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Gastric Balloon Procedure


The gastric balloon is a very effective, nonsurgical, FDA-approved weight loss procedure. A saline-filled balloon is placed in the stomach by a board-certified gastroenterologist. The whole procedure takes about 10-15 minutes to complete. Within the first month, patients who follow the protocol tend to lose weight at a rate that is 3 times faster than diet and exercise alone. After a period of time, the balloon will be removed in the same simple way that it was inserted.

Gastric Balloon Procedure FAQ's

What happens during a gastric balloon procedure?

The board-certified gastroenterologist will place a balloon in your stomach and fill it with saline water. This procedure is performed under mild sedation and is done within 10-15 minutes. Patients are able to go home on the same day as their procedure.

How much weight can I lose with the gastric balloon?

The gastric balloon is one of the most effective nonsurgical weight loss solutions on the market. Patients who comply with the wellness protocol are expected to lose 15-20 pounds within the first month. On average, most patients lose about 40-100 pounds. However, the results depend on the patient’s level of commitment to the program.

After having your gastric balloon procedure at Advanced Medical GI P.C., you will be educated on the dietary and lifestyle changes necessary to meet and maintain your weight loss goals. This, along with motivation and accountability provided by our wellness program, will allow you to keep the weight off long after your treatment is complete. Individual results may vary.

Schedule your gastric balloon consultation at Advanced Medical GI P.C. today. You can conveniently request an appointment either online or over the phone.

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