This is a non surgical procedure where in a balloon is introduced into the stomach using an endoscope. The balloon occupies a good amount of space in the stomach, thus giving a person the sensation of fullness. The patient ends up eating very little, this leads to weight loss. But, it is important to remember that this procedure is simple to perform, and gives best results in individuals with BMI upto 30. It could be tried in individuals with BMI up to 32.5, But results may not be very satisfactory. However, one should not try at all in morbidly obese individuals as a stand-alone procedure for weight loss. The weight loss would be very little ending in depression and waste of money. Different types of balloons are available. The balloon needs to be changed in 6 month to a year depending on the type of the balloon. After removal the individual will be able to eat more and chances of weight gain could be there.
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