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Gastric Balloon Surgery in Atlanta, GA

Intra-Gastric Balloon

The Intra-Gastric Balloon System weight-loss system can help patients lose weight quickly over a 6 month period. This type of weight loss treatment is minimally invasive and uses a saline-filled balloon to help you reach your desired weight. 

At Atlanta Bariatrics, our experienced team provides gastric balloon treatment to patients throughout Atlanta, GA. Our experienced bariatric surgeons are here to guide you through the entire process and help you achieve your weight loss goals safely and effectively. We specialize in providing minimally invasive endoscopic gastric balloon treatment that is tailored to meet the individual needs of each patient.

If you’re ready to feel happier and healthier with the top specialists in weight loss surgery Atlanta has to offer, schedule your first consultation with us today. We can’t wait to help you take the first step!

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Diagram of the balloon procedure

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Intragastric Balloon Surgery for Weight Loss

The intra-gastric balloon procedure involves inserting a gastric balloon through the patient's mouth and into the stomach.

Here’s how the procedure works at Atlanta Bariatrics:

  • Dr. Johnson performs this minimally invasive endoscopic procedure while the patient is under mild sedation. 
  • Once the balloon is in place, it is filled with a sterile saline solution, to partially fill the stomach. 
  • After the procedure, the stomach holds less food, allowing the person to feel less hungry. 

Patients find that they eat smaller portions and feel satisfied consuming less as compared to what they would have previously experienced after consuming a larger meal.

The balloon procedure is much less complicated than other forms of weight management surgery, making recovery time much shorter and easier – usually about 3 days of inactivity. You can resume your normal activities depending on how quickly your body adjusts to the balloon.

Frequently Asked Questions

What will I need to do to maintain results following my intra-gastric balloon procedure?

The intra-gastric balloon procedure is a short term solution to what is a long term problem. The balloon stays in for a maximum of 6 months and then it is removed. You will then have to continue to use your newly developed eating habits of consuming smaller portions, eating lower calorie foods, and regular exercise.

What should I expect following my gastric balloon surgery?

The balloon will require you to eat smaller portions although you may consume a wide range of foods. You will be given dietary suggestions that include eating less fat, sugary and starchy foods. In some cases eating too much of these foods can cause you to feel nauseous.

During this entire process, our registered dietitians will be with you, delivering counsel and support. They will assist you in creating tailored meal plans and answering any questions you may have about nutrition following surgery. 

What are the benefits of the intra-gastric balloon?

The typical amount of weight loss is on average 35-40% following this procedure. With weight loss also comes other improvements of obesity-related conditions such as sleep apnea, high blood pressure, stroke, Type 2 diabetes and arthritis. Another benefit is that you do not have to take a daily nutritional supplement.

How can I get started with bariatric surgery near me?

At Atlanta Bariatrics, we want it to be as easy as possible to get started on your journey toward meeting your weight loss goals. Request your initial consultation today. Our office staff will work with you to make sure you get the care and support that you need.

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