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.

Weight loss may vary from person to person, and you may lose your excess weight at a rate of around 0.5kg to 1kg weekly.

Recovery is usually faster than surgical alternatives. Please note that this is not a permanent weight loss procedure.

Contact Sunshine Coast Medical Weight Loss Centre today to schedule a consultation to see if this procedure is right for you.

Are you ready to find out more?

Call us today for a complimentary 30-minute consultation with our Bariatric Consultant, Nicola.

Nicola underwent weight loss surgery in 2016 and is passionate about answering all you need to know about reshaping your body and your life with bariatrics.

Or you can make a booking online or phone us to see Dr Ian Baxter, if you feel ready to get started on your weight loss journey.