Gastric balloon Tijuana

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Gastric Balloon is a good option among bariatric procedures, for reducing the size of the stomach and avoiding the food consumption and get a healthy weight-loss.

 

The procedure consists of introducing an inflatable balloon into the stomach of the patient. The balloon fills the space in the stomach generating the sensation of satisfaction that diminishes eating anxiety.

 

The decrease in the amount of ingested food makes the patient reduce weight.

 

Gastric Ballon has many advantages. It’s reversible, which means that the surgeon may eventually extract it, it’s minimally invasive and doesn’t need a large incision in the stomach.

 

The doctor inflates the balloon using nitrogen or saline to accept more or less food in the digestive system.

 

The balloon, made of silicone or a thin polymer film, remains unnoticed to the patient.

 

The doctor removes it after six months or a year, and the patient must maintain his/her weight with diet and exercise.

There are different types of Gastric Ballon that you can choose according to your doctor’s advice and your condition.

 

  • Your surgeon can place the device in your stomach using Laparoscotry, the surgical method that uses a tiny TV camera through the esophagus. In this case, the doctor gives a sedative to avoid any discomfort.

 

  • Regularly, the balloon is filled with saline, and the doctor will remove it laparoscopically six months after.

 

  • Your doctor will give recommendations to the patient a month before the procedure, such as food intake and avoiding tobacco, alcohol, or non-prescribed drugs.

 

  • Another option is the swelling ballon, that usually stays in place for four to six months. After that, the body eliminates it by the digestive tract.

 

  • There are several options like two or three balloons, endoscopically inserted, or swallowed, and with different sizes.

 

  • For some patients, it’s very difficult to swallow the ballons, duet to its large size. For them, the doctors recommend laparoscopy.

 

  • There are several kinds of balloons, like Orbera, Elipse, ReShape, or Obalon.

 

  • The procedure takes about 20 to 30 minutes, and you can return home the same day. Remember that you’ll be groggy due to the sedation and you’ll cant drive.

There are different types of Gastric Ballon that you can choose according to your doctor’s advice and your condition.

 

  • Your surgeon can place the device in your stomach using Laparoscotry, the surgical method that uses a tiny TV camera through the esophagus. In this case, the doctor gives a sedative to avoid any discomfort.

 

  • Regularly, the balloon is filled with saline, and the doctor will remove it laparoscopically six months after.

 

  • Your doctor will give recommendations to the patient a month before the procedure, such as food intake and avoiding tobacco, alcohol, or non-prescribed drugs.

 

  • Another option is the swelling ballon, that usually stays in place for four to six months. After that, the body eliminates it by the digestive tract.

 

  • There are several options like two or three balloons, endoscopically inserted, or swallowed, and with different sizes.

 

  • For some patients, it’s very difficult to swallow the ballons, duet to its large size. For them, the doctors recommend laparoscopy.

 

  • There are several kinds of balloons, like Orbera, Elipse, ReShape, or Obalon.

 

  • The procedure takes about 20 to 30 minutes, and you can return home the same day. Remember that you’ll be groggy due to the sedation and you’ll cant drive.

Regularly, the Gastric Balloon is an option for patients who have overweigh to extreme or morbid obesity, from 27 to 41 BMI.

  • The treatment is not permanent, and you´ll need to follow a diet and a training program to avoid regaining weight.
  • You may need medications to alleviate effects like acid reflux, pain, or nausea.
  • Gastric Balloon is an option for patients who can’t have a surgical and permanent solution for obesity, as Gastric Sleeve.