An Gastric Balloon is inserted endoscopically into the stomach. The balloon is then filled with approximately 500 ml of saline. This causes a sensation of rapid satiety and slows gastric emptying, thereby inducing weight loss.
The balloon remains in place for 6 months, while instituting new dietary habits and changes to be sustained after balloon retrieval. The balloon is then removed endoscopically at 6 months. At this time, you have achieved weight loss, learned to eat smaller portions, and make healthier food choices.
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