Welcome to Renew Bariatrics, a leader in the field of bariatric solutions. We are proud to offer the Gastric Balloon Procedure, a revolutionary and minimally invasive treatment option for weight loss. This procedure is an excellent choice for individuals seeking a non-surgical approach to reduce their body weight and embark on a journey towards a healthier lifestyle.
Gastric Balloon Surgery, a term often used to describe the Gastric Balloon Procedure, is a non-surgical bariatric treatment designed to aid in weight loss. Despite its name, it is not a surgical operation in the traditional sense but rather a minimally invasive procedure that helps reduce body weight and encourages healthier eating habits.
The essence of the Gastric Balloon Procedure lies in its simplicity and non-invasive nature. It begins with the placement of a soft, deflated balloon into the stomach through the mouth and esophagus, using an endoscope—a slender, flexible tube equipped with a camera and light. Once the balloon reaches the stomach, it is filled with a saline solution, causing it to expand. This expansion takes up space within the stomach, creating a smaller area for food. As a result, the balloon induces a feeling of fullness much quicker than usual, even after consuming smaller portions of food.
The volume of saline used to fill the balloon can vary, depending on the patient’s specific needs and the type of balloon used. The procedure typically lasts about 20 to 30 minutes and is usually performed on an outpatient basis, meaning patients can return home on the same day.
There are several types of gastric balloons, each with unique features:
The Gastric Balloon Procedure is particularly suited for individuals with a BMI (Body Mass Index) between 30 and 40 who haven’t had success with traditional weight loss methods like diet and exercise but are not candidates for or are hesitant about more invasive bariatric surgeries. It’s also a preferred option for those looking for a reversible and less aggressive method of weight loss.
It is crucial for candidates to understand that while the Gastric Balloon Procedure assists in weight loss, it requires a commitment to a healthy lifestyle, including regular physical activity and a balanced diet, for long-lasting results. The balloon is typically removed after six months, during which patients are expected to have developed healthier eating habits and experienced a significant reduction in their weight.
The Gastric Balloon Procedure in Mexico offers a multitude of benefits, making it an attractive option for individuals seeking effective and less invasive weight loss solutions. Renew Bariatrics in Mexico combines advanced medical expertise, state-of-the-art facilities, and a patient-centered approach to deliver these advantages:
The primary benefit of the Gastric Balloon Procedure is substantial and sustainable weight loss. Patients typically experience a significant reduction in excess body weight within the first six months post-procedure. This weight loss is achieved through reduced stomach capacity, which leads to smaller food portions and a decrease in overall calorie intake.
Weight loss through the Gastric Balloon Procedure can lead to significant health benefits, especially for those with obesity-related conditions. Patients often see improvements in conditions like Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and obstructive sleep apnea. The reduction in body weight also decreases the strain on the heart and joints, improving overall cardiovascular health and mobility.
Unlike many bariatric procedures, the Gastric Balloon is non-surgical, meaning no incisions, stitches, or scars. This aspect significantly reduces the risk of surgical complications and makes the procedure appealing to those hesitant about undergoing surgery. Additionally, the process is reversible – the balloon is typically removed after six months, making it a temporary yet effective weight management solution.
As a non-surgical procedure, the Gastric Balloon has a much shorter recovery time compared to surgical weight loss methods. Most patients can resume their normal activities within a few days, minimizing the disruption to their daily lives.
Mexico is known for offering high-quality medical procedures at a fraction of the cost found in many other countries. This cost-effectiveness extends to the Gastric Balloon Procedure, making it an accessible option for a wider range of patients. Furthermore, the proximity of Mexico to countries like the United States and Canada makes it a convenient destination for medical tourism.
Achieving weight loss goals with the Gastric Balloon Procedure contributes to enhanced self-esteem and body image. This positive change often motivates individuals to adopt a healthier lifestyle, including regular exercise and mindful eating, leading to long-term health and wellness.
At Renew Bariatrics, we provide a comprehensive support system that includes nutritional counseling, psychological support, and regular follow-up appointments. This holistic approach ensures that patients not only lose weight but also make sustainable lifestyle changes for long-term success.
Mexico’s healthcare system, especially in the field of bariatrics, is equipped with modern facilities, state-of-the-art technology, and highly skilled medical professionals. Renew Bariatrics prides itself on its team of experienced surgeons, nurses, and support staff who ensure the highest standards of patient care and safety.
Our team of board certified bariatric surgeons have years of experience providing a variety of weight loss surgeries in Mexico. We strive to provide our patients with the highest quality medical tourism experience possible. Learn about our bariatric surgeons:
Dr. Hector Perez is considered to be one of the most trusted bariatric surgeons in the world. He has performed thousands of surgeries that have changed the lives of his patients. Obesity is one thing that no one should ever have to deal with..
Dr. Rene Armenta is a bariatric surgeon with a goal to solve as many weight loss issues as he can throughout his career. He brings experience and knowledge to Renew Bariatrics and looks forward to making life a lot easier for his patients..
Dr. Jorge Green is one of the three experienced bariatric surgeons with Renew Bariatrics. His medical background is vast and has worked in several hospitals in Tijuana throughout his career. He is a board-certified surgeon..
The Gastric Balloon Procedure is a streamlined and patient-friendly process that involves several stages, from initial consultation to post-procedure care. At Renew Bariatrics in Mexico, we ensure that each step is conducted with utmost care and precision, providing our patients with a comfortable and supportive experience. Here’s an overview of the procedure process:
The journey begins with a comprehensive evaluation by our bariatric specialists. This includes a thorough medical examination, a review of the patient’s medical history, and a discussion of their weight loss goals and expectations. This stage is crucial for determining suitability for the procedure and for tailoring the treatment to the individual’s needs.
Prior to the procedure, patients receive detailed instructions on preparing for the balloon placement. This preparation often includes dietary guidelines and a fasting period before the procedure to ensure the stomach is empty. Additionally, psychological readiness is addressed, ensuring patients are mentally prepared for the lifestyle changes ahead.
The actual procedure is relatively quick and minimally invasive, typically taking about 20 to 30 minutes. It is performed under a mild sedative or anesthesia to ensure comfort. An endoscope, a thin, flexible tube with a camera, is used to guide the deflated balloon through the mouth and into the stomach. Once in place, the balloon is filled with a sterile saline solution until it reaches the size of a grapefruit. The amount of saline used is customized based on the patient’s body structure and weight loss objectives.
After the procedure, patients usually recover in a designated area under medical supervision. Since it’s a non-surgical procedure, most patients are discharged on the same day. The first few days post-procedure might involve adjusting to the balloon, with possible feelings of nausea or discomfort, which are normal and generally subside quickly. Our medical team provides medications and support to manage these initial symptoms effectively.
Following the insertion of the balloon, patients embark on a dietary program that starts with liquids and gradually progresses to solid foods. This program is carefully designed to maximize weight loss while ensuring nutritional needs are met. Our nutritionists provide personalized dietary plans and guidance to help patients adapt to their new eating habits.
Regular follow-up appointments are scheduled to monitor the patient’s progress and to provide ongoing support. These appointments are vital for ensuring the success of the procedure and for making any necessary adjustments to the patient’s diet and lifestyle.
After approximately six months, the gastric balloon is removed following a similar procedure to the insertion. The removal marks an important milestone, but the journey towards sustained weight management continues with ongoing support and guidance from our team.
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