(KTVI) – Washington University is seeking help if you are morbidly obese or know someone looking for a release from the discomfort and negative social media stigma.
Dr. Shelby Sullivan talks about a clinical study that you could participate in. Just call 888-978-8398 or visit ReduceTrial.com to see if you qualify.
The procedure involves placing a silicone dual-balloon system in the stomach during a 30-mintue outpatient procedure.
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The balloons change the stomach’s natural anatomy. They occupy space to reduce the capacity for food.
Balloons stay in the stomach for 6 months as a built-in portion control while participants learn to live a healthier lifestyle with the support of dietitians, doctors and nurses. The trial is 6 months long.
Some people will get the balloons and some will not. All will undergo the procedure. After 6 months, those who did not get the balloons will be able to get it.