight Loss System, the practice offers all major types of bariatric surgery procedures, including gastric bypass, adjustable gastric banding, and gastric sleeve surgery. Dr. Kim is certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). He has been designated a "Surgeon of Excellence" by the ASMBS (previously called the American Society for Bariatric Surgery) and has performed thousands of weight loss surgery procedures. Dr. Kim is also the creator of the David Kim Inverted Gastric Sleeve™, a technique designed to enhance the benefits of traditional gastric sleeve surgery. He has been recognized in Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.'s list of America's Top Doctors®. Weight loss treatment programs at Kim Bariatric Institute are designed to provide patients with support and guidance throughout all steps of the weight loss process. Dr. Kim is available for interview upon request.

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