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PSB Performs the First Intragastric Balloon Procedure In Georgia

Toward the end of 2015 Dr. Duncan implanted the first ORBERATM Intragastric Balloon in Georgia. The patient, a working mom from Atlanta named Latonya, sees the intragastric balloon as an effective tool for fighting the excess weight that has been plaguing her since she had her children.

The intragastric balloon represents a huge technological leap in non-surgical weight loss procedures. Recently approved by the FDA, the balloon is appropriate for those who are looking to lose a moderate amount of excess weight. The balloon remains in the stomach for approximately 6 months at which point it is removed. However, Peachtree Surgical & Bariatrics provides each patient with a comprehensive one-year medical weight loss program in conjunction with the balloon implant. The ultimate goal is to help the patient make healthy lifestyle choices. Data shows that patients who continue with their new and improved diet and exercise program after the balloon is removed tend to keep off the weight over the longer-term.

”Many patients do not want to permanently alter their gastrointestinal tract or maintain an implanted device in their abdomen for the rest of their lives. The intragastric balloon, being a non-invasive and non-surgical weight loss option, fills the void between medical weight loss and surgical weight loss” says Dr. Duncan. “We expect that this new technology will offer greater options to those who are suffering from obesity, but do not feel like they have had a viable option in the past.”

Our achievement continues the Peachtree Surgical & Bariatrics tradition of firsts. We have been at the forefront of surgical and bariatric technology and technique since Dr. Duncan established the practice over 25 years ago. Today, as the field of weight loss continues to change, we have innovated to offer our patients an ever-greater number of safe and effective weight loss options. To learn more about the Intragastric Balloon, we invite you to visit our website dedicated to the balloon technology. You may also call our office to learn more and schedule a consultation.

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