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ASMBS Announces Addition of Intragastric Balloon to Approved Procedures & Devices

Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

Intragastric balloons were approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2015 for the treatment of obesity in patients with a body mass index (BMI) of between 30 and 40. Depending on the device used, one or two balloons are inserted into the stomach through endoscopy, and then inflated with saline. The balloon takes up space inside the stomach so patients feel full faster and with less food. Patients are advised to follow a medically supervised diet and exercise plan for the six months the device is implanted, and then following its removal, to maintain weight loss.

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ASMBS announces addition of intragastric balloon to approved procedures and devices
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ASMBS announces addition of intragastric balloon to approved procedures and devices
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The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) has added the intragastric balloon to its list of approved procedures and devices.
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