Jump to content
×
Are you looking for the BariatricPal Store? Go now!

Gastric Balloon Forum


The gastric balloon is an alternative to weight loss surgery for lower-BMI patients. It is an inflatable silicone balloon that helps fill the stomach so patients can eat less food and lose weight. This tool recently received FDA approval as a non-surgical tool to treat extreme obesity. Some examples of gastric balloons currently offered are Orbera, Easy Life, Duo by Reshape, Medsil, Allurion, Spatz, Endoball and Obalon.

A growing numbers of weight loss surgeons are now performing Endolumenal Bariatric Procedures without incisions. As an alternative to incision-based surgery, surgeons are using natural orifices (such as the throat) to insert the tools and equipment they need to help you win the battle against obesity. Some examples are the Stomaphy X, Endobarrier, TOGA and Rose procedures.

This is the forum where you can talk about the balloon and other Endolumenal Bariatric Procedures, their pros and cons, your special diet, and your experiences with the intragastric balloon or other Endolumenal Bariatric Procedures!


136 topics in this forum

    • 139 replies
    • 19,354 views
    • 59 replies
    • 5,397 views
    • 57 replies
    • 4,646 views
    • 57 replies
    • 6,930 views
    • 35 replies
    • 4,427 views
    • 32 replies
    • 4,713 views
    • 32 replies
    • 4,572 views
    • 32 replies
    • 6,457 views
    • 31 replies
    • 5,521 views
    • 26 replies
    • 4,481 views
  1. Orbera Balloon t-minus 180 days

    • 26 replies
    • 4,448 views
    • 25 replies
    • 3,305 views
    • 23 replies
    • 3,745 views
    • 23 replies
    • 1,348 views
    • 23 replies
    • 1,868 views
    • 22 replies
    • 1,917 views
    • 22 replies
    • 3,073 views
  2. Food help!

    • 21 replies
    • 1,863 views
    • 18 replies
    • 3,559 views
    • 18 replies
    • 2,351 views
    • 18 replies
    • 2,250 views
  3. Here we go!

    • 16 replies
    • 1,363 views
  4. Balloon Removal

    • 16 replies
    • 2,180 views
  5. Balloon scheduled for 8/31!

    • 15 replies
    • 3,182 views
    • 15 replies
    • 1,112 views
    • 14 replies
    • 2,520 views
  6. General questions

    • 14 replies
    • 2,449 views
    • 13 replies
    • 3,770 views
    • 13 replies
    • 10,934 views
    • 13 replies
    • 2,521 views
    • 12 replies
    • 6,239 views
    • 12 replies
    • 3,064 views
    • 12 replies
    • 1,756 views
    • 11 replies
    • 1,937 views
    • 11 replies
    • 9,905 views
  7. Gastric Balloon?

    • 10 replies
    • 2,765 views
    • 10 replies
    • 5,841 views
    • 10 replies
    • 3,495 views
    • 10 replies
    • 1,081 views
  8. Decisions Decisions

    • 10 replies
    • 832 views
    • 10 replies
    • 2,012 views
    • 10 replies
    • 1,113 views
  9. Blurred vision?

    • 9 replies
    • 1,955 views
    • 9 replies
    • 870 views
    • 9 replies
    • 3,944 views
    • 9 replies
    • 1,330 views
    • 8 replies
    • 2,875 views
    • 8 replies
    • 3,291 views
  10. Gastric Balloon

    • 8 replies
    • 4,227 views
  11. Spitting dried blood

    • 7 replies
    • 2,014 views
  • Recent Topics

  • Most popular:

  • Together, we have lost...
      lbs
    ×