Intragastric balloon is a treatment against obesity without surgery. The aim is to create a feeling of early satiety, which when combined with a low-calorie diet leads to a significant weight loss.
There are intragastric balloons with different indications depending on the time they must be implanted. These times vary from 3 months to 12 months. Their implantation is done under sedation and endoscopic route. This operation does not last more than one hour and the patient does not need hospitalisation.
The Obesity Unit treats the following cases:
- Metabolic syndrome
- Morbid obesity
- Child obesity