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What are surgical means of reducing obesity? – Part 2

• Surgical means can lead to a sensible rate of weight loss is around 0.5kg to 1kg (1lb to 2lb) a week. • To achieve this, you need an energy deficit of 3,500kcal to 7,000kcal a week, which means eating 500 to 1,000 fewer calories a day. • You can do this by replacing high-fat […]

Usage of a gastric balloon to reduce weight – Part 2

How much weight can I lose with the gastric balloon?

• The intragastric balloon is a tool to aid weight loss. • It must be used in conjunction with diet, exercise and a behaviour modification program. • The amount of weight you lose and maintain will depend on how closely you follow your diet and […]