This is strictly not an operation. A 400 - 700cc silicon balloon is placed in the stomach with the aid of a gastroscope under intravenous anesthesia. Because this does not entail any operation, the procedure is relatively safe. Although this is less invasive, this may only be used for a short time, hoping that patients develop healthy dietary habit and lifestyle or as a preliminary step for later more invasive gastric surgery in the treatment of pathologic obesity.
IMPLANTED GASTRIC BALLON