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Achieve a Healthier Weight with vBloc® Therapy

Smart DIMENSIONS™ offers vBloc® Neurometabolic Therapy, a completely new alternative that enables weight loss for the residents if Los Angeles and Orange County. This treatment is a weight loss substitute that can help you if dieting and exercising have not been enough to help you attain your goals.

What is vBloc®?

vBloc® Neurometabolic Therapy is different from other treatments because it is not designed to stop your body from absorbing nutrients, nor does it alter your anatomy. This therapy is designed to target the source of your hunger. As a result, you lose weight without making drastic changes to your diet.

vBloc® Neurometabolic Therapy, provided by the Maestro® System, has received FDA approval for use by adults who want to lose weight. They should have a BMI of 40-45 kg/m2a or a BMI of 35-39.9 kg/m2 along with certain health conditions. Before a person is approved for this device, they must have been on a supervised weight loss program during the last five years. If they were not able to stay at a healthy weight by exercise and diet, this system may be right for them.

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Benefits of a vBloc® Therapy

  • Improved Health Conditions.

You can focus better on what you love when you feel healthy. Better cholesterol levels, blood pressure, and glucose levels are included in the weight loss benefits you can receive with vBloc® Therapy. A study found that vBloc® Therapy patients who lost weight are able to see an improvement in their type II diabetes and hypertension.

  • vBloc® Therapy is much safer procedure opposed to more commonly used weight loss device procedures.

 

How a vBloc® Therapy Works

vBloc NeuroregulatorThe Maestro® System is a device that is implanted in the body to deliver the vBloc® Therapy. It will help you to control your hunger by impeding the signals that travel between your brain and your stomach. This tool has been designed to encourage you to make better food choices. Vagus Nerve vBloc® Therapy will block the signals that cause you to feel hungry by sending electrical signals to the Vagus Nerve. Patients who use this therapy say they feel full for a longer period of time.

A laparoscopic technique is used by our bariatric surgeons to implant the device. Up to five small incisions will be made in the abdominal area. Thin tubes are inserted through these incisions and then the procedure is performed through the tubes. Surgeons and patients prefer this technique because individuals are able to recover faster, they have less time staying in the hospital, there is less pain involved, and there is less scarring.

When a patient undergoes this ‘same day’ surgery, the bariatric surgeon will also place two of the device’s wires around the Vagus Nerve above the stomach area.

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Post-Procedure Expectations

Under most circumstances, the Maestro® System will be programmed to deliver therapy for at least 12 hours of each day when you are awake. The Maestro® system will need to be charged regularly. When you work with our healthcare team, we will show you how to charge the device and also manage the battery life of the neuroregulator. We will always be your first point of contact on your journey if you have any concerns or questions along the way. The Maestro® System can help you lose weight and is most effective when a person eats healthy and gets plenty of exercise.

How much does vBloc® Therapy Cost?

We advise our patients that cost should not be the primary factor in determining a weight loss treatment; rather, individuals should consider how effective the treatment is and what type of support they will receive during the treatment process. The best way to calculate the cost of vBloc® Therapy is to meet with a bariatric surgeon.

You May Be a Candidate For vBloc® Therapy

Good candidates for this therapy include individuals who:

  • Are at least 18 years old
  • Have not been able to maintain their weight loss through exercise and diet under a supervised program during the last five years
  • Have a BMI of 40-45
  • Have a BMI of 35-39.9 and are dealing with a health condition like sleep apnea, high blood pressure, type II diabetes, and high cholesterol
  • Have a BMI of 30-35 and have spoken with one of our surgeons

Losing weight through vBloc® Therapy can help you to get back to doing the things you love and feeling great about yourself. It can help you to improve your health by normalizing blood pressure levels, glucose levels, and cholesterol levels.

vBloc® Neurometabolic Therapy at Smart DIMENSIONS® is an innovative technique that helps prevent unhealthy weight gain or facilitate weight loss among obese individuals in Los Angeles and Orange County. Please call 714-861-4666 today to schedule your free initial consultation! Results may vary and we will help customize a solution specifically designed for you.

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