Is ‘Balloon Pill’ a Weight-Loss Miracle Cure or Short-Term Fix?

The Obalon Gastric Balloon Pill

The Obalon Gastric Balloon Pill “or Capsule” is now provided by our hospitals in Belgium.

A gastric Balloon is a special inflatable balloon which is placed inside of the patient’s stomach, and once inserted is then expanded so it limits or reduces the amount of food which you are able to eat at any one time.

Is it a Weight-Loss Miracle Cure or Short-Term Fix?

Is the gastric balloon Pill A magic bullet, so to speak, that claims the kind of weight-loss results that so far only invasive surgery has produced, and is not just for the severely overweight

“We’re going to call it an alternative for some, especially those who are afraid of surgery or don’t fully qualify for surgery,” he said. “It’s going to be, definitely, a first step for those extremely overweight and have, let’s say, a very high-risk for surgery. I don’t want to take that risk.”

 

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