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The gastric balloon
The gastric balloon is a safe and effective non surgical weight loss procedure.
It’s designed for people who have been unable to manage their weight through diet and exercise alone and who now need something more. It is most likely to appeal to you when you have a BMI in the 27-35 range and you prefer a non surgical option.
If you are looking to lose 2 – 3 stone over a 6 – 12 month period a balloon can give you this kickstart. This is a great way to view the balloon. If you are looking to lose in excess of 4 or 5 stone it is helpful to consider the surgical options also, such as the gastric band and sleeve. Unlike the surgical procedures the gastric balloon is done under sedation (very occaionally some sugeons will use a general anaesthetic). It means you won’t be in the hospital for more than a few hours.