Gastric Balloon

Benefits of gastric balloon:

  • Non surgical
  • Available to patients with BMI 27 and above
  • Temporary treatment – 6 months
  • Restricts the amount you can eat, feel full for longer

Risks of gastric balloon:

  • Severe post placement adjustment symptoms including nausea, vomiting,abdominal pain, abdominal spasms, dehydration, weakness and headaches.
  • High rejection rate, necessitating early removal
  • Weight regain after removal