Many people know about bariatric or weight loss surgeries. However, before considering surgery, learn about the non surgical weight loss procedures available in Maryland.
The choice to have weight loss surgery is a serious one. Typically, every attempt should be made to exhaust all options first.
Non surgical procedures provide an opportunity to have some initial support while lifestyle changes develop into life-long habits.
Why Consider Weight Loss Procedures?
It’s no secret that losing weight is difficult, especially when you have a significant amount of weight to lose. However, many health conditions can be improved or even cured by losing excess weight.
These conditions can include GERD, high blood pressure, obstructive sleep apnea, and Type 2 Diabetes.
Not only does losing weight help some condition, it can lower the risk of other health issues. The risk of heart disease and stroke decreases with weight loss.
Non-Surgical Weight Loss Procedures
At Maryland Bariatrics, we offer several non-surgical weight loss procedures, including:
The Obalon Balloon System: This doctor-monitored system involves swallowing three balloons allows you to feel full more quickly. You’ll follow diet and exercise guidelines.
Orbera Balloon System: A surgeon uses an endoscope to place this balloon system in your stomach. This program also requires behavior adjustment and dietary restrictions.
ReShape Balloon: This particular balloon system works best for patients who have a lower BMI.
In an intragastric balloon procedures, a bariatric surgeon places a saline-filled balloon into your stomach. This gives you the feeling of being full while eating less.
Often, candidates for this surgery have tried to lose weight by making diet and lifestyle modifications and have failed.
Advantages of Non-Surgical Weight Loss Procedures
The main advantage of these procedures is that they are reversible and make no permanent changes to your gastrointestinal system.
They support weight loss by giving you the feeling of feeling full while you adjust to your lifestyle changes. Typically, balloons remain in place for up to six months.
Immediately After Your Procedure
Many patients feel nauseated after their procedure; however, this usually fades with time. In the hours after your procedure, you will begin receiving clear fluids.
Typically, patients will have a liquid diet for a couple of weeks and then transition to a diet of soft foods. Most patients begin eating normal foods a few weeks after their procedure.
Non-Surgical Weight Loss Procedures Maryland
Most patients who carefully follow their plan and medical team’s instructions see weight loss of about 7-15 percent of their body weight.
If you have had trouble losing weight in the past, schedule a consultation at Maryland Bariatrics to find out if these non-surgical procedures are right for you.