Intra-gastric balloon is a good indication if you need to loose between 10 to 25 kg .
Calculate your Body Mass Index (BMI)
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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