The intragastric balloon procedure is a potential option for individuals who are overweight and seeking to improve their health by losing excess weight. However, you need to meet certain criteria to qualify for a gastric balloon.
1. Body Mass Index (BMI): Typically, patients should have a BMI between 30 and 40. BMI is a measure of body fat based on height and weight.
2. Commitment to Lifestyle Changes: Patients must be willing to make healthy lifestyle changes, including regular medical follow-up and participation in behavioural therapy. These changes are crucial for long-term success.
3. No Previous Stomach or Esophageal Surgeries: Individuals who have had previous stomach or oesophagal surgeries may not be eligible for the intragastric balloon procedure.
It is important to consult with a healthcare professional who can evaluate your specific situation and advise you on the best course of action to improve your overall health.
Please note that our clinical protocol allows us to perform intragastric balloon procedures only on consenting adults who are over the age of 18. This ensures that the individual has physically and emotionally mature enough to make an informed decision about a medical procedure of this nature.
To check your eligibility for the procedure, you can visit our BMI calculator, which will help assess your body mass index.