Intragastric Balloon

Specialty of Gastroenterology

The intragastric balloon is a silicone device spherical shape that is inserted into the stomach of patients with a significant degree of obesity, especially in those with morbid obesity. The intragastric balloon is introduced via endoscopic and filled with serum reaching the volume of a ball. Thus, occupies considerable space in the stomach, causing a feeling of fullness in the patient and the consequent decrease in hunger. Therefore, you find it easier to maintain a diet aimed at losing weight, reducing food intake. It is especially suitable for patients who are obese and have tried to lose weight through other means. The intragastric balloon usually removed after six months, the maximum time indicated.

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