FDA Approval of Lap-Band 2.0 FLEX

FDA Approval of Lap-Band 2.0 FLEX

ReShape Lifesciences: Innovating in Weight Management and Metabolic Disorder Treatments


ReShape Lifesciences has achieved a significant milestone with the FDA's approval of their next-generation product, the Lap-Band 2.0 FLEX. This new version incorporates FLEX Technology, a novel feature allowing the band to momentarily relax for easier passage of larger food pieces through the stomach's narrowed section. This innovation aims to minimize discomfort associated with food obstructions.


Expert Insights: Dr. Christine Ren-Fielding and Dr. Huffman

Dr. Christine Ren-Fielding, a seasoned expert in bariatric surgery, underscores the benefits of the Lap-Band 2.0 FLEX. With over two decades of experience using the Lap-Band, she highlights the new version's ability to self-correct using an internal reservoir system, addressing common adjustment needs in patients.

Adding to these insights, Bariatric physician Dr. Huffman stated, "The introduction of the Lap-Band 2.0 FLEX marks a transformative moment in bariatric surgery. Its advanced technology not only enhances patient comfort but also aligns with the goals of providing personalized and effective treatment strategies for obesity."

Dr. Ren-Fielding also points out the growing importance of multi-modal therapy in bariatric surgery, including the use of GLP-1 agonists post-surgery to enhance weight loss and prevent weight regain.

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A Step Forward for ReShape Lifesciences

Paul Hickey, President and CEO of ReShape Lifesciences, views the approval of the Lap-Band 2.0 FLEX as a historic event and a key growth catalyst for the company. He emphasizes the system's safety and durability, making it an ideal weight loss option for patients preferring surgery that preserves anatomy. The company is preparing for the U.S. product launch of the Lap-Band 2.0 FLEX and anticipates providing further updates.

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Comprehensive Portfolio for Health Management

ReShape Lifesciences' portfolio extends beyond the Lap-Band system. The company also offers the Diabetes Bloc-Stim Neuromodulation system for Type 2 diabetes, employing proprietary vagus nerve block and stimulation technology. Additionally, their Obalon balloon technology presents a non-surgical, gas-filled intra-gastric balloon for long-lasting weight loss, further showcasing the company's commitment to innovative solutions in health management.



Author: Allison


Allison, a certified nutritionist and research author, brings over 15 years of experience in the health and weight loss industry. Allison's influence extends through her authorship of multiple health and wellness journals, where she shares her expertise and research on medical weight loss and bariatric medicine.


Reviewed & Edited By: Dr. K. Huffman


Dr. Kevin D. Huffman, D.O., is a board-certified bariatric physician renowned for his expertise in treating obesity. With over 10,000 patients and a reputation as a national leader in bariatric medicine, he has trained hundreds of healthcare providers. As the founder of American Bariatric Consultants, Dr. Huffman develops protocols and training materials sought after by medical societies, pharmaceutical companies, patients, and hospitals.

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