What is a gastric balloon?

A gastric balloon, also known as an intragastric balloon is a non-surgical and short-term (temporary) weight loss device. A smooth, soft saline-filled balloon (about the size of a grapefruit) is placed in your stomach, allowing you to control your portion sizes by filling space in your stomach. The gastric balloon makes you feel fuller faster.

Like other weight loss procedures, a gastric balloon requires commitment to a healthier lifestyle. By following professional health and wellness advice, you can adopt good healthy eating habits and change your lifestyle so you can lose weight quickly and keep it off long term.

Since a gastric balloon can make you feel fuller faster than you normally would, it often means you’ll eat less. The amount of weight you lose also depends on how much you can change in your lifestyle habits. Permanent healthy changes in your diet, along with regular physical activity and exercise, are necessary to avoid regaining weight. To learn more about the Orbera Weight Loss Program or to find a specialist in your area, visit:

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