|CZECH MEDICAL ASSOCIATION J. Ev. PURKYNĚ|
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|Česky / Czech version||Čas. Lék. čes., 2007, 146, pp. 642–646.|
Is There Any Role for Gastric Balloon in Obesity Treatment?
1Svačina Š., 2,3Fried M., 2Machková N.
1III. interní klinika 1. LF UK a VFN, Praha 2Klinické Centrum ISCARE-Lighthouse, Praha 31. LF UK a VFN, Praha
Gastric balloon application is not an effective method for obesity treatment. It is a high risk treatment
with many possible complications. To detect balloon leak methylene blue is used. The only indication
for the use of balloon is preparing patients with morbid obesity for gastric banding using balloon for 4–6
months. This initial balloon-induced weight loss does not treat obesity definitely, but is used as
a preoperative preparation for surgical obesity treatment.
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