The intra-gastric balloon occupies a volume of the stomach causing a feeling of satiety and a reduction in food intake. The treatment must be combined with dietary and behavioural management.
Non chirurgical : Insertion by an endoscopic procedure
• Characteristics : Non-sterile, single use only, biocompatible, radio-opaque filled with air and water
• Expected weight loss : The expected weight loss at 6 months is in the order of 34% of the excess weight.
• Duration of treatment : 6 months maximum
• Average duration of the operation :
➢ Insertion 25 minutes (under general anaesthetic with or without intubation)
➢ Extraction 25 minutes (under general anaesthetic with intubation)