BIB, the transitional treatment for obesity

Written by: Dr. Antonio López Cano
Published: | Updated: 29/10/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

The intragastric balloon device is a spherical silicone which is introduced into the patient 's stomach for treating obesity, especially morbid obesity. It is an alternative to surgery for obesity that is less risky and has a shorter postoperative.

Intragastric balloon placement

The intervention involves placing a balloon in the stomach through the esophagus. This balloon is filled with saline, which is added with a compound of blue with the objective that, in the case of breakage, detect the patient to see that urine passes blue.


Before and after the intragastric balloon

Before placement, specialist in Gastroenterology performs a conventional upper endoscopy to ensure that there is no esophageal pathology duodenal, gastric or contraindicate the procedure. Moreover, sedation or anesthesia to perform the intervention is also required, so requires a preanesthetic study.

Once the intragastric balloon placed, the patient should change the quality and quantity of the food you eat with a company controlled by a dietician diet. It should be noted that this treatment is temporary, so the balloon is removed after about six months with a similar placement technique.


Benefits BIB

Given that obesity is associated with vascular, metabolic and musculoskeletal complications, this technique achieves a weight loss that could not be achieved with conventional methods (diet and exercise) and thus mitigate the consequences of obesity and improve patient health. It can also serve as preparation for obesity surgery.

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By Dr. Antonio López Cano

Dr. López Cano is one of the most prestigious medical specialists in both the province of Cadiz and the rest of the Spanish State Gastroenterology. With over 30 years experience, he has completed his academic and professional training in universities and hospitals in the province of Cadiz, Italy and the United States. During his long career he has presented over 200 conference papers, has made more than 50 publications nationally and internationally and has participated in several book chapters, mostly related to ultrasound. Credited as expert ultrasound and Doppler ultrasound gastoenterológica by international institutions, Dr. López Cano is currently medical director of the Astarte of Cadiz Clinic and head of the Gastroenterology Unit, Ultrasound and Endoscopy of it.

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