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Any veteran gastric balloon patients? I was wondering how things are going long term with this procedure. I know there are risks with all bariatric surgeries. The FDA released this update in August 10th 2018

https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/letters-health-care-providers/update-potential-risks-liquid-filled-intragastric-balloons-letter-health-care-providers-0

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I had a gastric balloon put in 2 years ago. I lost about 25 pounds and gained it back. I should have had a gastric sleeve or gastric bypass done to make it permanent. I wouldn't do the balloon again.

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On 6/1/2019 at 7:13 PM, Marinerman said:

I wouldn't do the balloon again.

@Marinerman

sorry the balloon didn't work for you😞

are you going to have a revision to another WLS?

good luck

kathy

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my weight loss journey is not complete, but I have had my balloon removed (my 6 months was up). I had no major complications or problems with it. The most negative part of the experience was the cramping/nausea during the first 7-10 days after insertion. I am still losing, although more slowly than when I had the balloon, which is more because I've not been sticking to my clean eating plan as much (just a long string of life events getting in the way), but I'm confident that once I return to my "new normal" eating plan, my rate of weight loss will increase.

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