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Balloon Weight Loss

(228) 872-7699 or email BalloonWeightLoss@mhg.com

Tired of going it alone with your weight?
We can help you lose it.

Diet and exercise not enough?

If you’ve struggled unsuccessfully to shed 15-25 stubborn pounds, Memorial’s gastric balloon weight loss system might be the answer you’re looking for. A team of trained Memorial specialists steer you through a comprehensive program focused on portion control and long-lasting healthy lifestyle changes to produce dramatic weight loss in only six months.

What is a gastric balloon?

The core of the program is the gastric balloon procedure starting with an evaluation by one of our gastroenterologists. The procedure consists of appropriate sedation followed by the insertion of a sterile water-filled silicone balloon through your mouth and into your stomach. Once it is in place, the balloon is inflated to the size of a full meal. The feeling of being full helps you make better decisions about what and how much to eat. Six months later, the balloon is endoscopically removed.

How does it feel?

The gastric balloon makes you feel very full with a small meal. Otherwise, you don’t know it’s there. If you are like some people who need a few days to adjust to the balloon, you may experience mild discomfort initially. This can be managed by your physician until it goes away.

What are the advantages?

The gastric balloon system has helped literally hundreds of thousands lose stubborn fat while improving health conditions such as blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes. The average patient lost three times the weight achieved with diet and exercise alone. While weight loss is rapid (mostly in the first three months) and the balloon is removed after six months, the program continues with 12 months of coaching and training to help you learn how to keep the weight off long term.

Meet our Physicians

  • John D. McKee III, MD, FACP
  • Alfred E. McNair Jr., MD
  • Navin Barot, MD

Memorial Hospital at Gulfport
4500 Thirteenth Street | Gulfport
(228) 575-2700

Memorial Surgery Center
3882 Bienville Blvd. | Ocean Springs