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Intragastric Balloon - 6 Months


Procedure and Recovery


The Adjustable balloon is placed deflated by endoscopy under anesthesia in the stomach and subsequently filled with saline.


The placement takes an average of 15-20 minutes, being a quick, simple and non-invasive procedure.  The recovery time is 2-3h and the patient is discharged from the hospital. day. Recovery is done with 2-3 days of rest at home.  


Balloon Effect  


By filling a portion of the stomach, the balloon allows for a decrease in food intake, decreased appetite and early satiety, thus allowing weight loss.


The balloon is an excellent aid in modifying eating habits as it allows the adoption of new habits without the initial difficulty associated with hunger and lack of satiety.

Weight loss

The 6-month intragastric balloon is indicated for those who want to lose between 10-15kg. For losses greater than 15kg, the ideal is the adjustable intragastric balloon.

Follow -up  


During the 6 months of treatment, there is continuous monitoring by the gastroenterologist and nutritionist. This follow-up is essential to obtain the best possible results.


After 6 months of treatment, it is expected that the patient has learned and integrated into his life healthy eating habits that allow the maintenance of the lost weight.


For the placement of the intragastric balloon it is necessary to carry out an evaluation consultation where your clinical history and data will be analyzed in detail. 


The placement criterion is a Body Mass Index (BMI) equal to or greater than 27. 


We have other treatment options for people with a BMI of less than 27 or who for whatever reason are unable to have an intragastric balloon placed.

Book an evaluation appointment and clarify all your doubts. 

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