Gastric Balloon in Los Angeles
What is a gastric balloon?
Sometimes called an intragastric balloon, the gastric balloon is a medical device designed to help overweight and obese adults lose weight and keep it off. The balloon is inflated with either gas or saline and placed in your stomach temporarily, where it restricts your stomach capacity and helps control hunger for more effective weight loss.
What is a gastric balloon procedure?
A gastric balloon procedure is the process of having the balloon inserted into your stomach. There is no need for incisions, this is a nonsurgical out-patient procedure. It can be completed in less than an hour. After insertion of the balloon, you can go home.
If you have been unable to lose weight with diet and exercise alone, a gastric balloon can give you the extra help you need to achieve long-term success. Learn more about gastric balloon options at Soma Bariatrics below.
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Are gastric balloons safe?
The gastric balloon is a safe and effective weight loss device. Severe side effects are rare and the procedure is fully reversible.
How much weight will I lose with the gastric balloon?
You can lose up to 15 percent of your body weight, and up to 47 percent of your excess weight with a gastric balloon, depending on which balloon system you choose.
After the gastric balloon procedure
The gastric balloon is effective in helping patients achieve better portion control and long-term weight loss. Because the gastric balloon is temporary, it is considered a short-term weight loss aid.
Following insertion of a gastric balloon, patients are enrolled in a nutrition and fitness program to help establish healthy habits that will promote long-term weight loss. With the help of a coach, gastric balloon weight loss patients can lose more than double the weight from diet and exercise alone.
Learn More About the Gastric Balloon Procedure in a Free Consultation
Adults with a Body Mass Index of 30 to 40, and who have been unable to lose weight through diet and exercise alone, are ideal candidates for the gastric balloon procedure. This temporary procedure can jumpstart weight loss and support the transition to a healthier lifestyle.
To find out how the intragastric balloon weight loss procedure can help you, set up a free consultation online. You may also call us at 855-SOMA-411 (766-2411) or visit our Los Angeles offices for more information.
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