Gastric Balloon

Gastric balloon refers to a device based on silicone, which is specifically designed to contribute to the loss of a patient’s weight. This device is placed on the inside of the stomach and filled with a saline solution; in this way, the ball takes a spherical shape. Its expandable design allows you to adjust the volume of the filling as needed (between 400 and 700 cc regularly) at the time of their placement and partially occupy the space of the stomach, increases the feeling of fullness of the patient. The gastric balloon is a procedure that is carried out in endoscopic manner, i.e. through the wedding and esophagus. It is estimated that the patient who undergoes this surgery, lost 35% of their body weight excess and 10% of your body weight. Two of the great advantages offered by the gastric balloon, is that it is a completely reversible operation, the patient can be commissioned the same day that you the operation is conducted. Although some patients may experience vomiting during the first few days of recovery after the procedure, with the gastric balloon mortality is 0% so you can have the peace of mind that there is not one greater risk. A. Verastegui original author and source of the article