What is an intragastric balloon?

Jun 19, 2017 | Jessie Fenske | @fenske.jessica

Balloon PhotoThe endoscopic intragastric balloon is an FDA-approved, non-surgical weight loss procedure that works by placing a saline-filled silicone balloon into the stomach, making an individual feel full while fasting. In this video, Mayo Clinic’s weight loss specialists explain the intragastric balloon procedure as well as the 12-month lifestyle intervention program that supplements it.

You can learn more about the procedure from the non-surgical weight management team in this video:


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