Intragastric Balloon Placement
Specialty surgeon complete packaged procedure.
Intragastric balloon placement is a temporary aid to achieve weight loss in obese people with 40% or more of their optimal weight.
The IGB technique reduces the volume of the stomach and leads to a premature feeling of fullness.
The placement and removal of the IGB is an interventionist endoscopic procedure. The balloon is filled with a saline solution after insertion and is designed to float freely inside the stomach.
The balloon has a self-sealing valve and will float freely inside the stomach, when full it is too large to pass into the bowel.
Treatment cost includes the facility fee, physician’s fee, related medical procedures, and drugs required to administer the plan of care.
Not included are diagnostic studies, consultations with additional specialists, and cost of complication management; travel, food, and lodging.