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Gastric Balloon Procedure Description & Pricing
Is Gastric Balloon Right for You?
Gastric Balloon Procedure
The gastric balloon is a new, short-term, non-surgical, reversible weight loss procedure. It is performed by the insertion of an intragastic silicon balloon into the stomach. The balloon is then inflated to approximately the size of a grapefruit, resulting in a reduced capacity of the stomach, which leads to weight loss. A gastric balloon is an excellent way to quickly lose weight to qualify for more permanent weight loss procedures, or to jump-start a new lifestyle involving exercising and dietary changes.
A gastric balloon procedure typically takes less than a half an hour and does not require surgery. The procedure is most commonly performed by an endoscopist.
All gastric balloons must be removed within six months.
Procedure Type: Restrictive
FAQS About Gastric Balloon Procedure
Who is a candidate for a gastric balloon?
The gastric balloon procedure is excellent for those who need to lose weight in a short period of time in order to qualify for another healthcare procedure or are undertaking a significant lifestyle change.
How much weight can I expect to lose?
The six month typical weight loss with a gastric balloon that includes modifications to the individual’s diet and exercise is typically around 30-40% of excess weight.
How long does the procedure take?
The gastric balloon weight loss procedure typically takes less than 30 minutes.
How long will I be in the hospital?
This is an out-patient procedure. Plan to stay at the hospital for approximately 1 hour.
How much time will I need off work?
No time off is required.
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