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Gastric Balloon

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A gastric balloon (sometimes called an intragastric balloon) is an FDA-approved, non-surgical treatment for weight loss. They’ve been proven to help people lose a significant amount of weight and keep it off.

Gastric balloons work by taking up space inside your stomach. Because the balloon is filled with salt water (saline), it physically leaves less space inside your stomach for food. This results in feeling more full, and not eating as much as you used to.

During your balloon procedure, your doctor will place the gastric balloon by sliding a small, thin tube down your throat and into your stomach. You’ll be comfortably sedated under light anesthesia. The procedure lasts about 20 minutes.

Second, we are the FIRST bariatric center in the Northwest to offer the Spatz3 Gastric Balloon. I have been placing gastric balloons for weight management since 2008. This balloon is the first adjustable gastric balloon. Transform has been chosen from a handful of centers in the U.S. to launch this innovative technology. This balloon can be placed or removed in about half an hour using a flexible endoscopy. Currently, it can remain in the stomach for 8 months, but the FDA may soon provide approval to extend this to 12 months. Patients can lose about 53.6% of their excess weight, which is comparable to the Lap Band® System.

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Our Transform At Home program is customized for you, plus you get access to the medical, nutritional and coaching expertise of our Transform Team!

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We’ll discuss the spectrum of sustainable solutions to determine which one is right for you, including medical procedures that allow you to finally gain control of your weight.

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Being overweight can be a symptom of metabolic disease that requires medical treatment. Dr. Billing is a pioneer in bariatric procedures with 20 years of experience and is recognized both nationally and internationally. Plus, current state policy prohibits elective surgeries at hospitals, but accredited surgical centers are allowed to continue providing our life-changing procedures.

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We look forward to sitting down with you and explaining all of your weight loss alternatives. At Transform, we create a customized medically supervised program that delivers results.

The Transform team can explain all of your weight loss options and then, help you select the one that’s right for you.

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