Garren gastric bubble

Garren gastric bubble

(găr′ĕn)
[Lloyd and Mary Garren, contemporary U.S. gastroenterologists]
A deflated bladder that is placed into the stomach endoscopically and then inflated; used to treat morbid obesity by reducing the effective volume of the stomach and thereby decreasing hunger.
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EC-IC bypass, Garren Gastric Bubble, gastric freezing) that should never have been introduced into general practice; for them, the rate of inappropriate utilization is 100 percent.