The balloon is placed in your stomach for six months and encourages your body to adapt to healthier portion sizes. The technology and design of the balloon can help you lose up to three times the weight of diet and exercise alone.
Why gastric balloon?
- Non-surgical–The gastric balloon is inserted orally through your esophagus and placed directly into your stomach during a quick, non-surgical procedure.
- Non-invasive–The 30-minute procedure is completed while you are mildly sedated with twilight anesthesia. Most patients go home to start their weight loss journey on the same day.
- Not permanent–After the first six months of the weight loss program, the stomach balloon is carefully removed during a scheduled outpatient visit.
- No incisions–Since the weight loss balloon is inserted through your, there is no need for any incisions, meaning no stitches or scars.
The procedure is performed by Katherine Lamond, M.D., medical director for the Sibley Center for Weight Loss Surgery. Learn about Dr. Lamond here.
This gastric balloon is not covered by insurance; however, there is a Sibley employee special price: $7,500 will cover the procedure and provide you with a comprehensive program and a year’s worth of support.
To learn more or register for an information seminar, visit SibleyWeightLoss.com or call 202-370-6565.