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Gastric Balloon Swallowed Like A Tablet May Help Patients Lose Excess Weight.

November 10, 2015

Gastric Balloon Swallowed Like A Tablet May Help Patients Lose Excess Weight.
This procedure (now 3 different options) has the greatest likelihood for safe weight loss in combination with appropriate Low Carb High Fat nutritional change. Using a baloon for 4-6 months could be the jump start many need to make the psychological transition from high carb to low carb. This like any “bariatric” procedure is NOT a long term cure but simply an adjuvant to use with nutritional change. The advantage of this approach is the absence of permanent anatomic changes that can have grave side effects for some patients. The baloon can always simply be removed if there are problems and is scheduled to be removed anyway at the 4-6mos time frame. This is not available yet but will be soon in the Jacksonville area. We will keep you updated with new information.

Michael D. Fox, MD
Jacksonville Center
Reproductive Medicine

http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-swallowed-pill-weight-loss-surgery-20151105-story.html

   
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