The Gastric Balloon
What is this procedure?
The gastric balloon procedure offers a few different methods of execution including the insertion of the balloon(s) through the mouth by use of a scope or pill. Once the deflated balloon is consumed in the form of a pill or placed into the stomach using a scope, it is then inflated with a saline solution or air to cause the stomach to feel fuller.
How does this procedure work?
The addition of the balloon (or balloons) in the stomach reduces the amount of space available for food and in result, causes the patient to feel fuller due to the lessened available space for food storage.
Who should have this procedure?
Overweight and obese patients who wish to achieve weight loss results by opting to go for a non-surgical method can undergo the gastric balloon procedure.
What are the benefits of this procedure?
- Increases the feeling of satiety (feeling full).
- Promotes 30% of excess weight loss in 6 months, after which balloon is removed.
- It is a non-invasive, non-surgical method that helps patients lose weight without having to undergo a major procedure.
- Patients can maintain their regular diet with minimal restrictions and still benefit from weight loss.