Intragastric Balloon

11 clinic(s) offering Gastric Balloon treatment in 9 countries
Intragastric Balloon
Bariatric Surgery Center - Dr. Pablo Garcia Verified

At the Bariatric Surgery Center of Dr. Pablo Garcia, a team of professionals strive to make a difference every day and deliver health care the way it should be. The center offers multiple surgery options for long-term weight loss.

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ALO Bariatrics Verified

ALO Bariatrics offers affordable, trustworthy weight loss surgeries in México through a network of world-class healthcare professionals and hospitals. We represent surgeons with a combined experience of 20+ years.

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ALO Bariatrics Verified

As part of the ALO Bariatrics network, we provide leading-edge patient care by Mexico’s most acclaimed physicians and offer the latest options for the morbidly obese.

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Vithas Xanit International Hospital Verified

Xanit International Hospital is the leading private hospital on the Costa del Sol. It is located in Benalmádena, approximately 15 minutes drive from Malaga Airport and 20 minutes from Marbella.Quality, safety, comfort and satisfaction are the principles that Xanit International Hospital´s philosophy is based upon.

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Access Weight Loss Surgery Clinic Verified

Access Weight Loss Clinic is a revolutionary weight loss center located in Morocco. It comprises of quality professionals that are internationally renowned — and affordable program costs to help you reach the body you have always dreamed of.

What is Intragastric Balloon?

An intragastric balloon procedure is a non-surgical treatment to help individuals lose weight. It works by allowing patients to feel full after eating a small amount and reduces the stomach’s capacity to hold food. A gastric balloon channels individuals looking for a temporary weight loss solution or if your Body Mass Index (BMI) defines that you need to lose weight before further surgery, such as a gastric bypass.

 

Although gastric balloon options will help you to lose weight, the best weight loss results are combined with a healthy diet and exercise.

 

A Good Candidate for Intragastric Balloon

Candidates in general are all obese people except for those with psychiatric problems. Obesity is defined as one whose body mass index exceeds 30.

 

Treatment with intragastric balloon is already being successfully, the outcome in all patients is a significant amount of weight loss. Clinical results show that two thirds of individuals maintained the weight achieved during treatment with the intragastric balloon, or continue to lose weight after the removal of it.

 

Intragastric Balloon Procedure

A surgical camera called an endoscope is passed down the esophagus, or gullet, enabling the doctor to visually make adjustments. A small balloon is inserted into the stomach using the camera. Once safely in place, the gastric balloon is inflated by adding a saline solution unless a specific model is filled with air.

 

Average Duration of Intragastric Balloon: 20-30 minutes. It is performed under a local anesthetic. Patients usually leave the hospital on the same day.