Gastric Balloon might be for you if:
- You have struggled with excess weight and it is impacting your energy levels or causing health related issues.
- You have excess weight that is reducing your confidence or negatively impacting your social life.
- You are committed to following a support program and lifestyle coaching.
- You want to avoid an invasive surgical procedure, such as the gastric sleeve.
What do I Need to Know?
Before deciding on any treatment, you will need to have a consultation to discuss your goals and what type of results we can help you achieve. We will talk about your current BMI and set objectives so you can get the weight off quickly and jumpstart your healthier lifestyle. Candidates for a gastric balloon procedure are typically within a BMI range of 30-40 and trying to lose 20-40 pounds. However, patients with higher BMI seeking greater weight loss may also be good candidates for the gastric balloon. This can only be determined during a consultation. After your consultation, you will have a clear understanding of what to expect during your procedure and weight loss program and be on the path to a slimmer you.
During your procedure, the gastric balloon is inserted into the stomach and filled once in place. This quick, painless procedure is done without the need for anesthesia. After the gastric balloon is placed, you may experience nausea or discomfort in the first few days while your stomach adjusts to the balloon but you may return to normal activities in the first few days.
How Will I Look & Feel Afterwards?
The gastric balloon procedure retrains your stomach and makes it easier to practice portion control and intake fewer calories throughout the months the balloon is in the stomach. The removal process is simple and does not require a long downtime or recovery process. Following the removal, you will continue your support program under the guidance of medical professionals - so the results you achieve, are for good.
What Else do I Need to Know?
Along with the gastric balloon procedure, proper diet and exercise are required to achieve the best results. The gastric balloon will retrain your body to manage good portion control. Your personal support staff is ready to help guide you, keep you motivated, give you nutritional counseling and keep you on track to a healthy, energetic, slimmer you.