Intragastric balloons were devised in the 1980s as a treatment to obesity. It’s only until recently that intragastric balloons have actually become a mainstream weight-loss option.
As of late, newer intragastric balloons have been released giving patients a wider choice for losing weight. But how do these newer intragastric balloons compare with the older ones?
Using our guide will help those interested in minimally-invasive bariatric procedures find the right balloon procedures for them. Intragastric balloons compared include the Orbera gastric balloon, the Reshape Duo balloon, and the Spatz balloon. Find more information about the different gastric balloons by visiting our comparison guide: Orbera vs ReShape Duo vs Spatz – Gastric Balloon Comparison.
What are Intragastric Balloons?
Intragastric Balloons are implants used for bariatrics (weight loss). They are a part of a move towards endobariatrics, which are a less invasive form of traditional bariatrics, which include surgical options gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, and Lap-Band. The new endosbariatrics are a push towards individuals with BMI range over 30, but less than 45.
Intragastric Balloons are weight-loss procedures, done via endoscopy, that places an inflatable balloon in your stomach to ‘restrict’ your stomach’s capacity, thereby inducing weight loss. Intragastric balloons are typically non-invasive (non-surgical), non-permanent, and are typically performed in less than an hour.
About Mexico Bariatric Center
Mexico Bariatric Center (MBC) is a weight-loss surgery facilitator in Tijuana, helping people who lack insurance or who are underinsured undergo affordable, self-pay bariatric surgery in Mexico. MBC has been helping rid themselves of obesity since 2012, helping hundreds of individuals. MBC is dedicated to providing high-quality patient care, and affordable rates. MBC operates MexicoIntragastricBalloon.com and MexicoBariatricCenter.com. In addition to intragastric balloon options, Mexico Bariatric Center offers gastric sleeve surgery, gastric bypass surgery, duodenal switch, mini gastric bypass and more.