The intragastric balloon is a simple tool designed for those who wish to lose weight and do not want to take drastic measures, like surgery, or do not qualify for it.

It is a silicone soft ball that is placed in the stomach and subsequently filled with a saline solution. The ball is designed to partially fill the stomach and produce a feeling of fullness, which helps the patient to feel less hungry and control and change eating habits, which will help sustain weight loss after removing the ball.

The results of this technique are excellent; patients can lose from 15 to 20 kg in the first six months of implantation.