San Antonio Mom Has First ORBERA™ Intragastric Balloon Procedure With True Results

Sep 29, 2015, 19:12 ET from True Results

SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- True Results, a leading provider of bariatric weight loss solutions, announced that it has completed the first three ORBERA™ Intragastric Balloon procedures in San Antonio on September 24, 2015.  The procedures were performed at the Turning Point Specialty Surgery Center by True Results affiliated surgeons Dr. J. Keith Wright and Dr. Gerardo E. Carcamo.

When asked about her weight struggles, Kim, a working mom from San Antonio, said, "I'm excited to be the very first patient in San Antonio to get the ORBERA™ balloon.  I've been struggling with my weight for over 20 years.  It's important for me to lose the weight because there are many health issues that run in my family like diabetes and high blood pressure.  More importantly, I want to be a good mother for my 21-month old daughter.  She's very energetic and I want to be able to keep up with her."

Kim continued, "Though I've tried many diet and exercise plans, they just didn't work for me.  When I heard about the ORBERA™ balloon, I was very excited.  The six month program will help me retrain the way I think about food and the way I eat.  It's just what I need to get the weight off and keep it off."

"We are excited today to be offering the first ORBERA™ balloons to patients in San Antonio," said expert weight loss surgeon J. Keith Wright, M.D. "This is a new FDA-approved procedure that is ideal for patients who may not have as much weight to lose or patients who are unwilling or nervous about a more invasive surgery." 

Dr. Wright continued, "The ORBERA™ balloon is placed endoscopically, without any surgical incisions, inside the stomach.  It occupies space and allows patients to feel satisfied with less food.  The balloon is meant to stay in the stomach for six months at which time it is removed."

"We are very proud at True Results to now offer this great weight loss option to patients in San Antonio," said Gerardo E. Carcamo, M.D.  "The ORBERA™ Intragastric Balloon procedure is non-surgical and fully reversible.  It will help patients decrease the volume of food they eat so they can lose weight quickly.  The ORBERA™ balloon has helped over 220,000 patients worldwide over the last 20 years and was recently approved by the FDA for patients in the U.S." 

True Results surgeons have performed more ORBERA™ intragastric balloon procedures than any other bariatric weight loss provider since FDA approval in August 2015.  True Results has performed ORBERA™ procedures in Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, St. Louis and Atlanta.

"True Results and its affiliated physicians are committed to providing innovative weight loss solutions and exceptional care for our patients," said Peter R. Gottlieb, Chairman of True Results.  "Over the past twelve years we have helped over 40,000 patients lose weight and get healthier with outpatient LAP-BAND® and gastric sleeve procedures.   With the recent FDA approval of the ORBERA™ Intragastric Balloon System, True Results is pleased to offer the very latest in non-surgical weight loss. We look forward to providing this innovative new weight loss solution to our patients in Texas, Arizona, Missouri and Georgia."

ABOUT TRUE RESULTS

True Results is a leading bariatric weight loss provider with locations in Texas including Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, Irving, Euless, San Antonio and Austin.  The company also has locations in Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona, St. Louis, Missouri and Atlanta, Georgia.  When you choose True Results, you put yourself in the most compassionate and qualified hands in the medical weight loss industry. True Results affiliated surgeons have performed more than 40,000 procedures and are considered one of the most experienced teams of bariatric surgeons in America.

For more information about True Results, its affiliated surgeons and the True Balloon procedure featuring the FDA approved ORBERA™ Intragastric Balloon, visit TrueBalloon.com or TrueResults.com.  Patients interested in an intragastric balloon weight loss procedure can also call True Results customer care center at 888.573.8783

For more information about ORBERA™ Intragastric Balloon System, please visit Orbera.com.

CONTACT
Roy Russell, 214-389-7348
roy.russell@trueresults.com

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