Intragastric Balloon is a non-surgical, non-pharmaceutical aid in the treatment of obesity. In conjunction with a supervised diet and behaviour modification program, it can help you achieve the health and aesthetic benefits associated with weight loss.
The intragastric balloon system consists of a soft, expandable balloon, the placement tube and a filling system so a physician can orally insert the weight loss aid.
Once inserted in the stomach, the empty balloon is filled with sterile saline. When full, the balloon is too large to pass into the bowel and will now float freely in the stomach.
The intragastric balloons are designed to stay in the stomach for 6 months to 1 year.