Are you severely overweight and feel as though you’ve exhausted every avenue available to you for dropping the pounds? Do you find it difficult to adhere to a diet or control how much food you take in on a daily basis? If the answer is yes, we may be able to help. Exercise and diet are, of course, always the first assault and line of defence against corpulence. However, even after such efforts are made, for various reasons, some people still struggle with keeping their weight in check. Thankfully, in the field of bariatrics—the area of medicine that deals with the treatment of obesity—a number of procedures, such as the intragastric balloon, have been devised that can be of assistance.