NHS offers gastric balloon to try and help tackle obesity

With squeezed budgets and staffing pressures continuing to hamper the NHS, the topic of diet-related surgery for obesity often crops up given that many bariatric surgery options such as gastric sleeves are freely provided.

But there’s an alternative to surgery being delivered privately that the NHS are now starting to roll out.

Paul’s been learning how the gastric balloon works from a London doctor.

James Dickman 2nd February 2024