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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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34 - Single No Kids and an Insatiable Appetite!!! - Mexico

My appointment is scheduled, flight booked (heading across the boarder to Mexico), and I have my mindset to go with my choice! Why the Spatz3? I think the same reason some go with the lapband. It is adjustable, and less permanent, while also being adjustable later. I wanted the 1 year outlook,... READ MORE

Gastric Balloon - Spatz3 - Vejthani Hospital, Thailand - my Experience

I have always struggled and yoyo'd with my weight, but in recent years due partly to depression and partly due to a bad traffic accident my weight had ballooned to an all time high of 94kg with a BMI of 33.3. I was 40yo (now 41) and I made some personal choices to deal with my depression... READ MORE

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

Weight Loss

I'm a 50 years old working mom who has struggled with weight gains all my life. I could not be any happier with my decision to go thru the Intragastric Balloon at Athenix Body Sculpting Institute. The team at the Institute was very pleasant and helpful. They addressed all my concerns and... READ MORE

Elipse Intragastric Balloon - Kuwait

So ive struggled with my weight throughout my teenage years even though i was very active. Im not obese, but I am overweight. I was at 27 BMI. The intragastric balloon procedure, which is a balloon that fills up a part of your stomach to make you feel fller and eat less. I felt like I needed the... READ MORE

You won't find a better doctor.

I have a slow thyroid problem which makes it really hard to lose weight. I tried so many different things like pills and injections, but still my weight would go up and down by as much as 10-15lbs and it was taking a toll on me physically. I’m a deputy and I need to feel good physically for my j... READ MORE

Amazing experience

The entire office staff was friendly, welcoming and made sure I felt comfortable at every step in the process. Dr. Ronan was patient, engaging and put me at ease. I would recommend him and his staff to any of my friends or family members. 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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