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FAQ Category: Intragastric Balloon

Is a gastric balloon the right option for me?

A gastric balloon is ideal for patients who have been struggling to lose weight, those who need to lose weight before surgery such as a knee replacement operation, or those who want to improve their chances of conceiving.  The balloon...

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What are the risks?

Most people don’t experience any complications at all but you should be aware of the risks. Gastric discomfort, nausea and vomiting are common for the first few days following balloon placement but rarely continue in the longer term. You may...

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Will I gain weight once the balloon is removed?

Because the balloon has no lasting effects on the stomach, it is important that you establish and maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle. Without the gastric balloon taking up space in your stomach, you will be able to eat larger...

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