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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!


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  1. General questions

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  2. Protein

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  3. Pouch stretch

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  4. Pouch reset

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  6. Balloon scheduled for 8/31!

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  7. Baton Rouge Balloon?

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  8. Baloon/ Spatz or Other

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  10. Orbera Balloon Cramps

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  11. gastric balloon with RNY

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  12. Balloon REGRET!

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  13. Balloon stuck?

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  14. Blurred vision?

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  15. My experience

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  17. Fatigue with the Balloon?

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