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Intra gastric balloons 
 Is this right for you ?
 The program
 2 types of balloons
 How much weight can I loose ?

The balloon placement 
 Prior to the balloon placement
 Balloon placement
 Balloon removal

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Is this right for you ?

Intra-gastric balloon is a good indication if you need to loose between 10 to 25 kg .

Calculate your Body Mass Index (BMI)

Your weight (kg)

Your height (m)
   From 20 to 25 : normal weight
   From 25 to 30 : over weight
   From 30 to 35 : obesity
   From 35 to 50 : hyperobesity
   Over 50 : superobesity
Body Mass Index is a ratio based on your weight and your height which will help determine whether you have medical risk factors  (diabetes, arterial hypertension, cardiovascular disease, osteoarthritis) related to overweight.

If your Body Mass Index is superior to 28 and lower than 40 you can consider the placement of an intra gastric balloon.

Contra indications of gastric ballooon placement are :

    Pregnancy, no contraception..

    Hiatal hernia highter than 3 cm.

    Coagulation disorder, anticoagulant treatment..

    Long course aspirin or anti inflammatory treatment.

    Severe psychiatric disorders, addictions (drug, alcool).

    Oeso gastric surgery.

    Insufficient motivation of the patient.
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