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Gastric Balloon Gastric balloon questions?

Discussion in 'Other WLS Procedures' started by kirstyjade, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. kirstyjade

    kirstyjade Member

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    Start Weight:
    32st2lb
    Current Weight:
    17st12lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st0lb
    Lost(%):
    14st4lb(44.44%)
    Surgery Type:
    Sleeve
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    mr ahmed
    Surgery Date::
    pre op
    Where's the cheapest and the best place to go for gastric balloon either here or abroad?
    Is there a maximum weight limit to be able to have a gastric balloon?
    How much weight is possible to lose if your very very large?
    Is it a painful procedure?
     
  2. Nickynoodles

    Nickynoodles New Member

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    Start Weight:
    20st5lb
    Current Weight:
    10st12lb
    Lost(%):
    9st7lb(46.67%)
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Balloon then bypass
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    Marcus Reddy
    Surgery Date::
    12th February 2013
    Hi KirstyJade:)

    I can advise you on some of balloon questions.
    I would not advise to go and get balloon abroad as the longest it stays is a year, and i do believe with spatz balloon it gets filled so you would need somewhere near to you.
    I had a balloon but mine was to help lose weight before my bypass, i lost approx 3 stone in 6 months but must admit after a period of time i lost restriction and bad habits came back in. ( i have about 10 stone to lose and have lost about 8 stone 11 pounds with the help of a bypass after) If you have a lot of weight to lose and you are a binge eater then the balloon is not for you. As as soon as it comes out, your old eating habits could come back.
    I hope this helps.

    Nicky
     
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