R. Gregory Scheible, MD, is the first physician Indiana to implant Apollo Endosurgery's Orbera intragastric balloon in a patient using a non-surgical procedure, according to a Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly.
Here are four points:
1. The FDA-approved procedure involves placing a deflated silicone balloon into a patient's stomach.
2. The balloon is then filled with saline and the patient carries it in his stomach for six months to help manage portion control.
3. The procedure is intended for patients with a body mass index of 30 to 40 who have tried other weight-loss techniques.
4. Dr. Scheible, a gastroenterologist with Parkview Physicians Group, performed the procedure at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, Ind.