Intragastric balloon for preoperative weight reduction in candidates for laparoscopic gastric bypass with massive obesity.

@article{Alfalah2006IntragastricBF,
  title={Intragastric balloon for preoperative weight reduction in candidates for laparoscopic gastric bypass with massive obesity.},
  author={Haitham Alfalah and Bulois Philippe and Fadi Ghazal and Thomas Jany and Laurent C Arnalsteen and Monique Romon and François Pattou},
  journal={Obesity surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={147-50}
}
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic bariatric operations can be technically challenging in massively obese patients. The potential of the intragastric balloon for preoperative weight reduction was evaluated in candidates for laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGBP) with super obesity. METHODS From January 2004 to March 2005, 10 patients with super obesity who were potential candidates for LRYGBP were included in a prospective observational study. An intragastric balloon was placed endoscopically… CONTINUE READING