The Impact of Intragastric Balloons on Obesity-Related Co-Morbidities: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

ObjectivesTherapies less invasive than surgery and more effective than lifestyle and pharmacotherapy are needed to contend with the obesity epidemic. Intragastric balloons (IGBs) are a minimally invasive endoscopic weight loss method recently approved for use in the US. The purpose of the study is to assess the effect of IGBs on metabolic outcomes… (More)