New non-invasive weight management procedure

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ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – When a person’s stomach is full, it typically communicates to the brain, “hey, we’re good here – no more food!”

That's the concept behind an innovative procedure recently approved by the FDA called the intragrastic balloon procedure.

Dr. Andrew Wheeler, a bariatric surgeon at SSM Health Weight Services at DePaul Hospital, visits Fox 2 News in the Morning to explain the process and discuss potential side effects.