Clínica Universidad de Navarra

Bariatric surgery

  • Intragastric balloon

    DEFINITION:  

    The intragastric balloon is a non-surgical technique used for weight loss. It consists of introducing a balloon in the stomach for a while to reduce its capacity. The ball produces a constant feeling of satiety.

    However, a supervised diet must be followed to change unhealthy habits and prevent to regain the weight when the balloon is removed.

    DESCRIPTION:

    The empty balloon is inserted through the mouth with an endoscope. Then, it is filled with between 400 and 700 cc of a sterile solution.