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.