Dr. Frederick Tiesenga from the department of surgery at West Suburban Hospital, recognizes that obesity is a chronic disease affecting more than 78.6 million U.S adults. —
New Hope Surgical is providing new hope to those with a Body Mass Index between 30 and 40, with a brand new and innovative procedure designed to help put an end to the obesity epidemic. They are offering the new ORBERA™ managed weight loss system for sufferers in the entire Chicagoland area. New Hope Surgical’s Dr. Tiesenga is the first in the city to offer this newly FDA approved approach, and has high hopes for its potential to transform individual health where diet and exercise alone have failed.
The ORBERA™ system is a non-surgical weight loss procedure, utilizing a two-part system involving the placement of an intragastric balloon, together with a comprehensive game plan with support experts that can help people make healthy habits. According to one study, patients using the new approach lost over three times more weight than those using diet and exercise alone.
No incisions are required with the ORBERA™ as the intragastric balloon is placed endoscopically into the stomach and inflated to the size of a grapefruit. The procedure typically takes 20-30 minutes to perform under a mild sedative and is removed after six months.
This fully reversible procedure has been available outside of the U.S. since 2004 with over 220,000 placements globally and has been recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Due to the novelty of the ORBERA™ system, it is currently not covered by insurance. However, New Hope Surgical has teamed up with Prosper HealthCare Lending to offer affordable payment plans to make the procedure more accessible to all.
A spokesperson for New Hope Surgical explained, “This is an exciting time for New Hope Surgical and for all those struggling with obesity in Chicago and the surrounding areas. We are the first Orbera Chicago practice, and one of the first across the entire US to offer this safe, effective and innovative new treatment, used successfully in Europe for years. Dr. Tiesenga has once again shown he is at the cutting edge of treatment and surgical innovations.”
About New Hope Surgical: New Hope Surgical strives to restore health in those suffering from morbid obesity and its related diseases. New Hope Surgical offers many innovative procedures that can help patients transform their lives and improve their health. The procedures offered at New Hope Surgical include the ORBERA™ system, Lap-Band™, gastric sleeve and gastric bypass.
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