What is Gastric Balloon Surgery?
Gastric balloon surgery is a weight-loss system that uses a gastric balloon to occupy space in the stomach. It consists of placing a silicone balloon-like device in the stomach occupy space to provide an earlier sense of satiety and fullness.
How it works
The balloon is placed into the stomach through the mouth, using a minimally-invasive endoscopic procedure, while the patient is under mild sedation. Once in place, the balloon is filled with salt water (saline) so that it expands into a spherical shape. The balloon can be filled with different amounts of saline to best match the patient’s body structure.
The balloon device is used in adult patients who have a Body Mass Index (BMI) between 30-40, and who have been unable to lose weight through diet and exercise. It is intended to be used while a patient participates in a diet and exercise. It is intended to be used while a patient participates in a diet and exercise plan supervised by a health care provider. The balloon works by taking up space in the stomach, helping a patient feel full more quickly. It is a temporary system and should be removed after 6 months.
Advantages of Gastric Balloon Surgery
Patients who have gastric balloon surgery can expect to lose 20 to 30% of their excess body weight within 6 months.
Improvement in overall health and quality of life.
Is a 12 month weight loss and healthy lifestyle program. For the first six months of the program a gastric balloon is placed in your stomach to help with portion control. This will help you learn health portion control methods while your body adapts to your new lifestyle.
Low risk and removable