FDA Approves Non-Surgical Gastric Balloon

We are excited to announce that in August 2015, the FDA recently approved the Gastric balloon (filled with saline) for weight loss (also known as:“stomach-filling balloon”, “stomach balloon”, “balloon pill”, and “balloon-in-a-pill”,”Non-Surgical Gastric Balloon”).  Dr. Moses Shieh and his team will be one of the few centers in Southwest Florida (from Naples, Fort Myers, Cape Coral to Port Charlotte, Florida) …

With Obesity Growing Rapidly, Many Face Mortality Without Weight Management

Obesity worldwide has reached epidemic levels. 65% of the world’s population live in countries where they are more likely to die from obesity than malnutrition.  “For the first time in the history of the world more people will die from overeating than undereating this year,” declared former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.  The Red Cross estimates there were 1.5 billion …