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Gastric Balloon

The Gastric Balloon is made of soft silicone, and is literally a balloon, which is inserted into the stomach in a deflated way by means of an endoscope, then by means of a catheter it is filled with sterile solution between 400 and 700cc, leaving a large balloon It takes up space in the stomach producing the feeling of satiety.


The procedure begins with the introduction of the endoscope through the mouth. This is called diagnostic endoscopy, that is, a review of the esophagus, stomach and first portion of the small intestine is performed to verify that there is no alteration in these organs that contraindicates the placement of the intragastric balloon.


Once the normality of the mentioned organs has been corroborated, the intragastric balloon is introduced through the mouth. With the endoscope it is visualized that the ball has been in its correct position.


Inflation of the balloon is continued under direct vision up to the indicated amount. Finally, the balloon inflation tube is removed and everything is verified to be correct and without complications, terminating the procedure.

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From the first week.


The weight loss after the placement of the ball is 12kg. Some patients have managed to lose more than 25kg but this value is depending on adherence to the diet and changes in eating habits.


Remember that losing weight will invariably improve your health.


Age is one of the factors to consider as well as the aspect of the patient's health, however the placement of the balloon can be performed in adolescents from 16 years of age, as well as in patients not older than 55 years with excellent results .

Most people who have not had stomach surgery, chronic gastritis, gastric ulcers, etc. For this reason, it is advisable to consult with the DR before making any decision. Felipe García Hurtado.


The surgery time is approximately 1 hr.


Hospital stay will be 2 nights.


Yes, if possible, but the success of the placement of the ball depends on your changes in eating habits. However, the patient is advised to change their eating and exercise habits so that the change is permanent.


From 6 to 8 months approximately


Yes, you will be given a strict diet for two weeks, then you will have to follow your diet with a nutritionist.


Gastric pain or pain from the pit of the stomach, heartburn sometimes experiencing nausea and vomiting.


 Lab work will be done on arrival   

Electrocardiogram (ECG) - Depending on age and Up on request by the surgeon *

Chest X-ray - Up on request by the surgeon*

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