Intra Gastric Balloon

What Is Intra gastric Balloon or Gastric Balloon

An intra gastric balloon is an implantation device which helps you slim down by inserting a balloon into your stomach..

How does it Work

It works by limiting quantity of food intake, by inducing satiety.

If you are not happy with your weight, diet and exercise haven’t helped you much, the intragastric balloon treatment is an opportunity for you.

Patients often lose between 15-20 % of body weight in period over the six months with the balloon is inside the stomach, and their blood pressure and diabetes are better managed. When the balloon is taken out after one year, maintaining a good diet and regular exercise becomes crucial to your success going forward. For the following one year, the team will continue to offer support to ensure that you stay on track and feel wonderful.

Intra Gastric Balloon

How intra gastric balloon placement get done?

To view the stomach’s interior, a doctor performs an endoscopy while the patient is under local anaesthesia and a flexible tube with a camera is inserted. During endoscopy, he places the intragastric balloon in the stomach if there is no local illness. The substance that makes up the gastric balloon is soft and malleable silicon elastomer. Through the mouth, a balloon is placed and then advanced down the oesophagus without being inflated. To make the passage easier, a topical anaesthetic is put on it.


The balloon is filled with saline once it has been inserted into the stomach. A catheter is linked to the balloon. The physician gently pushes on the catheter’s inner end as a balloon is filled.

WHO SUITABLE FOR A GASTRIC BALLOON?

For the following people, gastric balloons are intended:
overweight
Have a lower BMI (between 25 and 35).
High BMI > 35 & not fit for a surgical procedure

Weight Loss Balloon Types

1. The ORBERA Balloon
2. ReShape Dual Balloon
3. MEDSIL Balloon:
4. OBALON Balloon
5. The Spatz Balloon
6. Elipse Balloon

What potential adverse impact could this process have?

During the first few days after the balloon has been inserted, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and acid reflux are frequent side effects. Your doctor would prescribe medication to reduce gastritis.
It may not always be necessary to use medications for multivitamins or nutritional supplements. You can get in touch with the doctor in the next few days. You must eat according to the dietician’s recommendations. To prevent dehydration, it’s critical to increase your water intake. Some medical patients have a small lunch.

An abdominal radiograph or abdominal ultrasound is rarely recommended for prolonged abdominal pain. At one month and three months, nutritional assessments are performed.

Intra gastric Balloon Removal

At one year, the balloon is removed. The stomach has gotten used to the balloon and it is no longer working. It becomes permeable to the gastric secretions, which allows it to deflate. Without requiring surgery, the gastric balloon is expelled the same way it was put in—through the mouth and oesophagus. Under endoscopic supervision and with a little general anaesthetic, the removal is carried out. The removal takes roughly fifteen minutes. After being pierced and having its fluid or air evacuated, the balloon is transported outside empty.

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