The gastric balloon procedure is an exciting new development in the treatment of obesity. For the first time physicians can give patients a powerful tool to fight off the excess pounds without making any incisions! Performed under sedation with a scope in an outpatient setting, no permanent alterations are made in the patient’s anatomy, yet they are able to feel full earlier and experience less hunger. There are several gastric balloons approved by the FDA and available in the US, and each one has pro’s and con’s. Explore each one to learn more!