Intragastric Balloon

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Intragastric balloons are a non-surgical weight loss option for people with a BMI of 30-40. Silicone balloons are placed in the stomach via an endoscopy. It’s then filled with saline, creating a feeling of fullness after even small meals. It remains in the stomach for up to six months, after which it's removed. Paired with the adoption of healthy diet and exercise habits, intragastric balloons are a good option for those who don’t want or qualify for weight loss surgery, but the results are not as dramatic as what can be expected with gastric bypass, a sleeve gastrectomy, or the lap band.

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33 Years Old. 4 Kids. I Want Lose Weight

Yesterday I put the ball SPRATZ instragastrico I explained to the doctor that this ball is different because it can be left up to a year and can be enlarged or made smaller according to ss need. The procedure was very fast I performed the Edgar Campos DR in Mexicali, Almater hospital came very... READ MORE

do not do the gastric balloon with results md in south florida!

I did the gastric balloon procedure at Results Md Plastic Surgery in South Florida. And what a DISORGANIZED PLACE! They have A LOT of cons: 1- When you schedule an appointment with them, you wait 1-2hours inside a room until SOMEONE gets to see you. The doctor is usually 3 hours later! 2- The... READ MORE

Obera Journey in Nashville - Nashville, TN

My ballon was placed yesterday the procedure was easy I was only asleep for about 15 minutes, stayed at surgery center from another our getting liquids and then came home. The only discomfort I had all day yesterday was being extremely hungry but it shouldn't worry about drinking or having a... READ MORE

Spatz Gastric Ballon Trial - Towson, MD

I have been a member of the yo-yo community since I could remember. As I have gotten older its harder to bounce back and my body is reacting horribley to the weight. I really wanted weight loss surgery, but my BMI was too low. I came across the study trial for the Spatz balloon and thought, why... READ MORE

One Week 7lbs Lighter - Mexico

I decided to share my views on the intragastric balloon since it is a fairy new procedure. I had the single balloon inserted on September 5th with approximate cost of $3000 US Dollars. The procedure was done in Mexico with US educated Doctors. The first 48 hours were horrible with stomach... READ MORE

60, Need to Lose Weight for Medical Reasons - Jackson, MS

My renal doc mentioned this procedure as he once again cautioned me to lose wt. other than the cost, it seemed harmless enough (no cutting). Information on the procedure is scarce or is only written from medical or media view. How excited I was to find this site and real live patients. Tell... READ MORE

31, 2 Kids, Living Abroad. - Pyeongtaek, South Korea

I am morbidly obese but tall so I like to think I don't look that big (but I do). I'm 5'9" and 320 lbs. Thought about the sleeve but I like the idea of the balloon and no surgery. Just got the balloon today. Feeling gross - nauseous, cramp (feels like I'm really hungry) and have vomited twice.... READ MORE

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