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Gastric Balloon

About Gastric Balloon

  • Introduction

  • Indications

  • Contraindications

  • Types of balloon

  • mechanism

  • results

  • Complications

  • recovery

  • life after balloon

Introduction to Gastric Balloon

An alternative to surgery, strict diets, and weight loss pills.
Intragastric balloon (or gastric balloon) is a weight-loss device procedure in which a water filled stomach balloon or a gas-filled balloon is temporarily placed in the stomach. The aim of this procedure is to assist in the process of weight loss by making a person feel fuller more quickly and by limiting the amount of food that can be consumed.

A comprehensive, two-part programme begins with a soft balloon placed in your stomach for six months to encourage portion control. Our support team of BMI experts will help guide you through the process.

After six months, the balloon will be removed and the support team will continue to guide you in making healthy lifestyle choices for another six months. Lifestyle coaching is essential to help you overcome the challenges of retraining your appetite, adopting new nutritional habits, establishing a reasonable exercise routine, and ultimately meeting your long-term weight loss goals.

In combination with a 12-month weight loss programme and lifestyle changes, the gastric balloon is designed to kick-start weight loss. The gastric balloon is the ideal solution for those who want to lose excess weight but do not want to undergo permanent surgical solutions.

Intragastric balloon is not a permanent weight loss solution, but an assistive device for those who have unsuccessfully tried to lose weight through diet and exercise and other lifestyle changes. Commitment to healthy lifestyle changes, behavioural therapy and regular medical follow-up is essential.

Our Comprehensive Program

At VIGOS hospital, we often receive feedback from patients that our weight loss program is thorough and comprehensive. Our patients feel informed as they prepare for surgery, and they are supported afterward.

We will help you navigate life after surgery and make healthy choices for optimal weight loss results. Our weight loss professional team will work with you personally to develop meal plans, answer questions and provide moral support.

You are never alone on your weight loss journey. There is always a friendly face to offer helpful information and encouragement.

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