We have all heard of gastric bypass surgery, but did you know that there is an alternative? Gastric balloon surgery has proven to be a safe and effective weight-loss method. Learn more about the benefits, risks, side effects, and what should be considered in this video.
How Does a Gastric Ballon Work?
Gastric balloon surgery is a weight-loss procedure in which they insert a deflated silicone balloon into the stomach. They then filled the balloon with saline until it reaches about the size of a grapefruit.
This causes the patient to feel full and eat less food.
The Benefits of Gastric Balloon Surgery
When should you consider gastric balloon surgery? It is recommended for people who are obese (BMI >30) or have a BMI of 27-30 and at least one other weight-related health condition, such as type II diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol levels.