Role of Gastric Balloon in Weight Loss

Gastric Balloon helps control of your weight — without the risks of surgery or drugs. It does so by helping you to feel full, thus reducing the urge for food, whilst you undertake weight-loss guidance and advice that your doctors and/or dieticians will give you.

The Intragastric Balloon: A soft, silicone balloon that is inserted into the stomach and filled with sterile saline. The balloon is designed to partially fill your stomach, giving you a feeling of fullness. In medical terms this is called satiety. It will not only make you feel less hungry, but feel fuller more quickly after small meals. The balloon will be removed after 6 months. With the help of the gastric Balloon, you will have a better chance in adopting the lifestyle changes needed to lose weight.

The balloon is filled with sterile saline, to which is added a blue safety dye to colour your urine in the extremely unlikely event of a leak. The fill volume is variable from 400ml to 700ml can be adjusted specifically for your own requirements. Remember, Gastric Balloon is only a ‘training tool’, like stabilizers on a bicycle. It gives you a window of opportunity to adapt to the lifestyle changes you must make in order to maintain your ideal body weight.