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Bariatric Non Surgical Procedures

Gastric Balloon

Procedure Description

Intragastric balloon surgery is performed when an inflatable gastric balloon is endoscopically inserted and then inflated in the stomach to reduce capacity i.e. the balloon is inserted via the mouth and esophagus directly into the stomach. Immediately following the introduction of the Gastric Balloon the balloon is inflated by introducing saline into the balloon which causes it to swell and reduces a patient’s capacity and ability to consume large volumes of food and fluid. This procedure can be used in isolation to provide a short medium-term solution for patients who are struggling to cope with their moderate weight loss challenges.

How it works to help you lose weight?

As you eat less food and absorb fewer calories, your body will stop storing excess calories and start using its fat supply for energy.

Gastric Banding

Procedure description:

Gastric banding is a restrictive procedure because it limits the amount of food you can eat at one time. During this procedure, the gastric band is placed around the stomach, dividing it into two parts: a small upper pouch & a lower stomach. The upper pouch holds about ½ cup of food. This helps a person feel full sooner & longer than usual.

How it works to help you lose weight?

By creating a smaller stomach pouch, the gastric band limits the amount of food that can be eaten at one time, so you will feel full sooner & stay full longer. As you eat less food, your body will stop storing excess calories and start using its fat supply for energy

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