Because obesity is a life-altering disease, it requires a careful and personalized treatment approach. At the Weight Loss and Wellness Center, gastric balloons are just one of the many weight loss options we can provide, based on your personal needs and weight loss goals. All of our treatment plans are unique and customized to fit the needs of the patient. We are here for you to address any struggles you face while you’re on your journey, providing support groups and alternative treatment options whenever needed. It’s our mission and passion to empower our patients, giving you the tools you need to regain control of your health and weight.
What is a gastric balloon?
A gastric balloon refers to a medical device that is inserted into your stomach to help with weight loss. The balloon itself is inflatable and placed into your stomach by a weight loss doctor, often after other weight loss approaches have failed. The balloon limits the amount of food that can be put in the stomach and increases feelings of fullness. As a result, patients are often able to lose weight and overcome weight-related health conditions like obesity, depression, and high blood pressure. At the Weight Loss and Wellness Center, our weight physicians can help you determine the best possible treatment options for your situation and help guide you in overcoming your weight issues and becoming a healthier you.
Why is a gastric balloon used?
Using a gastric balloon for weight loss is often recommended when other surgical options have failed or when a patient would like to try a non-surgical weight loss treatment. In addition to those who would like to lose weight, the gastric balloon is commonly recommended for those who have one or more of the following weight-related health conditions:
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Type 2 diabetes
- Obesity and depression
- Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)
What does gastric balloon treatment involve?
Before the day of your stomach balloon placement, you’ll have the opportunity to sit down with one of our weight loss physicians to discuss the details of your procedure. We’ll work with you to determine that gastric balloon treatment is the best possible route for you and decide if there are any other additional weight loss options that might benefit you. Some of the different types of non-surgical gastric balloons that we may recommend include:
On the day of your gastric balloon insertion, a certified doctor specializing in weight loss will place your balloon using the latest minimally-invasive techniques. Once the device is properly in place, it can be inflated and positioned correctly for the best possible weight loss outcome.
Following your procedure, your doctor will walk you through any post-procedure steps. You’ll also be given information on what to expect during your weight loss. In addition to a gastric balloon, your doctor might suggest trying one or more of the following additional weight loss treatment options:
What are the benefits of visiting the Weight Loss and Wellness Center for a gastric balloon?
A gastric balloon is one of many weight loss treatment options that may work for you. We’ll help you determine what treatment is best for your needs. Using a gastric balloon offers our patients the following benefits for weight loss and health conditions:
- Non-surgical weight loss procedure
- Decreases appetite
- Increases feeling of fullness
- Can help improve your weight loss results
- Can lower blood pressure
- Can improve type 2 diabetes
- Can improve obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)
- Can improve high cholesterol
If you are struggling to lose weight, visit the Weight Loss and Wellness Center in New Jersey for help overcoming your weight problems. Our mission is to empower and educate our patients through personalized support and state-of-the-art treatment options so you can regain control of your life and health. Call our office at 973-795-7955 or click here to schedule a consultation at one of our several locations.