March 16, 2016 | David DiPino | Tenet Florida Physician Services

General surgeon in Sunrise is the first in Broward County to offer FDA approved and proven temporary non-surgical, weight-loss option featuring dual balloon technology

– This next generation dual balloon was designed to create a feeling of fullness while providing patient comfort and safety.

Sunrise, Fla. – March 16, 2016 – Dr. Fernando Bayron of Tenet Florida Physician Services (TFPS) is now offering the ReShape™ integrated dual balloon system, a non-surgical and proven weight-loss procedure approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  To qualify for the procedure, patients must be adults with a body mass index (BMI) between 30-40 and a condition or disorder which accompanies obesity. Dr. Bayron is one of only three bariatric surgeons in South Florida currently offering this temporary and minimally invasive weight-loss option.

The balloon system is available to patients who haven’t succeeded at diet and exercise alone or who do not want, or qualify for bariatric surgery. During a brief outpatient procedure, Dr. Bayron endoscopically inserts the balloons into the stomach of a patient, who is comfortably sedated under light anesthesia. Six months later, Dr. Bayron deflates the device and removes the balloons from the patient’s stomach.

“The dual balloon system procedure is different from other weight-loss procedures because it’s a non-surgical option for patients. It gives them a low-risk alternative for weight-loss. This is a new tool in the fight against obesity,” said Dr. Bayron, a general surgeon certified by the American Board of General Surgery and specialist in bariatric surgery.

By inserting the two saline-filled balloons, made from medical grade silicone, into the stomach for six months, Dr. Bayron creates a short-term, built-in portion control system. He said patients can still eat the healthy foods they enjoy while the balloons help the patients to feel full and less hungry. The connected balloons conform to the natural shape of the stomach. After insertion of the balloons, Dr. Bayron is part of a team providing one-year of comprehensive coaching on a jump start to healthy living. Patients participate in 12 months of medically-supervised nutrition and exercise coaching to help enable sustained weight-loss.

Dr. Bayron is an experienced, award-winning general and bariatric surgeon. He is fluent in English and Spanish. Dr. Bayron is on staff at Florida Medical Center, a campus of North Shore located in Fort Lauderdale. He has been practicing medicine since 1993. His office is conveniently located at 8395 W. Oakland Park Blvd., in Sunrise, FL. For more information on this non-surgical option of weight loss or Dr. Bayron’s areas of interest, treatments and procedures, please visit: www.drfernandobayron.com or call his office at 954-472-1322.

About Tenet Florida Physician Services

Tenet Florida Physician Services (TFPS), a division of Tenet Healthcare Corporation, is a multi-specialty physician group that has provided care to the communities of Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties since 2007.  TFPS physicians, including primary care, specialists and sub-specialists, have cared for over 625,000 patients across various medical and surgical specialties. Our award-winning physicians provide a level of expertise that has resulted in regional firsts and outstanding patient outcomes.  TFPS physicians and staff are committed to delivering high quality care.  Our mission is to improve the life of every person who enters our doors.  Today, we are proud to be one of the largest and most respected physician networks in the area.

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