Intragastric balloon placement is a weight-loss procedure that involves placing a saline-filled silicone balloon into a person’s stomach. This helps in losing weight by limiting how much a person can eat and making them full faster.
It is the latest weight loss procedure. A soft, round, inflatable balloon made of medical-grade silicon is placed inside the stomach by using a gastroscope (camera) that enters through the mouth.
Once inserted into the stomach, the empty balloon is filled with sterile saline and can be kept in place for 6-12 months, depending on the type of balloon used.
It may be an option if a person has concerns regarding their weight, and diet and exercise did not work for them. Like any other weight-loss procedures, an intragastric balloon requires commitment to a healthier lifestyle.
The person needs to make permanent healthy changes to their diet and get regular exercise to help ensure long-term success of the procedure.
Why Intragastric Balloon?
The placement of an intragastric balloon helps a person lose weight. Weight loss can lower risk of potentially serious weight-related problems, such as;
- Heart disease or stroke
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Type 2 diabetes
- Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) or nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- High blood pressure
Intragastric Balloon is applicable for the following;
- People that has body mass index (BMI) between 30 and 40
- People who did not have any previous stomach or esophageal surgery
- People who are willing to commit to healthy lifestyle changes, get regular medical follow-up and participate in behavioral therapy.
Intragastric balloons aren’t the right choice for everyone who is overweight. A screening process will help the doctor to see if the procedure is beneficial to the person.
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