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Gastric Ballon
$2,800 USD

The gastric balloon, also known as an intragastric balloon, is a flexible and soft silicone sphere that is inserted into the patient's stomach through an endoscopy, aiming to achieve weight reduction in individuals with morbid obesity.

The Procedure

  1. Medical consultation: The process begins with a consultation with a physician specialized in obesity. During this consultation, the patient's suitability for the procedure is assessed, and the risks and benefits are discussed.

  2. Endoscopy: Once it's determined that the patient is a suitable candidate, an endoscopy is performed to place the gastric balloon. During this procedure, an endoscope is inserted through the patient's mouth into the stomach.

  3. Balloon insertion: Once the endoscope is in place, the gastric balloon is inflated inside the patient's stomach. The balloon is filled with a saline solution or gas to occupy space in the stomach and reduce its capacity, helping the patient feel full more quickly during meals.
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Follow-up and Removal

  1. Monitoring and follow-up: After the balloon insertion, the patient is closely monitored for any complications. Additionally, guidance is provided on dietary and lifestyle changes to maximize weight loss results.

  2. Balloon removal: The gastric balloon is usually removed after a few months, depending on the type of balloon used. This is done again through an endoscopy.


  1. Non-invasive: Unlike other surgeries, the balloon does not require surgical incisions in the abdomen.

  2. Weight loss: The gastric balloon can help individuals lose weight by reducing stomach capacity and promoting a quicker feeling of fullness.

  3. Reversible process: The gastric balloon can be easily removed through an endoscopic procedure.

  4. Weight loss resulting from the use of the gastric balloon can help improve or control health conditions related to obesity, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and cardiovascular diseases.


  1. Temporal nature: The gastric balloon is a temporary device that is removed after a few months. This means that the weight loss benefits may be temporary if significant changes in diet and lifestyle are not maintained after the balloon is removed.

  2. Side effects: Some people experience side effects such as nausea, vomiting, bloating, and stomach discomfort after balloon placement. These side effects are usually temporary but can be uncomfortable.

  3. Variable weight loss: Weight loss with the gastric balloon can vary from one patient to another.

  4. Not suitable for everyone: The gastric balloon may not be suitable for people with certain medical conditions or specific anatomies, and eligibility for the procedure should be carefully evaluated by a medical professional.

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