The Gastric Balloon is a temporary, non-surgical aid in the treatment of obesity. The gastric balloon is a soft, expandable, silicone balloon that is placed inside the stomach via endoscopy that enters through the mouth and into the stomach under sedation. It is filled with both air and water to a volume of about 600 ml.
The soft balloon fills a large portion of the stomach, and therefore reduces the capacity of the stomach. This creates a feeling of fullness for the patient and does not allow for overeating, helping the patient to effectively diet without feeling continuously hungry. The balloon remains in the stomach for 6 months, and is then removed via endoscopy.
Losing weight is hard work and requires a lot of determination. The balloon is only an aid in losing weight, but if one does not adhere to a sensible diet and exercise program, it will not have much benefit. We have a team approach to the weight loss. You will be working closely with our nutritionist, and later on our fitness expert. We have regular group sessions, where any problems, difficulties and good experiences can be discussed. You will require a medical work-up before the procedure can be considered. It might be necessary to consult a psychologist if there are emotional issues contributing to any over-eating.
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