Gastric Balloon

An alternative to surgery, strict diets, and weight-loss pills.

Intragastric Balloon

An alternative to surgery, strict diets, and weight-loss pills.

No matter what your weight goal, the intragastric balloon may help you. It is the insertion of an FDA-approved intragastric device combined with a 12-month weight-loss program designed to kick-start your weight loss while supporting your lifestyle changes. It is an ideal solution if you are looking to lose a minimum of 20-30lbs* of excess weight, but don’t want to undergo permanent surgical solutions. *individual results may vary

Advanced Laparoscopic Associates is not only one of the first weight loss practices to be offering this balloon weight loss procedure in the tri-state area, but they participated in the FDA clinical trials and have therefore experienced the full potential of this program.

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BMI Categories:

Underweight: less than 18.5
Normal weight: 18.5 – 24.9
Overweight: 25 – 29.9
Obese: 30 or greater

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How does the stomach balloon work?

Once the balloon is in place in your stomach it is filled with saline, expanding to partially fill the stomach area. This helps you feel less hungry and consume smaller portions of food as you experience a similar satisfaction as you would have previously experienced after consuming a larger meal.

Most weight is lost during the first three months, but because the intragastric balloon stays in your stomach for six months, you will learn to eat the right amount of food to maintain your new weight long-term.

During the first six months (and after) you will work together with our nutritional support team and weight-loss experts to personalize your own plan.

Advanced Laparoscopic Associates | Intra-gastric Balloon

Are you a suitable candidate?

  • Yes, if you are moderately overweight and unable to achieve your desired weight loss through traditional weight-loss methods, such as diet and exercise.
  • Yes, if you are aiming at lose a minimum of 20-30lbs and are not eligible for, or maybe uncomfortable with, other forms of weight-loss surgery.
  • Yes, if you have a BMI of less than 27 and less than 40 and are willing to participate in an established medically-supervised diet and behavior modification program with regular follow-up.

This may not be suitable for the following patients:

  • People who have had previous abdominal surgery
  • As with all medical procedures, there can be potential risks of unforeseen, unknown, or adverse reactions. Please discuss your questions and expectations about the Intra-Gastric Balloon treatment program with us so that we can evaluate the benefits versus any possible risks.

For additional information, all prospective patients are invited to attend a free educational seminar.
Seminars are a great source of information about the procedure you are considering, and they allow you to meet the surgeons as well as ask any questions you may have. You may also have the opportunity to meet some post-operative patients.

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Call (201) 646-1121 today and schedule your consultation with one of our surgeons!

 

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