Weight Loss Surgery - Gastric Balloon

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06-18-2009, 02:30 PM
A lot of people here seem to have had surgery, but I wonder how many have had a gastric balloon fitted and how they fared with it?

I'm considering this as surgery doesn't appeal, so would like to get as many views as possible from those who have had it.

Slinks xx

06-20-2009, 08:38 AM
I've seen the procedure done on tv. Is this the one that they take out in 6 months?

The only thing I would be concerned about (and that is with surgery or not) ... is your doctor or nutritionalist consulting you on how to eat healthy or are they just doing the procedure and crossing their fingers. What kind of after care/support are they giving you once its removed (are there support groups/meetings). IMHO no matter what surgery you have or balloon procedure you have, its not going to work unless you start eating healthy. Again it goes back to us all saying "its a tool" not the cure.



06-20-2009, 07:56 PM
can't help you, darlin! sorry! maybe if i get some time i'll do research, but time is really limited. these days. let us know what you find out!!! inquiring minds want to know.