announced that it has received FDA approval for its proposed labeling updates for the ORBERA Intragastric Balloon
Other alternative opted by moderately obese patients and those who are too ill to undergo surgery is an intragastric balloon
, an established weight loss intervention that has to be inserted into the stomach via endoscopy under sedation.
(IGB) is one of the non-surgical treatment options for obesity; it was first performed in 1982 by Nibben and was believed to have the potential benefit of a sustained 5%-10% weight loss to prevent obesity-related comorbidities and diseases (3).
In addition, evolution of non-invasive surgical equipment such as intragastric balloon
system, StomaphyX, cold laser shaping, and cryolipolysis have made the weight loss procedures safe and effective.
Amman, Apr 10 (Petra) A medical gastroenterology treatment team at the Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein Military Hospital Tuesday conducted an endoscopic intragastric balloon
procedure for an overweight 31-year-old woman.
1) Intragastric balloon
: This is a newer kind of weight-loss procedure in which a saline-filled silicone balloon is placed in the stomach.
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.
Suggestions for the treatment by the implantation of the intragastric balloon
must be considered as one ofthe treating solutions in the future.
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