What is the Gastric Balloon Procedure?
The gastric balloon procedure is FDA-approved and is one of the most common and effective methods of bariatric procedures available today. Our team in San Diego has conducted this non-surgical procedure for years, and are regarded as one of the most trusted clinics nationwide.
The gastric balloon is a non-invasive, non-surgical method that works especially well for people who either do not qualify for surgery or are in no need of surgery. Many professionals view gastric ballooning as a tool to help patients stick to their diets more effectively and in some cases, lose up to three times the amount of weight than diet and exercise alone.
The balloon is designed to be convenient and comfortable for the patient, ensuring that there are no dramatic changes in their lifestyles or schedules.
What are the Benefits of Gastric Ballooning?
There are many benefits to gastric ballooning compared to other bariatric surgery methods. Balloons are non-surgical, non-invasive, temporary, and have post-procedure results that you can count on.
How Does Gastric Ballooning Work?
The procedure involves endoscopically placing the balloon into the patient’s stomach to encourage portion control. The balloon is roughly the size of an orange (about a third of the stomachs total volume), and remains in the patient’s stomach for 6 months
Can Weight Loss Results Be Maintained?
Many studies have shown that patients are highly successful in maintaining their weight loss for a considerable amount of time due to the changed nature of their portioning and eating habits as a whole. Additionally, the Del Mar Surgical team in San Diego conducts important counseling and education with their patients to sustain their healthy habits.