Nonsurgical Weight Loss
For anyone who has considered a weight loss program, there is certainly no shortage of choices. Most non-surgical weight loss programs are based on some combination of diet/behavior modification and regular exercise. Unfortunately, even the most effective interventions have proven to be effective for only a small percentage of patients. Research has shown that non-operative methods alone have not been effective in achieving significant long-term weight loss in severely obese adults.
The Intra Gastric Balloon (see Figure) is a non-surgical aid in the treatment of obesity. The Intra Gastric Balloon is a soft, expandable, silicone balloon that is placed inside the stomach via endoscopy that enters through the mouth and into the stomach with or without sedation.
This creates a feeling of fullness for the patient and does not allow for overeating, therefore allowing the patient to effectively diet without feeling continuously hungry.
During the six month period the balloon is in place, the Nutritionist will monitor your progress. You will receive education and training on nutrition and lifestyle changes for long-term success. After six months the Balloon is removed and you will continue to meet our team for additional support and guidance if needed. This shall help in reducing weight upto 15-16 kg in six months.