intragastric 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

intragastric balloon

An inflatable device in inserted into the stomach to induce satiety, used to treat morbid obesity.
See also: balloon
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The ReShape Duo device itself is two soft connected, silicone intragastric balloon that is inserted non-surgically in a deflated state into the stomach and then inflated with sterile saline solution through a self-sealing valve once it enters the stomach.
With the recent FDA approval of the ORBERA(TM) Intragastric Balloon System, True Results is pleased to offer the very latest in non-surgical weight loss.
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The intragastric balloon procedure is a non-invasive, non-surgical approach to weight loss that's just one more tool in the fight against obesity in America," said Dr.
This is the first procedure of its kind in Texas since the FDA approved the ORBERA(TM) Intragastric Balloon System and the ReShape(TM) Integrated Dual Balloon System for use with weight loss patients in the US.
The intragastric balloon can be placed in an outpatient setting.
Shawn Garber is one of the First Surgeons in America to be Offering ReShape Duo Intragastric Balloon Managed Weight-loss Program
Shawn Garber, founder and director of the New York Bariatric Group and one of the country's premier bariatric surgeons, has recently returned from Brazil as the one of the first American surgeons trained in the new intragastric balloon procedure and will be training other physicians in America.
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Contract award: Tender for the Supply of Intragastric Balloons to City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
Therefore, a thorough understanding of revenue forecasts, unit forecasts, technological advances, and pricing analyses are provided for the market's various segments including: gastric banding, gastric stimulators, and intragastric balloons.