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Intragastric Balloon Surgery

What is the Intragastric Balloon Procedure?

For those of you that are unfamiliar with a gastric balloon treatment, also known as intragastric balloon treatment, it is a common medical procedure used to encourage weight loss in people suffering from chronic obesity.

Intragastric balloon treatment uses medical grade inflatable balloons that are typically made of silicone and places them into the main portion of the stomach. Inserting the intragastric balloon is done through a completely non-surgical method of placing the uninflated balloon into the stomach by way of the esophageal passage, then once the intragastric balloon is in the stomach it is inflated to a proper size.

The procedure is non-invasive, completely reversible, and much more affordable than other treatment options used to treat chronic obesity.

Recommended as an affordable non-invasive weight loss option when your BMI is between 30 and 40.  It takes Dr Nunez approximately 2 hours to complete this procedure.

Advantages

  • No incisions required
  • Temporary; the balloon is only in the stomach for six months or less
  • Outpatient procedure is done under mild sedation; you return home the same day

All-inclusive Cost: $3,200 USD

Includes: Shuttle service, Hospital Fees, Pre-Op & Post Op Tests, & Nutritional Consultation Pre Op & Post Op.

NOTE: Post Surgery Medication & Airfare not included.

    How Does the Intragastric Balloon Procedure Works?

    The intragastric balloon is typically filled or inflated with a light saline solution or with purified air. The physician that conducts the procedure is able to fill the intragastric balloon to the desired size after it has already been placed into the stomach.

    The idea behind the intragastric balloon is too inflate it to a point that it helps people struggling with obesity to feel full or satiated much more quickly and with far less food entering their digestive system.

    Intragastric balloon patients usually will have the device removed from their stomach after 6-12 months, a time period in which most of the desired weight loss results have been achieved.

    Dr Nunez holds a gastric balloon after removal
    Intragastric Balloon Placement in Tijuana by Dr Nunez
    Intragastric Balloon Placement in Tijuana by Dr Nunez
    Dr nunez and Dr Verboonen place gastric balloon in tijuana
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    What Are The Ways In Which The Balloon is Placed Into The Stomach?

    As highlighted in the article sections above, there are a variety of commonly accepted ways that the intragastric balloon is typically inserted into the stomach, all of which are completely non-invasive.

    The first step in the procedure is that the patient is consciously sedated in order to ensure that they are relaxed and feel only a minimal amount of discomfort. Once the anesthesia is working, the intragastric balloon will be placed into the stomach through endoscopic insertion, or it will be swallowed down under fluoroscopy guidance.

    Once the intragastric balloon has been safely positioned in the stomach, sometimes by manually pushing on the outside of the stomach, it will be inflated with purified air so that it can work effectively to suppress the appetite of the balloon recipient.

    The balloon floats in the stomach on the lumen, rather than forcefully pressing against any portion of the stomach walls. The medical tourist patient will commonly have the intragastric balloon surgery in Tijuana Mexico.

      ORBERA & Spatz Gastric Balloon

      Orbera Gastric Balloon

      This is by far the most common form of intragastric balloon treatment. It also happens to be the most studied and researched method, with numerous medical trials having been conducted to study the results and potential side effects.

      It is an FDA approved treatment for chronic obesity. Previously referred to as BioEnteric Balloon treatment, the trademarked method involves placing a single balloon into a patient’s stomach through endoscopic means.  Once the solitary balloon is inflated in the stomach it is able to rapidly induce weight loss due to forcing the recipient to feel fuller much more quickly than they otherwise would without the treatment. You can purchase this gastric balloon surgery in Tijuana Mexico.

      Spatz 3 Gastric Balloon Treatment

      Many medical tourists seek out this gastric balloon in Mexico. It is a particularly sought after gastric balloon surgery in Tijuana Mexico. While the Spatz treatment is not yet FDA approved, it is still readily available around the world. This trademarked intragastric balloon treatment involves placing a solitary balloon into a patient’s stomach and leaving it there for a minimum of 12 months. Out of all the intragastric balloon treatments, this one is considered to utilize the longest amount of time to achieve the desired weight loss needed. It is often used by patients with severe chronic obesity and has a proven track record of achieving fantastic results.

      Who Should Avoid Gastric Balloon Treatment?

      You will not be eligible to purchase a gastric balloon in Mexico if you suffer from certain health issues or other conditions. These ineligible ailments or conditions include chronic liver disease, bleeding or blood clotting disorders, pregnancy, lactation, gastrointestinal malignancies, prior stomach surgeries, peptic ulcer disease, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, inflammatory bowel disease, and others.

      If any of these conditions apply to you then be sure to let a physician know so that you can pursue alternative treatment options that are safer for you and your current health situation.

      How Effective is This Type of Treatment?

      FDA approved studies have shown that gastric balloon treatment is typically able to cause an obese person to lose up 32 percent of their excess body weight or EWL. This percentage is usually achieved after 6-12 months of the balloon residing in the stomach, as opposed to the shorter 4-month treatment durations. With the shorter duration treatments of around 4 months, patients will typically lose about 10 percent of their excess body weight.

      Are There Any Side Effects of The Procedure?

