Seminar highlights non-surgical weight loss
Kuwait, November 6, 2013
Kuwait-based Bader Sultan & Brothers Company (BSBC) recently hosted a seminar for the leading bariatric surgeons in the country shedding light on the latest innovative non invasive weight loss technology Obalon.
Prof Alfredo Genco, chairman of the Department of Surgical Science, Sapienza University, Italy, conducted the seminar and discussed the advantages, safety and simplicity of Obalon, which will be available next month.
Prof Genco highlighted how this novel non-surgical, fully-reversible device for weight loss will offer a new and different approach for people who have struggled with dieting in the past but haven’t succeeded in losing weight. He also highlighted how this device works, what it consists of and how easy it is to insert and remove the Obalon after the desired weight is reached.
Prof Genco explained that Obalon balloon consists of a capsule containing a balloon that is swallowed and then inflated and as such it will occupy the upper space in the stomach to create a feeling of fullness to help people eat less. Additional balloons can be swallowed and inflated during the treatment period depending on the response of the patient. At the end of the treatment period, the balloons are removed through a short endoscopic procedure.
The entire procedure takes only 15 minutes with no sedation required, he explained.
Emad Al Zaban, general manager of BSBC, said: “Obesity is a worldwide epidemic. Although bariatric surgery has demonstrated very good weight loss results, the surgeries are costly, irreversible and may be risky.”
He further stressed how this revolutionary method, Obalon balloon, will offer an easy, discreet non-surgical weight loss solution.
The seminar shed light on how obese patients struggle with losing weight and how with Obalon doctors will soon be able to offer patients an effective and safe non-surgical solution for weight loss which will for sure be the number one choice for physicians and patients as well. – TradeArabia News Service