Intragastric Balloon Therapy

  • Jaime Ponce
  • Rami E. Lutfi


Intragastric balloon is a temporary therapy for the management of obesity that involves placing a balloon device either endoscopically or by radiological-guided swallowing process. This chapter includes a review of the FDA-approved devices with technical aspects of placement and removal, patient management, common adverse events, and published outcomes.


Intragastric balloon Obesity Fluid-filled single balloon Fluid-filled dual balloon Swallowable balloon Single balloon Dual balloon Gas-filled balloon 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jaime Ponce
    • 1
  • Rami E. Lutfi
    • 2
  1. 1.Bariatric Surgery, Metabolic and Bariatric CareCHI Memorial HospitalChattanoogaUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoChicagoUSA

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