Belly Balloon Orlando: The Weight is Over

Dr. Nasim Ahmed is one of just a handful of doctors in Florida to offer the new, life-changing ReShape® weight loss procedure. ReShape is an FDA-approved, one-year, comprehensive weight loss program, affectionately referred to as belly balloons. It is designed specifically for patients with a BMI between 30 and 40 who have not had bariatric surgery and are in otherwise good overall health.

ReShape® is a non-surgical approach to weight loss that’s been proven to help people lose weight and keep it off. The science and methodology behind the program is simple and effective. The balloons occupy two-thirds of the stomach and are designed to make the patient feel fuller faster and longer thus eating less and helping them to lose excess weight.

Patients will combine in-office doctor’s visits and check-ups with 12 months of personal online coaching that can be done online or through an app. They will have access to customized nutrition and exercise plans, one-on-one coaching sessions, weekly food and activity reviews, and live interactive classes with experts.

According to Dr. Ahmed, the ReShape/Belly Balloon procedure is more than just a weight loss tool. It’s about reshaping the story of his patients’ lives by showing them a healthier, better way to live and eat that will result in a better body and a longer, more confident life.

Located just outside of downtown Orlando and Winter Park, Belly Balloon Orlando offers free, no-obligation consultations to Lifestyle readers.

Mayda lost 32 pounds!
“After a car accident, I was in a wheelchair and using my physical disabilities as an excuse to be overweight. At the same time, as a family practitioner, I counseled my patients to exercise and eat healthy every day while I was doing the opposite. Two weeks after the ReShape procedure, I was off my blood pressure medication and feeling great. I continue to inspire patients, family and friends to be healthy and exercise. The journey is not over, but thanks to ReShape, I am committed to my body and health.”

Charlie lost 81 pounds!
Before ReShape, I weighed 277 pounds and was wearing between a size 42 and 44. I suffered from sleep apnea and my body ached from being so heavy. I was unhappy and just kept getting bigger and bigger. I had the ReShape procedure and learned how to set goals and challenge myself until I began seeing results. Thanks to ReShape, I am now wearing a size 34 with a belt and no longer suffer from sleep apnea. I continue to set my goals and smash them — one step at a time.

Mariam lost 42 pounds!
“At the age of 29, I wanted to make sure I completed my 20s with one goal accomplished: getting healthy and losing weight. After learning about ReShape and how safe it is, with no permanent changes to my stomach, I was excited to sign up. ReShape has taught me how to build a healthy relationship with food as well as self-control, and how I have power over food. I am confident that I will continue to live a healthy life, even after completing the year-long program.”

Meet the Doctor

Dr. Nasim Ahmed did his gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Mississippi. He has been in private practice in all aspects of gastrointestinal disease for over 35 years. He had been Chairman of the Department of Gastroenterology at Florida Hospital Orlando for five years. He has been involved in teaching the residents and medical students and won The Best Teacher Award from Orlando Health in 2012. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Central Florida.

With extensive experience in performing upper endoscopy, colonoscopy, percutaneous endoscopic gastroscopy and ERCP, Dr. Ahmed’s special interests are in obesity and helping patients to lose weight. He is one of the first GI doctors in Florida to offer the FDA-approved ReShape/Belly Balloon procedure using a dual-intragastric balloon as a nonsurgical approach that is proven to help patients achieve and maintain significant weight loss.

He is married and has three children. His family lives in Windermere.


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Written by Lyndsay Fogarty

Lyndsay Fogarty has had many roles at Central Florida Lifestyle, working her way from intern to contributing writer to managing editor. She is a graduate of the University of Central Florida’s Nicholson School of Communication where she earned her degree in journalism. Along the way, she has learned that teamwork and dedication to your craft will get you far, and a positive outlook on the present will get you even farther.

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