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.
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.