Weight Loss by Intragastric Balloon


Introduction: The bioenteric balloon (BIB) or spatzs ballon  are  widely applied in the management of obesity.Aim of the work: This is a report on the efficacy and safety of Ballon device in the first 101 cases.Methods: Patients referred for Balloon between  2014 till  2015 were evaluatedretrospectively. Balloon was inserted for 6 months according to predetermined inclusion and exclusion criteria. Results: In 101 cases, 17 cases were males (16.8%) and 84 cases were females (83.2%), mean age 33.2 (±10.44) years, mean BMI 35.9 (±4.65) kg/m2. None of the patients exhibitedballoon migration or perforation. The balloon was removed upon request in 3 patients dueto exaggerated intolerance (2.9%). The mean weight loss was 15.5 kg (±4.67), mean EWL 64.12% (±23.48%). The mean BMI at extraction was 29.7 kg/m2 (±4.48) with a BMI loss of 6.2 kg/m2 (±2.0). 87 patients (88.7%) achieved target EWL (32.1% of excess weight), and 87 patients lost >12.2% of their basal weight (88.7%). 70 patients achieved BMI loss >5.7 kg/m2 (71.4%). Conclusion:  BIB and spatzs  balloon achieves acceptable success with minimal complications. In further long term, prospective studies are needed to evaluate obesity related comorbidities when using such modality and to compare it to other available devices.

Keywords: Bioenteric Balloon, Obesity, Weight Loss, spatzs balloon

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