Bariatric Surgery and Weight loss
There is still a common misconception that obesity is a “Cosmetic” issue, but the truth is that obesity is a medical problem. The World Health Organization (W.H.O.) and several National and International medical and scientific societies, now recognize obesity as a chronic progressive disease resulting from multiple environmental, physiological and genetic factors.
Living with obesity is extremely costly in terms of economics, individual health, longevity, and psychological well-being. Managing your weight is a life-long process that requires treatment, control and support.
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The Intragastric Balloon could be just what you need. This weight loss solution requires no surgery, no cutting, no pain and is a quick same-day procedure performed in an endoscopy setting.
The balloon is a soft, expandable device that is temporarily inserted into the stomach. It can help you control your appetite and kick start your weight loss. It helps you maximize the effect that diet and exercise can have on you. The amount of weight you can expect to lose depends on many factors including your starting BMI and your commitment to follow-up. In the US clinical trial, patients lost an average of 40% of their excess weight. This represented 2X more weight than those who participated in a medically supervised weight loss program alone. Typical patients can expect to lose anywhere from 20-70lbs .