A New Approach To Weight Loss
Life-changing weight loss, without surgery
Gastroenterology Associates of Western Michigan is pleased to offer the ReShape® Integrated Dual Balloon System, an FDA approved, first-of-its-kind non-surgical weight loss procedure for people with mild to moderate obesity. The ReShape Procedure was specifically designed for patients with a lower BMI (between 30–40). In a recent study, patients lost more than twice as much weight with ReShape than with diet and exercise alone. Most ReShape patients keep the weight off or continue to lose, even after the balloons are removed.
With ReShape, two balloons filled with saline (salt water) are placed temporarily inside your stomach to help you feel less hungry, so you feel satisfied with smaller portions. The balloons are a weight loss jump-start and are only part of the procedure. You also receive a full year of personalized coaching to support your success and help you make the changes that will encourage a lifetime of healthy living.
If you do not want or do not qualify for surgery, the ReShape Procedure may be a good option for you.
Real Stories of Life Changing Results
Coaching and Support from the ReShape Program
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.
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, important reminders, and the ability to easily share data with your doctor.
Dr. Allan Coates has been a primary investigator at West Michigan Clinical Research Center for the past 20 years. He received his medical degree at Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1980. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Metropolitan Hospital in Grand Rapids and his gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He is board certified in both internal medicine and gastroenterology.
Dr. Coates’ clinical interest include gastroesophageal reflux disease, esophageal motility disorders, inflammatory bowel disease and chronic liver disease.
He believes that all patients should be treated with respect and compassion and that everyone has access to quality health care. His involvement in clinical research has allowed him to bring new and innovative treatment to patients who otherwise could not have afforded or received such care.