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Ball Intragastric Balloon at Artieda 2011

Ball Intragastric Balloon


What is the intragastric balloon? This is a soft, smooth ball, expandable, tube placement, and a system of filling so that the doctor can insert it through the mouth, through the help of an endoscope. Once inserted into the stomach, the empty balloon is filled with sterile saline solution. When it is full, it is too large to pass into the intestine, and will float freely within the stomach. How does the system work? Intragastric balloon system is designed to be used with a supervised diet and behavior modifications. The ball partially fills the stomach and patients reported feeling of satiety. How is placed the ball inside the stomach? The balloon is inserted through the mouth without the need for surgery. The doctor previously performed an inspection of the stomach through endoscopy.

Failure to observe abnormalities, professional proceeds to the placement of the balloon through the mouth and along the esophagus into the stomach. The ball is made of soft, foldable silicone, and introduces fully deflated. The patient is sedated, to not suffer inconvenience. They are also used relaxing muscle. Once the ball is in the gastric cavity, populated with sterile saline solution through a fine tube filling attached to it. Once full, the doctor removes the tube with a light pull on the outer end.

The ball has a self-sealing valve, and so is left floating freely in the stomach. The installation time varies, but usually takes 20, 30 minutes, after which the patient is monitored by professionals for a short time, and returns home. How retired the intragastric balloon? It is usually removed as it stood it, via the oesophagus and mouth. Using an endoscope, the professional Insert a catheter through the same, punctured the balloon and deflate it. Once deflated, can be taken with endoscopic forceps and extracted. How much weight do you lose with the use of the ball? It is important to understand that the ball is an aid to weight loss, and that it must be used in conjunction with prescribed diet and behavior modifications. Therefore, weight loss will depend on how closely on how carefully you follow the diet. The maintenance of weight loss, depends on how fully adopted changes in physical exercises and changes in eating habits. The scientific work carried out, show up to 40 kilograms of loss in six months of use, while the average loss of 1 Kg per week. What risks are associated with the use of intragastric balloon? As in any medical procedure, there is a risk unforeseen, unknown or adverse reactions to the medication used and the type of procedure performed. They may vary with individuals. As with other gastric procedures, there is a risk of damage to the mucous membrane of the gastrointestinal tract, or by direct contact with the instruments used stop placing the ball, by the same balloon, or the result of the increase in the production of acid by the stomach.

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