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Missouri Bariatric Services

Intragastric Balloon Therapy
Weight Loss System

This comprehensive two-part program is designed to help you lose weight while developing sustainable, healthy habits that will help you keep it off over time.

On average, patients lose 3.1 times the weight they would with diet and exercise alone. With a 20-year history of helping thousands of people lose weight and more than 220,000 procedures completed worldwide, this FDA approved solution is a safe, effective and non-surgical treatment option.

How it Works

We start by placing a soft balloon in your stomach to reinforce proper portion control. The balloon takes up space in your stomach, helping you eat smaller meals. Best of all, there is no surgery or incisions involved.

Once the balloon is in place, the second part of our system begins with coaching from a team of experts, who offer support every step of the way, helping you learn to make more healthy meal choices. In order to ensure you achieve a true lifestyle change, coaching continues even after the balloon is removed for a total of 12 months. At six months, the balloon is deflated and removed in the same way.

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The Results

Most patients experience rapid results with the majority of weight loss typically occurring in the first three months of treatment. Our two-part system that includes nutrition coaching has been proven to keep the weight off even after the balloon is removed. Data collected in a U.S. clinical trial showed that the average person lost 3.1 times the weight compared with diet and exercise alone within six months.

However, the adjustments to your eating habits and your continued efforts to stay active will greatly influence your results and long-term success.

Who is Eligible?

To qualify for this procedure, you must be an adult with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of at least 30 and be willing to participate in a medically supervised weight loss program for at least 12 months. Ready to learn more?

How Much Does it Cost?

The intragastric balloon is not currently covered by federal, state or commercial insurance plans. For current pricing please contact our office at 573-882-LOSE(5673).

Call 573-882-LOSE(5673) to schedule your consultation




Missouri Bariatric Services
1000 W. Nifong Blvd.
Building 2, Suite 220
Columbia, MO 65203

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