A non-surgical and temporary tool to help achieve weight loss, BIB, or the Gastric Balloon System, is safe and an excellent first step. In 20 minutes, a silicon balloon is inserted into the stomach endoscopically, without incisions or surgery. It is a one-day procedure and the patient can actually go home within two hours.
These are different types of Gastric Balloons: one that can be put for 6 months and the other for 1 year. The 1 year balloon can be adjusted endoscopically, periodically.
New balloons can be swallowed & need no endoscopy for removal are available as well.