Intragastric Balloon Weight Loss Surgery at Hospital Clinica Biblica – best choice in Weight loss surgery (Bariatric Surgery)

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Intragastric Balloon

General description
Intragastric balloon as weight loss surgery offers a restrictive endoscopic procedure that uses a devise to limit gastric intake and so you will loose weight because you will be eating.

W eight loss surgery patients must be aware of pre and post surgery requirements.

This weight loss option is for patients who have body mass index (BMI) of 40 kg/m2 or those with BMS of 35+ who suffer from obesity-related comorbidity.  The age range is from 14 to 65, nevertheless, there can be exceptions to this rule. Gastric balloon can be performed on patients who suffer from extreme obesity so that later they can qualify for a bypass.

Gastric balloon offers the following advantages:
a. It is used in patients whose BMI prevents them from having surgery and those who must first have a smaller BMI to minimize the risk or surgical complications.
b. It is not a surgical procedure, it is endoscopic, and it does require cessation to place it and anesthesia to take it off.

Disadvantages are:
a. Some patients show intolerance and vomits, so it is necessary to take the balloon out.
b. It can only be inside the body for 6 months, and some patients regain weight after it is removed.

Potential complications are:
Respiratory tract obstruction.
Incoercible vomit.
Esophageal perforation.

Technical description
Procedure Weight loss treatment of this sort places, under endoscopic vision, a silicone balloon to make the patient feel full faster. In this way, food intake diminishes and the patient looses weight.

Hospitalization – Placing and removing the balloon is an ambulatory procedure.

Time – Between 30 minutes and an hour, both for placing and removing the balloon.



Total cost will vary according to individual needs.



Dr. Pérez Martínez
Dr. Chávez Cervantes

General and laparoscopic surgeons

Dr Sibaja Älvarez

Weight Loss Surgery (Bariatric surgery)

 • Laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (Lap Band)

 • Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (Stomach Stapling)

 • Biliopancreatic deviation

 • Intragastric balloon

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