Gastric Balloon

What is a gastric balloon?

A gastric balloon, also known as an intragastric balloon, is a short-term non-surgical weight loss tool.

It is a soft silicon balloon that is temporarily inserted into your stomach to partially fill it so that you feel full quicker after small amounts of food. It reduces your hunger allowing you to control your portion sizes and can be used as a stepping stone on the path to weight loss success. It offers a weight loss solution to help patients to kick start their lifestyle changes. By using dietary advice you can learn healthy eating habits and change your lifestyle so that you can lose weight quickly and keep the pounds off long-term. Sometimes it is used when the patient’s BMI is not high enough to justify surgery.

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