MIAMI, Feb. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The newly FDA approved gastric balloon procedure promises a beacon of new hope, in the obesity battle. The long awaited non-surgical procedure is finally available in the United States. ResultsMD Weight Loss, led by Dr. Jose Soler-Baillo MD, MS, is the first office-based surgery center in South Florida offering the outpatient procedure. While new to the United States, ORBERA™ is a weight loss device with more than 220,000 balloons distributed in over 80 countries. These numbers are supported by 230 published papers documenting the balloon's clinical results.
Today, February 4th, he will appear on Telemundo (local channel 51 in Miami, FL) at 5:30PM EST along with his associate, Dr. Amaryllis Pascual. Together, they will speak on this latest procedure, changing the world of medical weight loss: the ORBERA™ intragastric balloon.
The duo has been trailblazing recently, having performed the most ORBERA™ intragastric balloon procedures in the southeastern U.S. The soft, yet durable balloon is carefully designed by a team of physicians to fit comfortably in a patient's stomach as a temporary tool and a simple, non-surgical weight-loss solution. Its volume and shape are meant to occupy space in the stomach, which encourages portion control and gives the patient the edge to finally lose desired weight. The placement of the intragastric balloon is a simple, non-surgical outpatient procedure. It has gained popularity due to the entire procedure usually taking only 20 or 30 minutes, and most patients go home the same day. Dr. Soler-Baillo and Dr. Pascual have carved a niche in the Southeast with their understanding of this procedure, as well as the efforts and resources that must accompany it.
Patients come to Dr. Amaryllis Pascual because of her reputation that precedes her in world of weight loss. Over the last decade, she has treated over 20,000 weight-loss patients in South Florida—a huge feat. She has also served as the supervising physician of Ritmo Dieta competition featured on Univision's Sabado Gigante from 2010 to 2016. Dr. Pascual oversaw the medical weight loss of over 105 contestants. Some contestants experienced record weight loss of over 100 pounds in just 4 months. She has gained her status as a weight-loss category "expert" with a long list of success stories of patients having lost thousands of pounds under her guidance.
"The Ritmo Dieta model was reproducible year after year, with each contestant experiencing significant weight loss and the show achieving high ratings. The key to the astonishing weight loss documented in Ritmo Dieta was primarily due to the close contestant monitoring and interaction along with strict diet and frequent exercise. "It is not just the program assigned but rather how closely one monitors the subject," stated Dr. Pascual. In late spring of 2015, Dr. Pascual joined forces with Dr. Soler-Baillo, who has a background in cardiovascular physiology and has researched nutrition and weight loss. Dr. Soler-Baillo was successful in modifying many of his patients' diet. His holistic approach makes him one of the few plastic surgeons in the country to adopt a nutritional approach that achieves superb results in his cosmetic surgery patients.
Additionally, Dr. Soler-Baillo serves as a consultant to Apollo Endo-surgery, whose focus is to revolutionize patient care through the development of endoscopic surgery (a convergence of laparoscopic surgery and therapeutic gastroenterology). Dr. Soler-Baillo was a member of the Elite Physician Focus Group that helped the FDA approval of the ORBERA™ intragastric balloon. As a consultant, Dr. Soler-Baillo looked to address the need for more efficient follow up for the weight-loss and bariatric patients. Technology became the obvious answer.
As a team, Dr. Soler-Baillo and Dr. Pascual have designed and executed the first medical weight-loss program to integrate technology that allows for real-time monitoring and intervention of weight-loss patients. This has changed the entire experience for their patients, allowing for the very best results to be achieved. Together, as ResultsMD Weight Loss, Dr. Soler-Baillo and Dr. Pascual plan to change entirely how individuals view the concept of weight loss. What they will share with viewers today, Thursday, February 4 at 5:30PM EST will undeniably affect how the public perceives weight loss in today's world.
"The world is rapidly changing, and we understand that. We are enthused to share our expertise and help reshape how people view weight loss. We know our efforts will aid the public in understanding major issues such as obesity, and we are excited about that," said Dr. Soler-Baillo. Follow Dr. Soler- Baillo and Dr. Pascual on Instagram @ResultsMD, on Facebook at facebook.com/resultsmd and on the web at www.resultsmd.com. Their office is located at 7231 SW 63rd Ave. Miami, FL 33143, via phone: 855.477.0460. For more information, please contact Creativas Group Public Relations email@example.com.