The gastric balloon (endoscopic intragastric balloon) is a relatively new, temporary weight loss procedure that makes patients feel full sooner by placing a durable silicon balloon in the stomach, leading to significant short-term weight loss.
Proper diet and exercise are the mainstays for a healthy lifestyle, although many people turn to costly fad diets and exercise programs that fail to provide weight loss and a healthy lifestyle. The basic tenets of gradual weight loss and good health include developing healthy eating habits and increasing daily physical activity.
A safe, new, minimally invasive treatment, developed by interventional radiologists, led to sustained weight loss in severely obese people, according to research presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology’s 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting. Researchers said the treatment–bariatric arterial embolization (BAE)–could offer individuals a viable, safe alternative to surgical weight-loss treatments.