An uninflated balloon is placed temporarily in the stomach through the mouth via a brief, non-surgical endoscopic procedure that is performed in an outpatient setting. The balloon is then filled with saline to about the size of a grapefruit and remains in the stomach for approximately six months. The balloon reduces the amount of space available in your stomach for food, without permanently altering your stomach itself.
After six months, the balloon is removed via an endoscopic outpatient procedure. Intensive medical monitoring and nutritional therapy will continue for an additional six months. This one-year program is designed to help you develop sustainable, healthy habits that will help keep weight off over time.