The Gastric Balloon is a recently FDA-approved technique that extends the spectrum of weight loss procedures to patients who may otherwise not qualify for weight loss surgery. The balloon is placed endoscopically through the mouth with no surgical incisions and can be done as an outpatient procedure. After six months the balloon is endoscopically retrieved, once again as an outpatient. Indicated for patients with a BMI between 30 and 40, the balloon allows surgeons to offer weight loss options across the entire continuum of obesity.