Benefits of the Gastric Balloon

The gastric balloon means that you do not have undergo surgery which can be risky. You are not treated as an in-patient which means a quick procedure followed by a short recovery period. You can return to work very quickly.

The balloon means that you will have to eat smaller portions although you can a wide range of foods. Try to avoid high fat, sugary foods as these can make you feel nauseous.

In terms of weight loss you are looking at, on average, 35-40% weight loss following this procedure. It can also improve any obesity-related conditions such as sleep apnoea, high blood pressure, stroke, Type 2 diabetes and arthritis. Another benefit is that you do not have to take a daily nutritional supplement.

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