Has anyone here had the gastric balloon procedure? If so could you please pm me?
If it is the latter...I don't have a clue and I hope someone can help you out with that.
|The Gastric Balloon is designed to act as a mechanical aid to providing early satiety or fullness, which makes compliance with a supervised diet and behaviour modification program more effective. The balloon partially fills the stomach and patients report a feeling of fullness after eating a much smaller portion of food than normal. The emptying of food from the stomach is delayed, which in turn, acts to prolong the feeling of fullness between meals.|
It's actually for weight loss. There's the gastric bypass, lap band and gastric ballooning.
Here's a link for the curious:
Basically, they stick a balloon in your stomach and fill it with saline. Similiar principal to the bypass, without any surgery and less complications.
From the site above