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Intragastric Balloon candidates

Candidates in general are all obese people except for those with psychiatric problems or gastroduodenal ulcer. Obese is defined as one whose body mass index exceeds 30.

Treatment with intragastric balloon is already being successfully applied in clinics specialized in obesity in other countries like England, Belgium and Holland. The outcome in all patients is a considerable loss of weight. Clinical experience indicates that two thirds of individuals treated maintained the weight achieved during treatment with the intragastric balloon, or continue to lose weight after the removal of it. These results exceeded the expectations of any treatment for obesity, including surgery.