A Gastric Balloon is a short-term, temporary option for weight loss. The procedure involves inserting an inflatable silicone balloon into your stomach. This is done by placing a flexible telescope (endoscope) into the back of your throat and inserting the deflated balloon into your stomach.
The balloon is inflated using saline making you feel full sooner, so that you eat less. The balloon stays in place for 6 months and is then removed by endoscopy.