How Does Gastric Balloon Surgery Work?

The gastric balloon surgery St James, NY residents recommend helps with portion control. As the balloon takes up space in the stomach, your appetite is suppressed and you feel fuller faster and longer. As a result, you consume smaller portions and develop healthier eating habits.

We Offer Two Kinds of Gastric Balloons

Both gastric balloons are safe and effective, involving only a brief outpatient procedure. Let’s explore the differences between the two.

Orbera Balloon

Our most popular option, the Orbera procedure is simple and takes only 30 minutes. While the patient is under mild sedation, a silicone balloon is placed inside the stomach, guided through the esophagus; it’s then filled with saline. The balloon occupies a portion of the stomach for six months.

Obalon Balloon

The Obalon balloon is a swallowable balloon that takes only 10 minutes to place. It’s simple: the patient ingests a small capsule with the balloon inside. Then, the balloon is inflated with gas. Two more balloons are added over the next several months, and after six months, they are all deflated and removed in a brief endoscopic procedure.

If you’re wondering if gastric balloon surgery in St James, NY, is right for you, give us a call today. We can discuss all of your options and walk you through what to expect.