      The most common side effects of the gastric balloon procedure typically include nausea, bloating, vomiting, stomach discomfort, and stomach cramps. Less common side effects that some patients experience include diarrhea, frequent burping, light to moderate constipation, gas, problems with swallowing, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, sore throat, frequent hiccups, pack pain, and a heavy stomach.

      Most patients only suffer from these symptoms temporarily and they will usually completely dissipate after 1-3 weeks after the procedure has been conducted. In rare cases where the patient experiences these side effects longer than 3 weeks, medications can be given to the patient in order to partially or completely alleviate the symptoms.

      Benefits of the Intragastric Balloon Procedure

      Dr. Jesus Nunez has performed over 10,000 Intragastric Balloon Procedures for patients all over the world.
      Discover the many benefits that the gastric balloon treatment offers so that you can lose weight safely and effectively.

      • It Can Be Removed

        By design, the gastric balloon is only meant to be in your stomach for 6 months before it is removed.

      • No Surgery Involved

        The patient is sedated, and a thin tube carrying the silicone balloon inside is guided down the throat and into the stomach.

      • Less Expensive Alternative

        Our costs are 80% LESS than those advertised un the USA which range from $7,500-$8,500.

      • High Eligibility Rate

        You may be eligible for a gastric balloon even if you are not eligible for surgery.

      • Real Weight Loss

        The Intragastric Balloon treatment does produce real weight loss results.

      • Performed by Dr. Jesus

        Performed by a multi certificate bariatric surgeon who specializes in this treatment.

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      ORBERA & Spatz Gastric Balloon

      How Long Does a Gastric Balloon Need to Stay in The Stomach?

      The Orbera 6 remains in the stomach for 6 months while the Spatz 3 for up to 12 months. If you have the intragastric balloon surgery in Tijuana Mexico, the balloon will typically stay in the stomach for between 6-12 months.

      The length of time that the treatment takes usually depends on the severity of chronic obesity and the patient’s overall state of health. If you purchase a gastric balloon in Mexico then the reason it will typically be removed before the 12-month marker is that expertly trained researchers have concluded that you should not put pressure on the stomach walls for more than a year, as the stomach lining can become too stretched or irritated.

      For this reason, 12 months is the maximum length of time that the inflated balloons can remain in place.

      What Types of People Are Typically Eligible For The Treatment?

      The types of people that are usually eligible for intragastric balloon surgery in Tijuana Mexico are those suffering from severe chronic obesity. People with a BMI of greater than 30 are typically given the treatment.

      Anyone with chronic obesity bad enough that they are at high risk for further disease development, fatal obesity complications, or at high cardiovascular risk, are all great candidates for intragastric balloon surgery in Tijuana Mexico.

      The life-saving treatment is FDA approved in most cases and has helped restore the health of thousands of individuals across the world over the last two decades.

      What Types of Patients Should Avoid Gastric Balloon Treatment?

      The types of people that are usually eligible for intragastric balloon surgery in Tijuana Mexico are those suffering from severe chronic obesity. People with a BMI of greater than 30 are typically given the treatment.

      Anyone with chronic obesity bad enough that they are at high risk for further disease development, fatal obesity complications, or at high cardiovascular risk, are all great candidates for intragastric balloon surgery in Tijuana Mexico.

      The life-saving treatment is FDA approved in most cases and has helped restore the health of thousands of individuals across the world over the last two decades.

      ORBERA & Spatz Gastric Balloon

      How Long Does a Gastric Balloon Need to Stay in The Stomach?

      Are There Any Procedural Complications That Can Occur?

      In rare cases, there can be some complications from gastric balloon treatments. These complications include esophagitis, gastroesophageal reflux, gastric erosion, ulcers, or rapid deflation of the gastric balloon. There have also been extremely rare cases of gastric perforation, small intestinal obstruction, and intestinal dilatation caused by the procedure. If you have any questions or concerns about potential procedural complications then be sure to express these concerns to your physician well before you actually have the procedure done.

      Weight Management Post-Procedure

      Once a successful gastric balloon procedure has been conducted, the patient is often encouraged to work with a nutritionist and weight loss specialist in order to keep the weight that they lost from returning. Low-calorie nutrient-rich diets are usually recommended, especially those that are heavy in leafy green vegetables and low in fruit and starchy vegetables. Excess carbohydrates are usually not recommended as a part of a post-procedure diet, as they have a tendency to encourage rapid weight gain, they offer low levels of nutrition, and the blood sugar spikes they cause can bring on extreme cravings for refined sugar intake.

      Regular and frequent exercise should also be a part of any post-procedural weight loss plan as the exercise will burn off any excess calories taken in, as well as correct any metabolic deficiencies that a person might be suffering from. Exercise is a great way to keep thyroid and hormone production at optimal rates to ensure that the body is capable of burning calories at a normal and healthy rate.

      Frequently Asked Questions

      Is the Gastric Balloon Right For Me?

      If your body mass index (BMI) is between 30-40 and you haven’t had weight loss surgery, the gastric balloon may be a good option for you.

      How Much Weight Will I Loose?

      You can expect to lose an average of 30-50 pounds but the amount of weight lost varies by patients.

      What Are The Risks of The Gastric Balloon?