For those with a lot of weight to lose, searching for the right weight loss procedure can be intimidating. You might assume invasive surgeries with long recovery times are your only option. Fortunately, this is not the case. Many patients are good candidates for minimally invasive, non-surgical weight loss procedures with less risk and recovery time. If you’re exploring non-surgical weight loss options, check out this overview of common procedures from Bariatric, P.A.

Gastric Balloon

A gastric balloon is a non-permanent device that is inserted into your stomach with an endoscope and later removed the same way. The balloon itself takes up close to half of your stomach, leaving 60% of it available for food. The primary idea behind the gastric balloon is that you will feel full and satisfied after having eaten less food.This option offers several benefits, including:

• The procedure is simple and fast
• No scars or incisions
• Minimal recovery time
• Temporary, short-term treatment

If you’re looking tolose weight and keep the pounds off without the need for a surgical procedure, the gastric balloon may be the best option for you.


The AspireAssist is a device designed to reduce your body’s caloric intake, allowing you to remove some of the contents of your stomach after eating. The procedure involves connecting a tube from your stomach to a discreet skin port in your abdomen. The device allows you to empty the contents of your stomach privately and is about the size of a smartphone for easy storage. Here’s how it works:

Since food is temporarily stored in the stomach before being processed in the intestines, calories are not immediately absorbed.Emptying a third of your stomach contents 20 to 30 minutes after eating eliminates those extra calories, resulting in weight loss.Advantages of the AspireAssist include:

  • Simple 15-minute procedure
  • 40% excess weight loss in the first year
  • Minimal recovery time
  • Long-term results
  • Reversible treatment

AspireAssist allows you to take control of your weight loss without depriving your body of the calories it needs to function. Used in combination with a healthy lifestyle, you can expect to see impressive results without invasive surgery.

ROSE Procedure

The ROSE procedure is a solution for patients that have had weight regain after gastric bypass surgery. After a gastric bypass, your stomach can stretch, reducing the feeling of fullness you get when you’ve eaten enough food. ROSE is an incisionless procedure designed to return the stomach to its original size, restoring your ability to feel full and satisfied after eating. Benefits include:

  • Fast recovery
  • No scars or incisions
  • Minimal post-procedural pain
  • Lasting results

If you’ve had an unsuccessful gastric bypass and/or regained weight, the non-surgical ROSE procedure can help put the power back in your hands so you can live your best life.

Learn More about Non-Surgical Weight Loss

We understand that weight management isn’t just a quick fix, but a journey that lasts a lifetime. It’s important to know all your options for that journey so you can make the best choices for your health. If you’d like to learn more about non-surgical weight loss and our other procedures, contact us online or call 800-200-5553 to schedule an appointment.