Intragastric Balloon in Spain

The intragastric balloon is a obesity technique without surgery. The process involves placing, through the esophagus a ball inside the stomach, which remains lodged in it for six months in which the patient carries out an absolutely normal life. Patient won’t feel as hungry or have much of an appetite and so a lower food intake will take place.

The intragastric balloom is one of the most in demand treatments to fight obesity:

  • People that are overweight between 20-25 Kg.
  • People that have morbidly obese, which makes a bariatric surgery a big risk.
  • People that suffer from obesity related health problems, such as diabetes, hypertension or sleep apnea.

IMED Hospitals Group in Spain has a prestigious specialized obesity unit with surgeons, endoscopists, psicologists, nutritionists, anesthetists, aesthetic doctors and plastic surgeons. They will guide and advise you about which would be the best procedure to treat your obesity problem.

What is included?

  • Hospital stay
  • Preoperative examination
  • Operating room, surgeon and anesthesia
  • Nursing services
  • Final consultation with the surgeon before returning home

Hospital Facilities

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Our International patient department can help you planning your travel to receive this medical treatment, with accommodation suggestions and transfers service between the airport, the hospital and your accommodation. Patient Assistance & Support Service team can handle the management of all documentation to not have to worry about anything.

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The surgery

The obesity unit will study if the patient is an ideal candidate for the intragastric balloon. Once it is decided that this is the ideal and most efective obesity treatment for the patient, a medical checkup is carried out.

The intragastric balloon is a small expandible silicone sphere that is introduced in to the stomach through endoscopy, under sedation. Once in place, it is filled with saline to occupy volume inside. It only takes 20 minutes to place the gastic balloon in the stomach.

The intragastric balloon stays placed in the stomach for a 6 months. During this time the patient can carry out a completely normal lifestyle, but will have a reduced appetite and by eating a small amoun of food, will feel satisfied. Eating less amount of food and following a supervised diet set by a nutritionist, the extra kilos are lost.

Medical Team


Dr. Juan Antonio Casellas

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