The Jump6™ program begins with the Intragastric Balloon consists of a soft, expandable intragastric (inside the stomach) balloon that is temporarily inserted into the stomach to create a feeling of early and prolonged fullness after meals – a foundation for weight loss.
The device itself is a soft silicone intragastric balloon that is inserted (without surgery) in a deflated state into the stomach and then inflated with sterile water through a self-sealing valve once it enters the stomach. The intragastric balloon will remain in place for a maximum of 6-months.
The intragastric (inside stomach) balloon provides a 6 month kick-start to healthy weight loss and is an ideal solution if you are looking to lose 20- 40lbs but are fearful of surgery, fed up with diets, pills and other weight loss programs that didn’t work.
The amount any patient will lose depends entirely on how well they adapt to Jump6™ Weight Loss Program, featuring the Intragastric Balloon, alter their eating behaviour, and adopt an exercise regimen. A good aim is to try and average a loss of 2lbs per week, and studies have shown that with the Intragastric Balloon, patients can lose and keep off 20-40lbs in six months. Patients at the Jump6™ Weight Loss Clinic in Sarnia Canada are losing an average of 40 to 60 lbs in 6 months, with the lowest being 17 lbs and the highest being 98lbs.
The Jump6™ program featuring the Intragastric Balloon is a life changing, three pillared approach to achieving – and sustaining – your weight loss goals, once and for all.
During those 6 months (and beyond) you will work together with the Jump6™ program experts on a customized plan with your support team of weight loss experts, to overcome the challenges of retraining your appetite, adopting new nutritional habits, and establishing a reasonable exercise routine to help you succeed and stay motivated.
The Jump6™ program featuring the Intragastric Balloon has already become a clinically accepted treatment for weight loss in Europe and South America and is being introduced to Canada and Australia. Jump6 clinics currently available throughout Ontario and will soon open in other provinces of Canada.
The gastric balloon is inserted through the mouth into the stomach by what is called and endoscopic procedure. The supervising physician will initially look at the stomach through an endoscopic camera. If no abnormalities are seen he will then proceed with the placement of the balloon, which is inserted while in its compact, deflated form. The swallowing process involved is made easier with the help of light sedation. Once inside the stomach the gastric balloon is immediately filled with sterile water through a small filling tube (catheter) attached to the gastric balloon. The gastric balloon has a self-sealing valve and once it is filled, the catheter is gently removed. When the gastric balloon is full it is too large to pass into the bowel. Placement procedure times vary but it usually takes between 20-30 mins.
The gastric balloon is normally removed in the same way it was placed via the oesophagus and the mouth. Prior to removal you will be given a light sedation. Using an endoscopic camera the doctor will introduce a catheter through the mouth into the stomach. The gastric balloon will then be punctured and the sterile water will be sucked up through the puncture tube. Once the gastric balloon is completely deflated it can be grasped and removed out through your mouth.