GASTRIC BALLOON WEIGHT LOSS PROCEDURE: BEFORE AND AFTER, BIB GASTRIC BALLOON
Gastric Bypass surgery is undertaken by patents who look for rapid weight loss. Â It is a surgical procedure where patients takes some time to recover. Alternatively, there is also a non surgical procedure using a gastric balloon for weight loss.
GASTRIC BALLOON OR INTRAGASTRIC BALLOON
The gastric balloon is a soft, silicone sack that is inserted into the stomach and filled with sterile saline.Â A deflated gastric balloon which is attached to a tube is inserted into the stomach cavity using a technique called endoscopy. The balloon is the inflated once placed inside the stomach. This makes you feel fuller and thus helps you eat less. In addition, you must also maintain a healthy low calorie diet to maximize the effects of the gastric balloon inside your stomach. People have shown a weight loss of about 15-20 pounds over 4-6 months. This is a non surgical gastric solution to weight loss. This procedure is also completely reversible, where the balloon is punctured and then removed from the stomach. Gastric balloon is removed after about 6 months.
GASTRIC BALLOON WEIGHT LOSS PROCEDURE
Just keeping the gastric balloon inside does not help you lose weight. The inflated balloon inside your stomach cavity will of course make you feel heavy and full in your stomach and reduce your hunger pangs. You will also tend to eat less. But that is just one part of the solution. You must also adhere to good eating habits, low calorie intakes, healthy lifestyle by reducing alcohol consumption and zero fat foods. Typically, people with BMI of under 35 can take the gastric balloon procedure to weight loss.
GASTRIC BALLOON BEFORE AND AFTER
Before you get your gastric balloon in place, make sure you keep all the medications ready, be aware of the gastric balloon diet, calorie intake program and other restrictions the doctor may have advised. Get to know the 6 months program, the weight loss tracker, monthly meetings and remedial procedures in case you feel too uncomfortable with the balloon in your stomach.
After the intra-gastric balloon is placed inside your stomach the first 2-3 weeks can be tough. You could have the following symptoms:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Your doctor would advise you to drink plenty of fluids and will also recommend some medication. Keep the medication handy before your intra-gastric balloon procedure is started.
BIB GASTRIC BALLOON
BIB is nothing but an acronym for Bioenterics Intragastric Balloon. Once the BIB is placed inside the stomach, a sterile saline solution is filled using a catheter that is attached to the balloon. Once the balloon is filled, the catheter is removed by detaching the end attached to the balloon. The balloon then seals itself and then floats in the stomach cavity.