Bariatric Surgery

Non-Surgical Weight Loss Procedures in New Jersey

The most effective non-surgical procedure for losing weight is a non-invasive, reversible procedure. It involves placing a saline-filled balloon in your stomach to make you feel full. It encourages you to eat less at each meal, helping you lose up to 35 pounds within six months. You can repeat this procedure as often as your doctor recommends. At Advanced Surgical & Bariatrics of NJ, PA, your overall health drives the best decisions for weight loss. Call the nearest office to schedule a consultation with a non-surgical weight loss specialist.

The safest, most effective non-surgical weight loss technique involves placing a saline-filled silicone balloon in your stomach. This simple procedure helps you lose excess weight by reducing the space in your stomach for food. Most people opt for this procedure because they’ve tried dieting and exercising without seeing any significant results.

This non-surgical weight loss procedure, which you can get at one of our weight loss centers allows you to shed pounds and become healthier as a result. In fact, of all the weight loss options without surgery, this one gives you the maximum weight loss. You can lose anywhere from 20 to 35 pounds from this one procedure.

Losing Weight and Reducing Risks

Losing weight has several medical advantages, including reducing your risk of developing potentially life-threatening medical issues such as:

  • Coronary heart disease
  • Stroke
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Sleep apnea
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Respiratory diseases
  • Osteoarthritis
  • GERD

Bariatric doctor Ragui Sadek and our expert team of weight-loss specialists at Advanced Surgical & Bariatrics of NJ, PA stand ready to assess whether you’d make a good candidate for their non-surgical weight loss program. If you have a body mass index (BMI) between 30 and 40, a safe, effective non-surgical weight-loss treatment may be a way to get the best results. Most people with a BMI of 40 or more most likely need weight loss surgery, such as:

What’s Involved with the Non-Surgical Procedure

Not everyone needs or qualifies for surgery, making the alternative non-surgical weight loss balloon a viable option. Once your bariatric specialist determines that this is the best course for you, you’re prepared for the procedure, which follows several steps:

  1. At the non-surgical weight loss center near you, you’re given a sedative.
  2. Then your doctor pushes a thin tube with the silicone balloon down your throat into your stomach.
  3. Using an endoscope, a flexible tube with a camera, the silicone balloon is placed in the best location in your stomach.
  4. Then the doctor carefully fills the balloon with colored saline, which is just salt water and food coloring.
  5. Since the balloon can break, it’s lined with a second balloon to allow you to continue with the treatment. You can tell if the balloon is compromised by the color of your urine.

The filled balloon acts as an inhibitor to hunger pangs, giving you the feeling of fullness. This encourages you to eat less, so you consume fewer calories. For this technique to be effective, you need to fully commit to your health. Follow the strict dietary and exercise regime that your non-surgical weight loss doctor provides.

The non-surgical option for weight loss takes about half an hour to complete. An outpatient technique, it takes place in one of our New Jersey offices. You can go home within one or two hours afterward. You must continue coming in for routine check-ups with your doctor to assess your progress.

After the Procedure

Immediately after the procedure, you may feel a little groggy due to the twilight sedative. Rest for the day if possible, as you may be a little sore. You shouldn’t need any pain medication, as you experience no significant discomfort. Drink clear liquids for about six hours after the procedure. The soft food stage starts in the second week, and you’re finally allowed solid food only after three weeks.

You need to start tracking the food you eat and how much you eat. You’re advised to cut up your food into small pieces and chew it extensively. You must give up fizzy drinks, as the acid can interfere with the balloon. If you insist on eating after feeling full, it may make you feel nauseous. Your doctor may advise you to drink water before and after meals, but never during the meal.

The Limitations of Non-Surgical Weight Loss

While the balloon is one of the best non-surgical weight loss procedures, it isn’t a long-term solution. Your weight loss doctor in NJ has to remove the balloon after six months. Still, this is enough time for you to lose your excess weight and get back to a healthier BMI.

Most people have grown accustomed to a new way of eating. They’ve learned that smaller meals and more exercise can help them maintain their new weight. The silicone balloon is reversible, so your doctor can remove the balloon earlier if needed with no medical side effects. If you are tired of searching for “non-surgical weight loss options near me”, contact ASBNJ to find out if this procedure is right for you.

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