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Who Qualifies for Weight Loss Balloons?

Sometimes when you are on a weight loss journey, you may come to a plateau and have difficulty shedding those unwanted pounds. Your body may need extra help and that’s where your gastroenterologist comes in. Dr. Azeem Khan at Forest Hills Gastroenterology in Forest Hills, and Hollis, NY, also serving Queens, NY, is here to help you find out what a weight loss balloon is and how to know if you’re a good candidate for this procedure.

Getting a Weight Loss Balloon in Forest Hills, and Hollis, NY, also serving Queens, NY

Sometimes, it may seem like no matter what you try, nothing helps you lose weight. A weight loss balloon is an FDA-approved, non-surgical method that will help you lose weight and keep that weight off.

A weight loss balloon is placed into the stomach and is used to help you feel full quicker and reduce the amount of calories that you’re eating in one sitting. This can help with portion control and can help reduce the risk of overeating. The procedure only takes up to twenty minutes and can be done in the office, making it a convenient way to lose weight with little time taken out of your day.

What Makes Someone a Good Candidate?

If you’re overweight and having trouble losing weight, there’s a chance you may be a good candidate for a weight loss balloon. However, a candidate doesn’t only need to be overweight, but should also have a BMI between 30 and 40. Usually, if you’ve been told that other weight-loss surgeries aren’t right for you, you’ll be able to qualify for a weight loss balloon.

Give Yourself Extra Help Losing Weight!

Diet and exercise alone may not always be enough for a successful weight loss story. Contact Dr. Khan at Forest Hills Gastroenterology today at (718) 268-0418 or (718) 206-2505 to find out if a weight loss balloon in Forest Hills, and Hollis, NY, also serving Queens, NY, is the right procedure for you!

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