gastric balloon


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A doughnut-shaped inflatable polyurethane cylinder designed to decrease the available stomach volume, used in morbid obesity to decrease hunger. When placed for prolonged periods, it induces hyperplasia of the G or gastrin-producing cells and/or pressure ulcers of the mucosa

gastric balloon

Garren's balloon A doughnut-shaped inflatable polyurethane cylinder designed to ↓ the available stomach volume, used in morbid obesity to ↓ gnawing hunger; when placed for prolonged periods, it induces hyperplasia of the G or gastrin-producing cells or pressure ulcers, See Diet, Ileal bypass operation, Morbid obesity.
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The elipse balloon, a swallowable gastric balloon for weight loss not requiring sedation, anesthesia or endoscopy: A pilot study with 12-month outcomes.
Furthermore, a gastric balloon tonometry device was used and not a standard nasogastric tube, but it seems unlikely that this would make a difference to pressure readings.
ORBERA Coach is a telehealth aftercare program that allows patients to access exercise, nutrition, and other coaching resources via on demand interaction with registered dietitians trained on the ORBERA procedure during the 12 months following placement of the ORBERA gastric balloon.
Speaking about surgical options he mentioned restrictive procedures, gastric balloon which can be left for four to six months.
Correct placement of the gastric balloon must be checked with X-ray control in order to avoid the inflation within the lumen of the oesophagus.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on July 28, 2015 approved a dual gastric balloon device for treatment of obesity.
The Obalon Balloon is a three-month gastric balloon which is offered exclusively by Spire Healthcare outside London.
It's actually a gastric balloon in the shape of a capsule.
Unlike other gastric balloon treatments, Obalon, which inflates inside the stomach to give the sensation of fullness, does not require invasive surgery, the Mirror reported.
Improper placement of the T fasteners in the anterior abdominal wall predisposed to mal-positioning of the gastric balloon into the pre-gastric space in four patients and pre-omental space, omentum, and mesocolon in two patients (Figure 2).
The 49-year-old, who celebrates her landmark birthday on January 30, had a gastric balloon and a gastric band fitted, dropping 10 stone.