The stomach balloon procedure is a new weight loss option that aims to reduce the amount eaten at a meal and increase the feeling of being fuller longer after eating only small meals. Also known as the gastric balloon, this type of weight-loss treatment can help you lose weight without invasive surgery. It’s an outpatient surgery with United Bariatrics Center of Kansas City and can be performed at Centerpoint Hospital.
During the procedure, a soft but durable balloon is inserted into your stomach through your mouth with the aid of an endoscope. The balloon is then filled with saline solution to occupy space in your stomach, leaving less room for large amounts of food and drink. Consuming less food means fewer calories and fewer calories mean a calorie deficit that leads to lost pounds.
Patients will receive support from our bariatric team of experts, including surgeons, nurses, and nutrition counseling. These experts will also continue to work with a patient after a balloon is removed at six months, for a total of 12 months. The stomach balloon is designed to be a weight-loss tool that helps jumpstart your weight loss journey, with the balloon removal occurring after six months.
It’s sometimes used as a tool to help you lose enough weight prior to undergoing surgery, such as orthopedic or bariatric surgery.
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What to Expect with a Stomach Balloon for Weight Loss
- Weight loss is rapid, with the majority typically occurring in the first four months of treatment.
- Loss of about 15 percent of body weight is typical during the six months following the stomach balloon procedure.
- The adjustments to your eating habits and your continued efforts to stay active will greatly influence your long-term results.
Who Qualifies for the Stomach Balloon Procedure?
- Men and Women 18 years of age or older
- Have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 to 40; a higher or lower BMI may also qualify
- People willing to stick to a lower-calorie diet and active lifestyle while being medically supervised over a years time
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