Is the gastric balloon a permanent weight-loss solution?

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Matthew L. Brengman, MD
Surgery
For the people that keep the weight off, it’s a temporary intervention that can lead to a permanent result. However, many patients will gain some, if not all the weight back when the device comes out. In Europe, they use balloons sequentially, and I think we will see it happen here too, once the balloon is a more accepted therapy. Because the safety is so good -- why not let people use it again? There will be people that do well with it and people who will want another one and that will hopefully be acceptable within the approval of the product.

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