People with lower body mass indexes may consider gastric balloons as an alternative to bariatric surgery. Most patients lose 20 to 50 pounds in six months.
Gastric balloons can be inserted in minutes and are highly effective if the user adopts a healthy lifestyle. However, the benefits cannot be sustained without a permanent shift in one’s way of life. Thus, corresponding education, training and encouragement are essential for success.
When you visit Dr. David Davtyan for gastric balloon treatment, we will conduct the procedure and provide the necessary support to ensure you prevail.
How Do Gastric Balloons Work?
Gastric balloons limit the amount of food you can eat in one sitting. This is because the average stomach has a volume of 1.5 liters and a gastric balloon occupies roughly 0.7 liters of that area. As a result, you will only have room in your stomach for approximately 60% of what you usually eat.
The balloon also makes it difficult to get food and water into the stomach and out. This restriction dramatically reduces gastric emptying time, so you will feel full more quickly and maintain that feeling for a more extended period.
How Long Do Gastric Balloons Last?
These gastric balloons are meant to remain in the stomach for up to six months, after which they are endoscopically removed.
What Happens When You No Longer Have a Gastric Balloon in Your Stomach?
If you want to keep losing weight when the gastric balloon is no longer in your stomach, you must stick to the same activity and nutrition regimen you followed throughout treatment.
You will receive follow-up dietary and exercise advice for several months after the gastric balloon is implanted. A counselor from Dr. Davtyan’s office will help you reach your weight loss objectives by keeping you motivated, providing direction and helping you overcome obstacles.
Your success in losing weight will be proportional to your starting weight and dedication to this new diet and activity plan. If you look to keep the weight off once the gastric balloon is removed, stick to your new workout routine.
Regarding gastric balloon surgery in Los Angeles, Dr. Davtyan is among the best. Please call us if you want to learn more about the procedure or to schedule a consultation.
Posted on behalf of Dr. David G. Davtyan MD, FACS, FICS