gastric balloon


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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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Jason also spent six months with a gastric balloon - in which a silicon balloon is inflated in the stomach to make a patient feel full.
Jason, 45, then had surgery 15 months ago to have a gastric balloon for six months and then a sleeve gastrectomy, where most of the stomach is removed.
He'd had a gastric balloon fitted with limited success, tried personal training along with all the diets out there, but nothing had worked.
One hundred obese or overweight individuals in the UAE have taken advantage of the new Ellipse Gastric Balloon to lose weight and to decrease its associated medical conditions, according to Dr.
Summary: Ellipse Gastric Balloon helps lose weight through a non-invasive procedure
Health authorities said the endoscopic gastric balloon surgery done by unreliable and unlicensed operators could lead to serious complications.
Allurion is the maker of the Elipse Balloon, the world's first and only known procedureless gastric balloon for weight loss.
It is a gastric balloon that is folded inside a small capsule attached to a thin catheter.[19],[20] It can be easily swallowed with water, and the position of the balloon can be confirmed by abdominal X-ray because of its radiopaque ring.
According to Orbera's (https://www.orbera.com/how-it-works) official website , it "is a durable gastric balloon made out of soft silicone.