What are the potential medical complications involved in gastric balloon insertion for weight loss?
The use of BIB system, also referred to a gastric balloon insertion, is considered to be a very safe weight loss procedure that involves very little risk for the patient who chooses to undergo it. The cosmetic surgeon simply places a gastric balloon, a soft silicon-based pouch that is also referred to as an intragastric balloon, within the stomach of the patient. After the gastric balloon has been inserted, it is filled with either air or a sterile saline substance in order for it to occupy a greater space within the patientís stomach. This will cause a decrease in appetite and, subsequently, a considerable reduction of food intake. While the procedure is quite simple both in principle and in application, certain medical complications may appear, and the patient must be informed of all such details.
Immediately after the gastric balloon insertion, it is not uncommon for the patient to fell gastric discomfort, nausea and even vomiting. If these symptoms persist, they may signal that the patientís body is simply unable to tolerate the gastric balloon. In this case, the balloon can simply be removed. There is also a very limited risk that the balloon may rupture while in the stomach, in which case it will be naturally eliminated through the patientís digestive system. The only relatively difficult issue would appear if the balloon would somehow obstruct the functioning of the digestive system, but this is highly unlikely.
If you wish to enjoy professional gastric balloon insertion in a safe and controlled environment, then our experienced team of plastic surgeons can provide you with great medical service. If you are ready to make a step in changing your life and benefit from one of our best weight loss programmes in Coventry, please contact Renew Skin & Health Clinic Head Office and schedule an appointment.†
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