WHEN DOES ONE NEED WEIGHT REDUCTION TREATMENT?

Weight-loss treatments are usually kept as the last option when diet plans and exercise haven’t worked or if the weight has become detrimental to the health. Treatment for weight loss is only suggested when the patient’s BMI is 35-40 kg/m2. The weight reduction methods are performed by making changes to the digestive system to help lose weight. In Dubai, Aster Hospital has some of the best doctors near you, state-of-the-art facilities, and the latest technology to help with weight loss.

WHAT IS ENDOSCOPIC GASTRIC BALLOON?

This method is also known as the intragastric balloon. In this procedure, a saline-filled soft durable balloon is placed in the stomach endoscopically. This makes the patient feel fuller faster leading to lesser food intake. The patient usually tends to lose about 15% of the weight in the six months following gastric balloon placement.

ADVANTAGES OF THE BALLOON?

  • The Intragastric Balloon is an FDA approved procedure.
  • The balloon can remain in the stomach for a period of 6 to 12 months after which the balloon needs to be removed endoscopically.
  • The patient does not need to stay overnight at the hospital.
  • It’s a non-surgical procedure. So, it does not leave behind any scars.
  • It’s completely reversible and there is no permanent change in the patient’s anatomy.

THE TEAM

Patients will be under the perceptive eye and care of, Dr Amal Premchandra Upadhyay, Consultant - Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Aster Hospital, Mankhool and Dr Sudheer Salavudeen, Specialist - General Surgery, Aster Hospital, Al Qusais. Their combined clinical expertise with a team Endocrinologists, Dieticians, Health Coaches, and Psychologists provides patients with a seamless weight loss experience through Endoscopic Gastric Balloon Procedure or Intragastric Balloon Treatment.

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