What Results Can Be Expected From vBloc® Therapy?
In addition to losing weight, vBloc® Therapy has proven health benefits. Eighty-five percent of vBloc patients in a feasibility study were able to maintain, decrease or even discontinue their diabetes medications while achieving improved glycemic control at 12 months.
Patients who lost weight with vBloc experienced:
- Improved LDL cholesterol levels
- Lowered triglycerides
- Lowered blood pressure
- Lowered heart rate
- Reduced waist circumference
Part of any weight loss surgery requires lifestyle modifications and so the results of the therapy can differ from patient to patient. Patients dedicated to the improvement of their health through regular diet and exercise will usually lose more weight. Clinical trials have shown the vBloc system to offer 50% more weight loss than patients who did not receive vBloc Therapy and an average of 28% average excess body weight loss in one year when vBloc was used for 12 hours per day.
The procedure can be easily reversed with minimal risk though when the vBloc system is removed, patients are likely to regain weight.
For additional information about vBloc Therapy or other weight loss programs and procedures at NYU Winthrop, please call 1-866-WINTHROP.