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Gastric Balloons: How They Work

Losing weight isn’t an easy process. You may need some additional help in order to achieve your weight loss goals. Gastric balloons are a non-surgical weight loss solution that may be able to help you finally lose the weight you’ve been trying to and help you keep it off. Dr. Azeem Khan at Forest Hills Gastroenterology in Forest Hills, NY, can help you determine if you’re a good candidate for a gastric balloon.

How a Gastric Balloon Can Help You Lose Weight

A gastric balloon is a device that’s placed inside the stomach and helps you feel fuller faster. This device from your gastroenterologist in Forest Hills, NY, can help to curb your appetite and reduce the number of calories that you consume in one sitting. Gastric balloons help with portion control and stop overeating from being a problem.

A gastric balloon is also a great option because surgery isn’t required to place the balloon. The deflated balloon is guided through the esophagus and placed into the stomach, and then filled with a saline solution. The procedure is quick and usually only takes ten to twenty minutes to perform. 

After the gastric balloon is placed, it will stay there for six months before being removed. Your body will adjust to the reduction in calories, and you’ll be able to keep up with these smaller portion sizes and continue to maintain a healthy diet. Your doctor will be able to answer any questions along this journey and help make this as comfortable and successful as possible.

Contact Your Gastroenterologist Today!

Losing weight doesn’t have to be a difficult journey. Contact Dr. Khan at Forest Hills Gastroenterology in Forest Hills, NY, to learn more about gastric balloons at (718) 459-8460 today!

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