Gastric balloon surgery is a relatively new kind of weight loss procedure. A balloon is inflated in the stomach, causing you to feel full much faster. The balloon may also change the hormones in your body that control appetite, leading to long-term results that benefit your health and wellbeing.

The Two Types of Gastric Balloons

Orbera Balloon

Our most popular option, this balloon is inserted in a simple 30-minute outpatient procedure. Once you are sedated, we will direct a slim tube down through the throat to position the balloon in the stomach. We then use an endoscope to inflate the balloon with saline. The Orbera balloon is a safe, quick, and convenient alternative to more invasive surgeries and may be recommended for people who need to lose 20 to 50 pounds. The balloon will remain in the stomach for six months.

Obalon Balloon

Insertion of the Obalon balloon is fast and minimally invasive; it takes just 10 minutes and does not required the use of a sedative. You will simply swallow a capsule containing the gastric balloon. The doctor then inflates the Obalon balloon with gas. Two more balloons are added over the next three months, and after six months, all of the balloons are removed endoscopically.

If you have a BMI between 30 and 40 and need to lose 10% to 15% of your body weight, you may be the ideal candidate for the Orbera or Obalon gastric balloon. Reach out to us today for more information about our gastric balloon surgery in Commack, NY.