Gastric Balloon

The Silimed Gastric Balloon is a silicone device shaped as a balloon that occupies a partial space in the stomach, and assists the ingestion of a smaller quantity of food, changing the eating habits. The Silimed Gastric Balloon is a non-surgical treatment for obesity that must be accompanied by a physician and a multidisciplinary team (nutritionist, personal trainer and, in some cases, a psychologist).

The Silimed Gastric Balloon assists weight loss, it is part of a treatment that includes the change of habits, in order to have a long-lasting weight loss.

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The Silimed Gastric Balloon is indicated in the following cases:
  • As an induction for weight loss in patients whose obesity is not severe enough for surgical indication and who have not lost weight when undergoing traditional treatments.;

  • • As a pre-surgical treatment for the reduction of body weight and surgical risk in obese patients with Body Mass Index (BMI) above 40kg/m²;

  • • As an obesity treatment for patients with BMI between 30 and 40 kg/m²who have not lost weight when subject to well guided clinical treatment and presence or risk of associated diseases;

  • • As treatment of severe obesity in patients who do not accept indication for surgery or who do not have clinical conditions for surgery.


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