is placed into the stomach in a simple, non-surgical outpatient procedure. First, a diagnostic endoscopy is done to ensure that there are no contraindications and that it is safe to perform the procedure. Once you are mildly sedated and comfortable, the procedure can begin. The deflated gastric balloon is inserted through the esophagus and into your stomach. A syringe is then used to fill the balloon with a sterile saline solution. Once the weight loss balloon has been filled with saline it is about the size of a grapefruit. The entire procedure takes about 20-30 minutes. After roughly two hours of recovery, most patients head home to begin the rest of their new life.
Once the stomach balloon has been in place for six months the balloon is removed. The simple and non-surgical procedure is very similar to the placement process. Gastric balloon has been removed it is very important to continue working closely with your support team and coaches to follow the personal diet and exercise plan given to you. This will help to keep you in a positive and healthy mindset while achieving your weight loss goals. When your yearlong program is over, maintaining the healthy lifestyle choices you have established will help you continue to lose weight and keep it off
THE FIRST 6 MONTHS
weight loss balloon stays in your stomach for the first six months after the procedure. With the stomach balloon and support team, patients usually see the most drastic results in the first six months. It is very important to use this time to develop healthy habits that will continue for not only the 12-month weight loss program, but for the rest of your life. During the first six months you will learn how to use your as a tool to aid in your weight loss. Having open and constant communication with your support team is crucial to maximizing the benefits weight loss system. Over the next 12-months you will have regular face-to-face sessions with your treatment team, dietician, fitness trainer, psychologist and exercise psychologist.