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Is The Gastric Sleeve Better Or The Balloon?



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Isn't the balloon temporary? I know I can diet and lose a lot of weight and then put it all on again. Seems as though using the balloon to lose weight and then having it removed would leave me open to putting the weight on again.

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The balloon is a temporary procedure designed to minimize your appetite short term to lose a few lbs. it does nothing to address long term or major weight loss as it does nothing to address the size of your stomach. Instead it is inflated inside your stomach to temporarily reduce your capacity for food.< /p>

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I don't know a whole lot about the balloon. I guess I'd liken it to the band, I'd assume they'd have the same shortcomings as the band ie: no ghrelin reduction, foreign object in your body that needs adjustment, among other things.....what if you pop your balloon?

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I'm not familiar with the balloon. Actually my doctor never did discuss a balloon. What is it?

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I'm not familiar with the balloon. Actually my doctor never did discuss a balloon. What is it?

It's a balloon that is inflated in your stomach. It is placed through the esophagus and inflated via a tube. It occupies a large portion of the stomach till it is removed.

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Intragastric balloons is a non-surgical weight loss treatment that is not done in the USA because it is not FDA approved. I has been done for over 20 year overseas and was initial developed to help patients temporarily loss wieght in preparation for surgery. It is common in the UK. The ballons can only be in your stomach for 12 months at a time. It is my understanding that the FDA is currently doing a study but it could be years before being approved.

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It is available in Canada and is promoted by saying that you lose 60 pounds in 6 months and then they remove it.

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Can it be a balloon animal?! Can we choose what animal?

I'd assume giraffes are out of the question. I'm opposed to a balloon shaped like a piggy.

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i can tell you that gastric balloons are NOT FDA approved, are bing used in research studies, and prior to certain open abdominal procedures...

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