Weight Management

Perhaps you have been diagnosed with a weight related medical condition or maybe you want to create some healthier habits. No matter the reason, we are glad you have joined us. The Weight Management page has tips, recipes and information from Mayo Clinic experts to help you create a healthier lifestyle. And if weight loss in one of your goals, you can learn more about options available to support your journey, including lifestyle changes, medication, procedures or surgery.

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Jun 19, 2017

What is an intragastric balloon?

By 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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