The Intergastric Balloon is an overweight treatment system used to partially fill the stomach, leading the patient to feel full, and for consequence, to ingest a smaller amount of food. This method uses a silicone balloon (almost all occasions) with a spherical shape, achieving an easy flotation in the stomach and reducing the risk of being settled in the bottom of it. The material is a high-quality, long-lasting, safe and acid-resistant silicone; it has a smooth surface, thereby it decreases the risks of friction with the stomach wall and its irritation. It is filled with a blue liquid, which allows the opportune identification if it goes flat, in the unlikely case that this happens.
The price of this procedure goes around $3,000 USD