An intragastric balloon procedure is a non-surgical weight loss procedure that can provide more than twice the weight loss of diet and exercise alone. It provides an additional tool beyond diet and exercise to help people lose weight.
How does it work?
The intragastric balloon procedure is a reversible treatment option that uses a balloon inserted into the stomach to help patients achieve lasting weight loss results. It is an outpatient procedure. The balloon remains in the stomach for six months, serving as built-in portion control so people may feel full and less hungry.
During this time and for six months after the gastric balloon is removed, patients receive in-office diet and coaching sessions and assistance with tracking progress.
Who’s a candidate?
The balloon procedure is for adults with a BMI of 30 to 40, who have a related health condition and who may not be candidates for bariatric surgery.
How Can I Learn More about my Options?
We encourage anyone interested in medical weight loss to attend Bariatrics 101, a free class offered on the third Wednesday of every month. During this class you will learn about:
- the procedures available
- risks and benefits of procedures
- insurance and payment options
- life after medical weight loss
- bariatric physicians at NGMC
To learn more about our Free Bariatrics 101 Class click here. Ready to get started? Click the button below to view the class schedule and register for our upcoming class.
To learn more about intragastric balloon procedures or your surgical weight loss options, call Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s Bariatric Services at 770-219-0446 or complete our online form, today!