888-276-1535 Menu
Contact Us
Gastric Balloon Story

Patty N.

Kirkland, Washington
I saw a TV commercial and decided to give Athenix a call.

I had been struggling with weight issues and previous medical conditions; I was in pain and wanted a little boost to get back on track. After my consultation, I knew it was what I needed and I decided to schedule my procedure that day. I had thought about other options like the gastric band, but I also heard about the side effects. I wanted to get results in a safe environment and liked the idea of something non-surgical.

My balloon was placed a few weeks after my consult and they helped me with financing, answered all my questions, and helped me so much.

The first week was the hardest; pretty much the first three days. I went back to the office for fluids and after that, I was back to normal.

I am a stress eater – and I couldn't keep eating even if I wanted.

Before I had the balloon, I ate everything I felt like eating and it wasn’t what my body needed. With not being able to lose weight previously and now working with my nutritionist, I have learned so much. I feel full without craving things my body doesn’t need. I'm on a high protein, nutrient-dense diet. Now I get full faster. The balloon has given me a new outlook. What I eat and how I eat - my foods changed my weight loss journey.

It makes me plan ahead of time. I ask where we’re going and check the menu before I leave the house. I plan ahead. I ask, ‘Will this meet my goals? How will this affect me?’

After I started the balloon and was feeling better, I actually started working out and now I’m back in the gym doing weight and cardio training. I feel lighter and have a great routine. I never used to drink much water – now I am drinking more and actually crave it! Not forcing myself!

Today, I feel like I still have a little way to go, but I have plans on the move already. I committed to starting with a personal trainer and plan to keep this diet. I have a plan in place to maintain, not gain. I want to build muscle, not just focus on numbers on the scale.

There’s a gift the balloon has given me… I had a back condition; my weight put pressure on my back and it was very painful. Now, I am in much less pain than before the balloon was placed and I don’t need to take any medications! The weight loss has helped me with that obstacle. I wasn’t able to work out, I could barely move and now I am more flexible and I am able to work out!

I was very unmotivated and I never saw weight loss - the balloon has helped me a lot. It has given me the motivation to ask questions, look for help, and don’t forget my renewed self-esteem! I am now able to take control of my life again and live every day without pain. I feel healthy without obligation of having to do it. I don’t crave crazy stuff anymore!

At first, it might seem like just a balloon - it's not a big change. However, it’s very empowering what a little balloon can do for your life.

It's incredible what a little amount of time can do. How much energy I have now with a clean diet. The advantage it has given me on a new life. I’m just so happy.

Contact Athenix.

*Individual results may vary. Testimonials and images do not constitute a promise, guarantee or representation of any particular outcome or experience.

Call to confirm availability by location—procedure specialty varies by doctor.

Are you ready to take the first step?

Schedule A Free Consultation

Schedule a Free Consultation

Call us at 888-276-1535 | 8am–9pm Monday–Friday | 9am–5pm Saturday | 11am-5pm Sunday

- - x
During your consultation we will assess and determine which procedure will produce the best results for your specific issue.
Email Call us Gallery

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 Your safety is our top priority.

To our valued patients,

I hope that you and your families have stayed healthy and well during this difficult time. We want to thank all of the essential workers that provided us with critical services during this period and also to all of you that remained at home preventing the further spread of the virus.

As we re-open our facilities our priority remains the safety and well being of our patients and staff. To that end, we have implemented a number of important safety measures at all of our facilities.

  1. All patients, staff, and caregivers will be screened via a questionnaire and temperature for Covid-19 symptoms at the front entrance.
  2. Only those individuals that pass the screening will be allowed into the facility.
  3. Patients can only bring 1 other person with them to the appointment.
  4. All patients (and caregivers) need to wear a mask while in the facility. Please bring a cloth or other mask with you to the appointment.
  5. Physical distancing will be in effect in the office waiting room and throughout the office.
  6. Once the physical distance capacity has been reached in the waiting room, patients will be asked to wait in their vehicles and will be called to come in at their appointment time.
  7. All surfaces in the office will be cleaned and disinfected at least on an hourly basis.
  8. All patient rooms will be cleaned and disinfected after each patient use.
  9. Caregivers waiting for patients after surgery will be asked to not wait in the facility.
  10. All staff will be wearing PPE in accordance with CDC guidelines.

We understand that these continue to be uncertain and difficult times however we remain committed to your health, well being, safety, and ensuring you the best outcome possible.

All Athenix locations are now open. However, as we continue to practice physical distancing, we are still available for virtual consultations at any of our locations. You can reach us by calling 1-888-276-1535 or email [email protected] to get scheduled.

We thank you for your continued support and trust in Athenix and look forward to seeing you soon.


Gavin M. Dry, M.D. Chief Medical Officer