Dr. Gritsus is now offering Gastric Balloon treatment for obesity
This innovative treatment option involves placing a removable gastric “bubble” inside the patient’s stomach which occupies space and reduces hunger. It also enables patients to feel satisfied with a very small amount of food. The procedure does not require an incision and utilizes a flexible camera to place and to remove the balloon through the patient’s mouth. This is done either under sedation or with light anesthesia. Since this is not surgery, virtually no recovery time is needed, there is no postoperative pain and patients feel the effects of the balloon the very same day. There is no hospitalization required. This procedure is a great option for patients with BMI 30 to 40 who would not qualify for traditional weight loss surgery such as gastric sleeve, Lap Band or gastric bypass. This groundbreaking procedure was just introduced in the United States but has been in widespread use worldwide. The procedure is FDA approved for safety. This procedure is not covered by insurance and costs $7,000 with available financing. The fee includes the cost of the balloon, cost of placement and removal as well of anesthesia fee. The procedure is performed at Hudson Crossing Surgical Center in Fort Lee, NJ. Contact us today and schedule a consultation with Dr. Gritsus for arguably the best treatment of gastric balloon in New Jersey.