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gastric balloon

n
(Surgery) an inflatable rubber bag placed in the stomach to reduce its capacity as an aid to losing weight
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Apollo Endosurgery announced the South Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety's approval of the ORBERA Intragastric Balloon System, the #1 intragastric balloon in the world, to assist adult patients who are overweight - with a body mass index greater than 27 - in losing and maintaining weight.
Procedures to reduce appetite include endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty, in which sutures are used to decrease the stomach size, and intragastric balloon placement, in which the balloon occupies space within the stomach.
The intragastric balloon (IGB), with its comparatively long period of development, is the most mature and widely used instrument.
Four out of the five deceased patients were using the Orbera Intragastric Balloon System, manufactured by Apollo Endo Surgery, to lose excess fat from their bodies.
Clark takes a comprehensive approach to weight loss and caters his care to each patient, working with primary care providers and offering free support groups, an in-house clinical dietitian, surgical options, and minimally invasive options such as the state-of-the-art OrberaTM intragastric balloon device.
M2 PHARMA-August 28, 2015-Orbera Intragastric Balloon Makes Texas Debut
ReShape Medical is a medical device company focused on the development and commercialization of its dual intragastric balloon for weight loss.
North America Weight Loss/Obesity Management Market - [Meal Replacements, Slimming Centers, Nutrition & Psychological Consultancy, Treadmill, Ellipticals, Strength Training, Gastric Bypass, Intragastric Balloon System, StomaphyX] - Forecasts to 2017
Intragastric balloon for the treatment of obesity: evaluation of pulmonary function over a 3-month period.
Allergan's obesity intervention division makes the Lap-Band adjustable gastric band system and the Orbera intragastric balloon system.
ReShape Medical[R] Inc announced today that it has completed enrollment in the pivotal clinical trial for the ReShape Duo[R] Intragastric Balloon, one of the first non-surgical weight loss devices developed for the U.