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Gastric (Stomach) Balloon

Our office is proud to offer our patients a new and alternative form of weight management. The gastric (stomach) balloon fills the treatment gap between traditional diet programs and medications, and that of weight loss surgery. The balloon is a temporary device placed within the patient’s stomach and will act to decrease hunger and cause the patient to have early satiety (a feeling of fullness that will cause a person to stop eating).

The balloon is placed without any incisions and in an outpatient setting. The balloon is TEMPORARY and must be removed within a period of six months in order to avoid potential complications. Patients who have had the balloon placed have been reported to lose 10% of their body weight.

Our office will guide the balloon patients through a 12 month monitored program that will offer education and support so that the weight loss achieved while the balloon was in place, will be maintained over the long-term.

Please contact our office to find out more information about the gastric balloon.

Phone number: 225-771-8741

Or, fill out a pre-registration and note your desire for the balloon.

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“After I had surgery and changed my life style, I am now at 130 pounds. I am the healthiest and happiest I have been in years since Dr. Bellanger performed my gastric bypass. I wanted to lose 80-85 lbs. and I have lost 81.

My surgery was performed at Vista Surgical Hospital in Baton Rouge, their entire staff was extremely nice and understanding.”

Sue, Baton Rouge, LA