- Are you unhappy with the way you look?
- Do you avoid looking in mirrors and shopping because of how distraught you are about your appearance?
- Are you obese and suffering from diabetes or other conditions from being overweight?
- Do you want to change but aren’t sure where to start?
We understand if you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions. Being uncomfortable in your own skin can be disheartening. Have you often thought about changing the way you look and feel? Try Weight Zen, we are a New York based clinic that aims for happiness inside and out. At Weight Zen, we have a few different weight loss procedures; see our previous posts about gastric sleeve surgery and lap band surgery to help educate yourself about our other surgeries. Here we are going to explore a new weight loss procedure called the gastric balloon, or the Orbera balloon; see below for more information.
What Is The Gastric Balloon?
Gastric balloon or endoscopic intragastric balloon, is a new and temporary weight loss procedure. Unlike the gastric sleeve, it is temporary and removable. It helps you get on track and guides you to retrain your brain with proper portion control. A silicon balloon is placed in the stomach to regulate your food intake. This balloon makes you feel fuller sooner, so you don’t eat as much.
How the Gastric Balloon Works
This gastric balloon is a weight loss balloon and helps you achieve your health want. The Orbera balloon is designed to help you get into healthy habits and especially to maintain them. How does it work? It’s non-surgical weight loss, which means that there are no incisions, stitches, or scars, and it’s reversible. This weight loss balloon is inserted deflated and then fills to the size of a grapefruit in order to take up space in your stomach and reduce your food intake. All together, the procedure takes less than an hour and helps change your life forever.
You will work with our nutritionist, Megan Wolf, for one full year. She will help guide you to better understand proper portion control and balanced eating. These visits are included in the cost of your procedure.
If this sounds like a procedure you want to learn more about, then call us at [uxi_button link=”2122032146″ new_window=”0″ tel=”1″ class=”button-33″ padding_x=”” padding_y=”” text=”212-203-2146″ text_size=”14″ text_size_mobile=”” text_font=”header-font” sub_text=”” sub_text_size=”12″ sub_text_size_mobile=”” sub_text_font=”header-font” icon=”” icon_size=”12″ icon_size_mobile=”” icon_align=””] for more information on changing your life and the gastric balloon. Also, check out our patient stories to see what others think.