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Cosmetic surgery provider to offer gastric balloon

SurgiCare, one of the leading UK specialists in cosmetic surgery and obesity surgery, has revealed that it will now offer the gastric balloon for patients who need to lose a significant amount of weight.

The procedure involves placing an air-filled balloon into the stomach, reducing the amount of food that can be consumed in one sitting.

Air-filled gastric balloons represent a significant improvement over traditional liquid-filled devices, as these can cause nausea and discomfort.

However, the latest device enables a faster recovery and its gold coating reduces the likelihood of deflation.

Mark Bury, chief executive at Surgicare, commented: "The introduction of the air-filled balloon is a big step forward for weight loss procedures as it provides patients with the same results as a liquid-filled balloon, but without the associated side-effects.

"The gastric balloon provides an excellent short-term aid to weight loss and delivers fantastic results when combined with the diet and exercise programme offered in our aftercare programme."

The gastric balloon is offered to patients with a body mass index (BMI) between 25 and 35 and is placed in the stomach for a maximum of six months, in which time it promotes weight loss of up to five stone.

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