Intragastric Balloon

INTRAGASTRIC BALLOON is a minimally invasive type of weight loss treatment with FDA approval for those of Body Mass Index (BMI) of 28-40, where a soft balloon is inserted into the stomach through the mouth, leaving less room for food and drink. Dr. Amir Heydari was one of the first to perform this temporary weight loss procedure, which can be appropriated for up to six months. Intragastric balloon is useful for those who do not meet the criteria for other types of weight loss surgery, and can also be a bridge to reduce obesity sufficiently to safely undergo other needed procedures. This procedure will be ideal for low BMI individuals.

To learn more about this program, contact Centegra Physician Care at (847) 802-7230 or visit