Can I keep the balloon in my stomach longer than six months?
No, the device must be removed after six months. We remove the device using an endoscope (thin, flexible tube) that we insert through your mouth and into your stomach. During this procedure, the physician deflates the balloon, then gently removes the device from your stomach, through your mouth. After removal, you continue to meet with your dietitian and behavior coach for six months, so they can support you in your weight loss journey and improved health.