Munroe Bariatrics is now performing a weight loss balloon procedure. The weight loss balloon is a non-surgical and non-pharmaceutical medical device that can help obese and overweight patients lose weight without the risk of surgery or drugs. This procedure is designed to give you the sensation of fullness while allowing just the right portion of food to be comfortably eaten.
The procedure features a silicone balloon that is inserted via endoscopic methods into the stomach and filled with saline to assist with weight loss. By partially filling the stomach, the balloon helps a patient eat less and feel full, faster. The balloon is only temporary, remaining in the stomach no longer than six months.
As part of a managed weight loss program, the weight loss balloon provides a jump start to weight loss. It is intended to be used as part of a program to educate and teach patients about lifestyle change and healthy eating. The balloon is used in conjunction with one year of diet and behavior counseling to increase the likelihood of long-term, sustained weight loss.
The weight loss balloon has been shown to be effective in initiating behavioral change and promoting weight loss by controlling food intake and reducing hunger. As a weight loss solution, it is less invasive and aggressive than bariatric surgery with minimal risk of major complications. It is also completely reversible. With the balloon, you can expect to have it in place for 6 months and receive weight loss support for a year. Some patients require a second balloon for an additional 6 months. While results vary, patients typically lose between 26 and 33 pounds.
Kick start your weight loss journey today by scheduling a consultation with one of our healthcare providers to discuss if the weight loss balloon is right for you.
If you have questions or need resources, call us at (352) 368-1661.
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