A lot of people find weight loss a very difficult process. No matter how hard they try to diet and take regular exercise, some people will still struggle to shed excess fat and sometimes lose hope altogether.
Some people may actually fear weight loss surgeries more than they fear the impact of being overweight might have on their long-term health.
In this procedure, the doctor uses an endoscope to insert a deflated gastric balloon through the mouth and esophagus, guiding it to the stomach where a tube is used to inflate the balloon with a saline liquid. The balloon then takes up about 40% of the space in the stomach, which in turn helps the patient feel fuller on a smaller amount of food.
Patients are recommended to stick to a liquid diet during the first week post-operation, after which the patient can eat normally within the boundaries laid out by their doctor and nutritionist.