Am I a candidate for a gastric balloon?
A gastric balloon is usually suitable for patients who need to lose weight before another procedure, or for those who seek a non-surgical alternative to weight loss. We recommend you to refer to one of our professional doctors for an evaluation to determine if you are a candidate for surgery.
Do I need a special diet?
Aside from a transition diet, which consists of starting with liquids and working towards solids, there are few diet restrictions; however, doctors will usually recommend you to stick to a strict diet to lower the risks of regaining weight.
How long will recovery be?
Patients tend to leave the hospital on the same say of the procedure, and most are able to return to their normal activities after 3 days. Your weight loss specialists will discuss the appropriate diet and exercises to reach your weight loss targets.
Is it possible to regain weight after the balloon is removed?
Weight loss is not an easy endeavor, lifestyle changes are required to maintain proper weight after the balloon is removed. Unless you establish a proper diet and exercise program, you could regain all the lost weight.