Intragastric Balloon Treatment for Obesity: What Does It Really Offer?

@article{MathusVliegen2007IntragastricBT,
  title={Intragastric Balloon Treatment for Obesity: What Does It Really Offer?},
  author={E. Mathus-Vliegen},
  journal={Digestive Diseases},
  year={2007},
  volume={26},
  pages={40 - 44}
}
  • E. Mathus-Vliegen
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine
  • Digestive Diseases
  • Obesity is a chronic metabolic disorder with considerable health risks, which can be approved by a sustained modest weight loss. This can be achieved by medical treatment through behavioral therapy, diet, exercise and pharmacotherapy. Surgery is often needed for the severely obese. Intragastric balloon treatment stands in between, being more drastic than medical treatment but less invasive than surgery. In the light of the high premature deflation rate and the high incidence of gastric ulcers… CONTINUE READING
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