How Does Gastric Balloon Surgery Work?

Healthy eating and portion control are learned habits, and maintaining a diet is arguably the hardest part of any weight loss journey. The gastric balloon surgery Smithtown, NY doctors often recommend can help. The balloon occupies a portion of the stomach, suppressing your appetite and making you feel full. As you adapt to smaller portion sizes and adopt better eating habits, you are able to achieve sustainable weight loss even after the balloon is removed.

The two types of gastric balloons we offer are implemented in a short outpatient procedure and are removed after six months.

Orbera Balloon

The most popular FDA-approved weight loss balloon, the Orbera balloon can be placed in just 30 minutes. While the patient is sedated, the doctor places (through the esophagus) a silicone balloon in the stomach, which is then filled with a saline solution.

Obalon Balloon

The Obalon balloon is the only FDA-approved swallowable balloon system. It is a 10-minute procedure — no sedation required. The patient simply swallows a small capsule that holds the balloon. The balloon is filled up with gas. Another two balloons are inserted into the stomach over a three-month period.

If you’re considering getting gastric balloon surgery in Smithtown, NY, contact Long Island Laparoscopic Doctors.