Intragastric Balloon (IGB)
A Non-Surgical Procedure That Supports 2x Faster Weight Loss
For patients who are not set on undergoing bariatric surgery, there are many options a patient could take that can help them lose weight – Endobariatrics. The goal of Endobariatrics is to fill the gap between surgery and pharmacotherapy/diet & exercise. The Intragastric Balloon Weight Management System is one of the ways and is the same primary principle of bariatric surgeries. Inflating a balloon in the stomach is to make people feel full and create restriction as you would find in the gastric sleeve and gastric banding. Presence of the balloon in the stomach also delays the food discharge and patient stays full longer.
Intragastric balloon, also called tummy balloon or belly balloon, is typically part of a structured program, with diet and exercise. There are several leading intragastric balloons:
- ORBERA® Managed Weight Loss System – made by Apollo Endosurgery, Inc. (FDA-Approved)
- Spatz3 Adjustable Balloon System (COFEPRIS-Approved)
- ReShape Duo Balloon System (FDA-Approved)
- Obalon® Intragastric Balloon System (just received FDA Approval)
Currently, Mexico Bariatric Center offers the two leading intragastric balloons with a proven track record: Orbera and the Spatz3. MBC is the only company that offers stay at the hospital for patients to be cared and monitored after the procedure.