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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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
Gained 45+lbs in the last 10 years due to an unhealthy relationship resulting in Major Depressive Disorder. Successfully purged my toxic ex, but not the lbs gained from constantly eating my feelings. Therapy helps, but a 24/7 sugar addiction/consumption impediment is mandatory. The Reshape... READ MORE
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
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
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