Bariatric surgery has been recognized as the most effective tool for morbidly obese patients to lose weight and overcome the diseases often associated with it. However, many patients worry about the recovery time and complications associated with surgical incisions. Other patients who regained weight after gastric bypass have had limited treatment options in the past. New incisionless weight loss procedures, performed through the patient’s mouth, provide these less invasive and restorative bariatric procedure options. Incisionless weight loss procedures may offer important advantages over open and laparoscopic surgery including reduced risk of infection, less post-operative pain, faster recovery time and no visible scars.
Incisionless weight loss procedures are performed under anesthesia entirely through the patient’s mouth without any external incisions into the body. In addition to the absence of visible scars, these techniques often result in fewer complications, less trauma, and shorter recovery time.
The balloon is a an FDA approved non-surgical endoscopic procedure that is placed in the stomach for six months.