It is an inflatable silicone device, which is introduced by endoscopy through the mouth and left in the stomach, once there it is inflated to produce gastric restriction and the patient reaches an early satiety.

Advantages: Minimally invasive, outpatient procedure.

Disadvantages: It can only be left around 6 months before extracting it can migrate to the small intestine and produce obstruction in some cases. Basically it is indicated in the superobesus patient with many diseases that would not support surgery, so when putting the intragastric balloon, it is expected to lose weight, and reduce their risks, in a few months to operate it definitively with either a gastric sleeve, or a gastric bypass.




Ismael Cabrera, MD

Stop Obesity Bariatric Surgery

Stop Obesity Bariatric Surgery helps patients all over the world achieve their weight loss goals. Dr. Ismael Cabrera is a double board-certified bariatric surgeon who delivers quality results and has a complication rate of just 0.1%. He is regarded for his meticulous nature and the care, dedication, and personalized attention he devotes to each patient. Dr. Cabrera is affiliated with the:

  • Mexican Council of General Surgeons
  • Mexico College of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgeons
  • Member or the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • Máster Surgeon Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

Are you ready to live the healthier life bariatric surgery can provide? Request a consultation with our form or call our Tijuana office at (844) 669-5352. If you are calling from Mexico, call +52 (664) 748-0407

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