What is Gastric Balloon Surgery?
Gastric balloon surgery is a weight-loss procedure in which a doctor places a saline-filled silicone balloon in the patient’s stomach. The balloon encourages weight-loss by limiting the amount of food the patient can eat while also making them feel full sooner after eating and for a more extended time.
How is the gastric balloon inserted?
A gastric balloon procedure is a non-surgical procedure performed while you are under sedation. After an endoscopic camera confirms no abnormalities, the deflated balloon is inserted through the mouth down the esophagus into the stomach. Next, a tube filled with a saline solution inflates the balloon. The doctor will remove the tube, leaving the inflated balloon inside.