According to doctors, a barrier to wider use of intragastric balloons is that some institutions lack the resources to provide support to patients after implantation of the device. Without the lifestyle changes and health coaching after the procedure, patients can regain their lost weight, decreasing the overall effectiveness of this weightloss tool and making physicians possibly more reluctant to offer the procedure. I believe that success of intragastric balloon heavily depends on aftercare, nutritional support and behavior modification. At my center we offer lifetime nutritional support to our patients and for patients who unable to make it to the office we offer video chat sessions.
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