Gastric Balloon

(Intragastric Balloon)

The Intragastric Balloon, also known as Gastric Balloon Surgery is a non-surgical, temporary weight loss treatment for obesity, in which a high quality and durable silicone bag is inserted into the stomach through the throat with an endoscope or gastroscope.

When in the stomach, the bag is inflated with air or saline to resemble a balloon (hence the name). An Intragastric Balloon is designed to aid weight loss over a six month period, enabling patients suffering from obesity to feel full, curb their appetites, eat smaller portions and gain control, in order to follow a managed diet and lifestyle programme for improved health and well-being.

Patients on average typically lose up to 7-25kg in weight and are back to work after 1-2 days.

Intragastric Balloon procedures take about 20 minutes and patients are then monitored for a few hours thereafter for healthy post-operative recovery.

    BENEFITS OF GASTRIC BALLOON PROCEDURE

  • NON-INVASIVE AND NON-PHARMACEUTICAL
  • A HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE
  • CONTROL APPETITE
  • EAT REDUCED PORTIONS OF FOOD
  • IMPROVED SELF-CONFIDENCE
  • LOWER RISK OF OBESITY RELATED HEALTH ISSUES
  • TEMPORARY WEIGHT LOSS SOLUTION

    POTENTIAL RISKS & SIDE EFFECTS*

  • BALLOON DEFLATION
  • PERFORATION
  • NAUSEA & VOMITING
  • BLOATING

*As with any surgical procedures there are possible risks and complications including death. They are uncommon and everything possible will be done to prevent them from happening.

Larry had a Gastric Balloon with Tonic. Watch her inspiring story below…