The Intra Gastric Balloon is a medical grade, saline-filled gastric balloon that rests in the stomach cavity and decreases appetite by occupying approximately a third of the stomach volume. In addition, with the gastric balloon in place, the stomach empties more slowly, keeping you feeling full longer.
The Intra Gastric Balloon is inserted during one day stay procedure that takes about 40 minutes and is performed under general anaesthesia. No incisions is required. You will be home very next day.
The Intra Gastric Balloon is a tool to aid weight loss and will yield the best result when used in conjunction with diet, exercise and a behavior modification program.
The amount of weight you lose will depend on how closely you follow your diet and adopt long-term lifestyle changes. Average weight losses of 16 kg after 6 months and 30 kg after 12 months are reported with the Intra Gastric Balloon. Depending on your initial weight and your motivation, significantly greater weight losses have been achieved.