A gastric balloon is a non-surgical, non-pharmaceutical tool used in the treatment of obesity. In conjunction with a supervised diet it can help you achieve the health and aesthetic benefits associated with weight loss. It consists of a soft, expandable balloon which is filled with air and this makes you feel fuller faster with less food in your stomach. Overall, gastric balloon treatment can significantly reduce your portion sizes and help you reach your long-term weight loss goals.
Gastric balloon is mainly used when a patient's BMI does not justify having another weight loss surgery. Gastric balloon is the treatment you are looking for if your BMI is between 30 and 40, if you are willing to commit to healthy lifestyle changes and regular medical follow-up, and you have not had any previous stomach or oesophageal surgery.