May 04, 2021
At the Institute of Obesity and Bariatric Surgery of Clinica Ricardo Palma, we offer you the new Elipse intragastric balloon, an effective, safe and non-invasive method that does not require surgery, endoscopy or anesthesia. Dr. Fernando Schiaffino Rocca, general surgeon and specialist in bariatric and metabolic surgery at our clinic, points out: “Overweight and obesity are diseases that affect millions of people in many aspects of their lives, generating in turn other diseases, affecting their health and quality of life. With this novel alternative, overweight patients will be able to lose approximately between 10 and 15 kg (10% to 15% of their total weight)”
What is the intragastric balloon?
The intragastric balloon is a device that is placed in the stomach, in order to produce a feeling of fullness and satisfaction by ingesting less food.
In which cases is it recommended?
In patients who are overweight or mildly obese, with a BMI (Body Mass Index) is between 27 and 33.
How it works?
It is an outpatient procedure, where the patient swallows a capsule containing the balloon. Once located in the stomach, which is verified by X-ray, the capsule coating degrades and the balloon is filled with a physiological solution. The ball will remain for four months, which, together with a nutritional program, will contribute to achieving the proposed goals, promoting a healthy lifestyle.
What are the main advantages of intragastric balloon implantation?
Dr. Fernando Schiaffino Rocca
General surgeon, specialist in bariatric and metabolic surgery at Clinica Ricardo Palma