It is a new medical way of treatment for obesity. The Intragastric Balloon Surgery is a non-surgical weight loss option that gives the results in a short period of time. It creates the feeling of fullness in an obese person even after taking a small portion of the meal. It reduces the hunger of the person helping him to control his food portion size very easily, which is an extremely difficult task for the obese person.
By taking the dietary advice from nutritionists, the person can learn about healthy eating habits, adapt it and change his lifestyle, so that he can lose weight faster and maintain it throughout his life.
How does a gastric balloon, which is inserted in body through Intragastric Balloon Surgery works?
The gastric balloon inserted inside the body is like a soft silicon balloon. The balloon after getting inside the stomach fills it partially. And the partially filled stomach gives the feeling of fullness.
The step by step process goes like this
- The gastric balloon is inserted into the stomach of the patient through the esophagus or through the mouth.
- The insertion process is done through the endoscopy, to make the process painless; a mild anesthesia is given to the patient.
- Once the gastric balloon is inserted properly and it reached to the perfect location, the patient is asked to leave for home. It is a 15 minute painless process.
After six months, the balloon is removed so that, it does not cause any damage inside the body. And within this time period, on an average; people lose weight and it is approximately between 20 percent to 30 their excess weight. However, this is not the acclaimed figure of Intragastric Balloon Surgery, because different circumstances affect the weight loss in this process. The people of Singapore are taking the benefits of this surgery at large.