Losing weight depends greatly on the amount of commitment you have to your diet and exercise routine. However, if you have spent vast amounts of time eating well and exercising regularly and still have not reached the results you desire, you may need help from your gastroenterologist. Learn about weight loss treatment and what it can do for you with Dr. Darrien Gaston at Metropolitan Gastroenterology Consultants in Chicago, IL.
Do I qualify for weight loss treatment?
Weight loss treatment is not for everyone who simply wants to lose a few pounds. Good candidates for weight loss treatment have lost weight through and understand the importance of healthy diet and exercise and have hit a plateau which keeps their body mass index, or BMI, around 30-40. Most patients who undergo weight loss treatment must first lose a certain amount of weight before their doctor will perform their treatment. Dr. Gaston can help you determine if you qualify for weight loss treatment.
Stomach Balloon Weight Loss Treatment
Available at Metropolitan Gastroenterology Consultants, stomach balloon weight loss treatment is a minimally-invasive way to help you lose excess weight by minimizing the size of your stomach. Your doctor inserts the deflated balloon during a fast and easy outpatient procedure which takes about 30 minutes. Once inserted into the stomach, your doctor inflates the balloon and it remains in your stomach over the course of treatment. You will feel fuller faster, resulting in smaller portion sizes and, eventually, weight loss. After treatment, your doctor will remove the balloon.
Weight Loss Treatment in Chicago, IL
The stomach balloon weight loss treatment will help you lose excess weight, but it is up to you to keep it off after treatment ends. Without a healthy diet and an active lifestyle, the weight will come back. Weight loss treatment should be seen as a jump-start to a healthy lifestyle, not a miracle cure for obesity. Stomach balloon weight loss treatment has proven to be a safe, low-risk procedure.
For more information on weight loss treatments in the Chicago, IL area, please contact Dr. Gaston at Metropolitan Gastroenterology Consultants. Call to schedule your consultation with Dr. Gaston today!