The intragastric balloon is a non-surgical, endoscopic weight-loss option for slightly overweight, overweight, and obese patients. If you have failed to lose weight using other methods, this might be an ideal solution for you. Patients will typically lose between about 9-15kg, in addition to adapting a new eating and lifestyle habit.
How it works
Dr Hussam uses many leading intragastric balloon systems, such as the FDA-approved Orbera, which is inserted and removed orally using an endoscope, meaning there are no incisions or scars, and it lasts for 6 months. Another balloon is the Ellipse, which is a capsule that can be swallowed and only requires the doctor to inflate it – without even an endoscope! The balloon is inflated in your stomach so it takes up space and encourages your body to adapt to smaller portion sizes.
After six months, the Orbera balloon is removed, again using an endoscope, the Ellipse deflates alone and exists without the doctor’s interference.