Gastric Balloon in Atlanta, GA

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Gastric balloon is one of many types of medical weight loss procedures that is proven to help obese patients lose weight.
At SurgiCare Arts & Aesthetics, Angelina Postoev, MD, FACS, a triple board-certified cosmetic surgeon, and Christopher Ibikunle, MD, FACS, offer gastric balloon to men and women in Atlanta, Lawrenceville, Suwanee, Johns Creek, and the surrounding areas of Georgia

What is a Gastric Balloon?

Gastric balloon is a procedure that involves placing a silicone balloon inside the patient’s stomach. The balloon is filled with saline or air and left in place for 3 to 6 months. An inflated balloon fills a part of the stomach and makes the patient feel full sooner, and therefore, consumes fewer calories on a daily basis.
The gastric balloon is a temporary, but very effective method to defeat obesity. This method allows you to achieve the goal of weight easier and faster and encourages you to lead a healthier lifestyle.
Gastric balloons are installed for a period of 3 to 6 months, depending on the type of product selected. The balloon is installed endoscopically, without surgical intervention.
This method should be considered if diet and exercise do not bring the desired result. Gastric balloons can help achieve the dream of ideal weight in a few months. On average, 89% of the total weight loss at six months is maintained at one year.

What Are the Secondary Benefits of Gastric Balloon?

Although few studies have been conducted, our experience indicates that gastric balloon has secondary benefits to weight loss. Diabetes, hypertension, and other medical conditions can improve as a result of using a gastric balloon to lose weight.
Gastric balloon is:
  • An excellent and sustainable weight loss method;
  • Painless;
  • No incisions;
  • An outpatient procedure.

How Does a Gastric Balloon Work?

SurgiCare Arts & Aesthetics offers Obalon Balloon and Orbera Balloon.
  • Obalon Balloon involves using three balloons that are placed inside the stomach one at a time over the course of three months.
  • Orbera Balloon involves a single balloon that remains in place for six months combined with ongoing coaching for up to one year.

Obalon Balloon

The Obalon Balloon System is the FIRST and ONLY swallowable, FDA-approved balloon system for weight loss. This non-surgical treatment consists of three lightweight balloons placed gradually over three months.
Placement usually takes less than ten minutes per cylinder. In your doctor’s office, you swallow a capsule with a small balloon, and then your doctor inflates the balloon.
The Obalon Balloon System is a safe and effective weight loss system with minimal risk of complications. Rare side effects include abdominal pain and nausea that go away within a few days.

Orbera Balloon

The Orbera® Intragastric Balloon System is a bariatric weight loss procedure that uses a gastric stomach balloon made of soft silicone.
The procedure begins with placing a soft balloon in the stomach. Then, the balloon is filled with saline to the size of a grapefruit. The procedure usually takes 20 to 30 minutes and you can go home on the same day.

What Should I Expect from My Gastric Balloon Procedure?

After the procedure, the patient feels full, because the stomach is partially filled with a balloon; the patient wants to eat less and begins to lose weight.
Immediately after the installation procedure, you will need to limit your food intake. During the first few days, the diet should consist only of liquid food. After this, you can begin to eat semi-solid, and then solid types of food gradually.
This procedure implies that you change your lifestyle and eating habits. In the first few days after the procedure, discomfort is possible, but within a week, the stomach gets used to the balloon. The only thing that will remind you of it is something inside your stomach is quick satiety with less food than usual.

How Long Do the Results Last?

Lifestyle changes are key to keeping the weight off after a gastric balloon. If you continue to eat right and exercise, you could maintain a healthy weight for the rest of your life!
Support is an important part of the gastric balloon. We invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Angelina or Dr. Chris to learn about our weight loss program and how we can help you succeed.
SurgiCare Arts & Aesthetics proudly offers financing options for our patients.
Gastric balloon is an excellent option for many obese patients who need help shedding pounds. Angelina Postoev, MD, FACS, a triple board-certified cosmetic surgeon, and Christopher Ibikunle, MD, FACS, offer gastric balloons for men and women in Atlanta, Lawrenceville, Suwanee, Johns Creek, and the surrounding areas of Georgia. To learn more about the gastric balloon, contact us to schedule a consultation.

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