Check if you are eligible by visiting our BMI calculator. The intragastric balloon procedure is an option for those overweight individuals who are looking to improve their health through the loss of excess weight. The procedure requires that patients meet certain criteria, such as having a body mass index (BMI) between 27 and 50, being willing to commit to healthy lifestyle changes, as well as not having had any previous stomach or oesophageal surgeries. We will carry out a medical assessment and consultation with you to determine whether a gastric balloon could be beneficial for you. Our clinical protocol is to perform Intragastric balloon procedures only on consenting adults, so over the age of 18. This is to ensure that the young adult has not only physically matured but is also emotionally mature enough to make informed consent for a medical procedure of this nature. It is important to remember that the intragastric balloon procedure may not be right for everyone who is overweight. Our consultant will assess your eligibility for the procedure and give you all the information you need to make an informed decision. If approved for the procedure, it is recommended that you follow all directions given by the medical and support teams to achieve the best result.