What Is Gastric Balloon Surgery?

This solution specifically focuses on portion control. As the balloon fills up space in the stomach, you find yourself feeling full faster and longer. As a result, you get into the habit of consuming smaller portions, developing healthier habits that last long after the balloon is removed.

Our gastric balloon surgery in Stony Brook, NY is a less invasive and less permanent solution than procedures like gastric bypass or gastric sleeve surgeries. While the results associated with a gastric balloon may be less dramatic, this procedure does have a proven record of impressive outcomes. One study showed that a gastric balloon in conjunction with behavioral therapy helped participants lose 29% of their excess body weight; participants who only received behavioral therapy lost just 14% of their weight. A gastric balloon is a great alternative to bariatric surgery for people with a BMI between 30 and 40, striving to lose 20 to 50 pounds.

Which Type of Gastric Balloon Is Right For You?

We offer two options, both of which are safe, effective, and involve only a minor outpatient procedure.

The Orbera Balloon

The gastric balloon Stony Brook, NY residents recommend most as well as the number one weight loss balloon worldwide, the Orbera balloon procedure is quick and simple. The patient is mildly sedated as a silicone balloon is placed in the stomach through the esophagus. The balloon is then injected with saline. The insertion procedure itself takes just 30 minutes and the balloon remains in the stomach for six months.

The Obalon Balloon

The Obalon balloon is the first and only FDA-approved swallowable balloon intended for weight loss. The patient merely swallows a small capsule that holds the balloon. The balloon is then inflated with gas, using a thin tube. This process takes only 10 minutes, requires no sedation, and the patient experiences no downtime, free to leave and go on with their day as normal. Two additional balloons are placed over a three-month span, and after six months, all are deflated and removed.

Are you considering gastric balloon surgery in Stony Brook, NY? We can help you determine which option is the right one for you. Contact us today to learn more.