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Nonsurgical Weight Loss Information Sessions

The FDA has approved a new safe and effective alternative for a person who is struggling with weight loss. Join a Washington University gastroenterologist to learn more about a new balloon device that is inserted into the stomach via the mouth through a minimally invasive endoscopic procedure. 

This 12-month program includes a medical evaluation, device insertion and removal, monthly group sessions and personalized lifestyle counseling from a behavioral coach and registered dietitian.

Please review the criteria below to determine if you are a candidate for the intragastric balloon:

  • You are at least 30 pounds overweight
  • You have attempted weight-loss through diet and exercise without success
  • You have not been diagnosed with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • You do not have heart burn symptoms when taking heart burn medications
  • You have not had previous surgeries in your small intestine or stomach, exception is an uncomplicated appendectomy surgery or gall bladder removal
  • You have not had bariatric surgery in the past
  • You are not on blood thinners
  • You are willing to participate in a medically supervised program
  • You are 22 years old or older

If any of the following statements are true, you are NOT a candidate for this treatment option and should not attend this information session:

  • You have severe damage to your liver
  • You take prescription aspirin, anti-inflammatory agents, anticoagulants or other gastric irritants daily
  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding

Currently, most insurance providers do not cover the cost of this new weight loss option. 

The event is free and registration is required.

Session Information:

Registration desk opens: 30 minutes prior to presentation.
Presentation: Start times vary by presentation date selected. Please see dates/times listed below.
Location: Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital-Medical Office Building 3
1020 North Mason Road, Creve Coeur, MO 63141

If you have reviewed the criteria and determined that you are a candidate for the intragastric balloon, please choose a date and complete the registration.

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