ReShape Lifesciences™ Announces That the ASMBS and IFSO Have Issued Updated Guidelines on Indications for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Including the Lap-Band®
Lap-Band® is the Only FDA Approved Device Indicated for Weight Reduction in Patients With a Body Mass Index (BMI) of at Least 40 kg/m2 or a BMI of at least 30 kg/m2 With One or More Obesity-Related Comorbidities
Updated Guidelines Recommend Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery for Individuals with a BMI Greater Than 35 kg/m2 and Considered for Those With Metabolic Disease and a BMI Over 30 kg/m2
The ASMBS/IFSO Guidelines now recommend metabolic and bariatric surgery for individuals with a BMI of 35 or more, regardless of the presence, absence or severity of obesity-related conditions, and that it be considered for adults with a BMI 30-34.9 and metabolic disease, and in appropriately selected children and adolescents. The guidelines further state that, even without metabolic disease, weight loss surgery should be considered an option for people whose BMI is greater than 30 and who have not achieved substantial or durable weight loss or improvement in obesity-related diseases using nonsurgical methods. It is also recommended that obesity definitions using standard BMI thresholds be adjusted by population and that Asian individuals consider weight loss surgery beginning at BMI 27.5. The full text of the guidelines can be accessed via the following link https://www.soard.org/article/S1550-7289(22)00641-4/fulltext.
“These updates to the 1991 NIH Consensus Statement on Bariatric Surgery, which, at the time, set the standard most insurers and doctors still rely upon to make decisions about who should get weight loss surgery, what kind they should get, and when they should get it, are long overdue and are supported by hundreds of high-quality studies, including several randomized clinical trials,” stated
“The compelling evidence-based standards issued by the ASMBS and IFSO, if supported by payers, can dramatically increase the number of patients eligible for bariatric surgery and it is our strong belief that among the approved procedures, the personalized Lap-Band® will prevail as the least invasive surgical treatment option to help address the global obesity epidemic,” stated
About ReShape Lifesciences™
ReShape Lifesciences™ is America's premier weight loss and metabolic health-solutions company, offering an integrated portfolio of proven products and services that manage and treat obesity and metabolic disease. The FDA-approved Lap-Band® Program provides minimally invasive, long-term treatment of obesity and is an alternative to more invasive surgical stapling procedures such as the gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy. Reshapecare™ is a virtual weight-management program that supports lifestyle changes for all weight loss patients led by board-certified health coaches to help them keep the weight off over time. The recently launched ReShape Marketplace™ is an online collection of quality wellness products curated for all consumers to help them achieve their health goals. The investigational Diabetes Bloc-Stim Neuromodulation™ (DBSN™) system utilizes a proprietary vagus nerve block and stimulation technology platform for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes and metabolic disorders. The Obalon® balloon technology is a non-surgical, swallowable, gas-filled intra-gastric balloon that is designed to provide long-lasting weight loss. The ReShape Vest™ System is an investigational minimally invasive, laparoscopically implanted medical device that wraps around the stomach, emulating the gastric volume reduction effect of conventional weight loss surgery. It helps enable rapid weight loss in persons with obesity without permanently changing patient anatomy. For more information, please visit www.reshapelifesciences.com.
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