http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20040517/hl_nm/stomach_ballon_dc_1 I about cried laughing at this...what doctor could look at a patient and say "Ok Mr. Smith, we're going to insert this balloon in to your stomach, and in four months you'll have some weight loss..." I suppose you could do that, OR you could spend those 4 months..gee, i don't know..EATING RIGHT AND EXCERSIZING!!! and you'd get BETTER results!! " Placement of a balloon inside the stomach as a treatment for obesity leads to effective weight loss after four months, and it appears to be safe and well tolerated, Dr. Bertrand Napoleon reported here this week at Digestive Disease Week." Have things really come to this?! Can't doctors even realize that there is no magic pill?