Dr. Steven Fowler has been the first and only program in the state of Hawaii to provide the Gastric Balloon. The first case was on March 25, 2016.
This new tool for weight loss is a temporary implanted gastric balloon. The Balloon is placed in the stomach via an endoscope procedure which takes approximately 15 minutes to perform. The Gastric Balloon is left in place for 6 months, then removed by a second endoscopic procedure. This is a temporary device that does not require surgery only mild sedation.
The Gastric Ballon is meant for patients with BMI of 30 to 40 who have been unsuccessful with traditional diets and wish to undergo an intervention that is temporary and does not require surgery. Patients will typically lose three times the weight loss of diet and exercise alone.
For more information about the Ballon please call our office 808-521-1300 or visit our website and see our informational video.