WHAT IS A GASTRIC BALLOON?
A Gastric Balloon is a device that is inserted into your stomach to help you lose weight. It is a temporary and non-surgical procedure that can reduce your appetite and make you feel full faster. Gastric Balloons are not the same as gastric bypass or other weight loss surgeries, which involve changing the shape or size of your stomach or intestines. Gastric Balloons are usually used for people who have a body mass index (BMI) between 30 and 40, and who have tried other methods of weight loss without success. Gastric Balloons may also be an option for people with a BMI as low as 27, depending on their health condition and medical history.