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Intragastric Balloon - How does it work?

The Intragastric Balloon is the least invasive and most effective obesity treatment currently available.

The advantages of this type of treatment are:

  • Fast weight loss without hunger

  • Absence of physiological changes

  • Does not cause nutritional deficiencies

  • Helps to adopt healthy eating habits  



The mechanisms of action by which the balloon leads to weight loss are multifactorial:


  • Less gastric accommodation capacity – Less space for food


  • Early satiety – Ability to stop eating 


  • Delayed gastric emptying – Feeling full for longer hours


  • Decreased hunger hormones – Less hunger

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