A new treatment for weight loss is announced in the article below. This is a temporary gastric balloon that is swallowed and inflated in the stomach where it can stay for 12 weeks. Up to three balloons can be used and they will make the patient feel full and eat less. As they are temporary the aim is help patients change their eating behavior long term as well as help short term weight loss.
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Weight-loss gastric balloon pill launched across UK
The Guardian, on Tue, 21 Jan 2014 03:37:30 -0800
A new weight–loss balloon that can be swallowed in a pill has been launched across the UK. Unlike other gastric balloon treatments, Obalon does not require invasive surgery. Instead, in a 10-minute procedure, patients swallow a capsule the size of a …