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Expert opinion: Intragastric balloon

Among the treatments we have for obesity, the placement of an intragastric balloon is a safe and effective treatment, especially when used in patients who have an excess weight of between 15 and 25 kg, and also are not able to carry out a prolonged diet or are not able to make some changes in their habits that are necessary for this treatment to be effective.

The treatment of the intragastric balloon is attractive due to its effectiveness and ease of placement.

Nevertheless, it is a treatment that is not without risk and, in some cases, can be ineffective if there is not an adequate selection of the patient.

The experience we have in this treatment, the intragastric balloon treatment, is a good and positive experience, especially when the limitations of this treatment are respected. The placement of the intragastric balloon must be done in an adequate environment and, in this case, the most appropriate environment is a hospital. It is not necessary to do it in the operating room, but in a room where we have all we need.

This treatment should be carried out by a multidisciplinary team.

A question often asked by the patients being treated is what will happen once the ball is removed.

Our answer, based on the experience of more than 250 patients treated with this technique, is that if the patient has been able to change his or her eating habits and follow our instructions, he or she will manage, after even 2 years, to maintain part of the weight loss.

Currently, there have been balloons that can be re-inflated after the sixth month or that are implanted through ingestion, which are variations of the same treatment and are based on the same principle that is the fact that the balloon, once in the stomach, occupies part of the space and makes the feeling of satiety appear.

The intragastric balloon is a tool to help the patient lose weight. It is a temporary tool that must be applied to selected patients, as we have mentioned before, and it must be controlled by a team specialized in obesity.

On our website you can find more information about this treatment and some videos related to it.
Learn all the details about our Intragastric Balloon treatment

Expert Opinion: The Intragastric Balloon

Dr. Angel Sanahuja Santafe talks about the effectiveness and indications of the Intragastric Balloon and answers several questions related to the treatment.

Expert opinion: Intragastric balloon

Among the treatments we have for obesity, the placement of an intragastric balloon is a safe and effective treatment, especially when used in patients who have an excess weight of between 15 and 25 kg, and also are not able to carry out a prolonged diet or are not able to make some changes in their habits that are necessary for this treatment to be effective.

The treatment of the intragastric balloon is attractive due to its effectiveness and ease of placement.

Nevertheless, it is a treatment that is not without risk and, in some cases, can be ineffective if there is not an adequate selection of the patient.

The experience we have in this treatment, the intragastric balloon treatment, is a good and positive experience, especially when the limitations of this treatment are respected. The placement of the intragastric balloon must be done in an adequate environment and, in this case, the most appropriate environment is a hospital. It is not necessary to do it in the operating room, but in a room where we have all we need.

This treatment should be carried out by a multidisciplinary team.

A question often asked by the patients being treated is what will happen once the ball is removed.

Our answer, based on the experience of more than 250 patients treated with this technique, is that if the patient has been able to change his or her eating habits and follow our instructions, he or she will manage, after even 2 years, to maintain part of the weight loss.

Currently, there have been balloons that can be re-inflated after the sixth month or that are implanted through ingestion, which are variations of the same treatment and are based on the same principle that is the fact that the balloon, once in the stomach, occupies part of the space and makes the feeling of satiety appear.

The intragastric balloon is a tool to help the patient lose weight. It is a temporary tool that must be applied to selected patients, as we have mentioned before, and it must be controlled by a team specialized in obesity.

On our website you can find more information about this treatment and some videos related to it.
Learn all the details about our Intragastric Balloon treatment



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