Gastric Balloon

The Intragastric Balloon (or simply "Gastric Balloon") is a non-surgical weight loss device that's placed in your stomach. The balloon is designed to take up space in your stomach, so when you eat, you will get full faster, and this helps to prevent and discourage over-eating.

There are several companies who manufacture competing versions of the gastric balloon. We'll highlight those that the the providers in our network offer:
Apollo Endosurgery has the Orbera balloon. This balloon was released way back in 2004 by Allergan, but it only received FDA approval on August 5th, 2015. Apollo purchased the Lap Band and Orbera business units from their creator, Allergan, back in 2013 (before the balloon was FDA approved).

Spatz Medical created the Spatz3 adjustable balloon system. Although its been approved in over 20 countries, the FDA has not approved it yet. This balloon, however, is already recognized by ASMBS. The Spatz3 balloon offers the ability to adjust the balloon's volume to alleviate intolerance. This can help to prevent the need to remove the balloon early. Another interesting feature of this balloon is that a second wave of weight loss is possible if the patient returns for a procedure midterm to expand the balloon volume, a feature that's unique to the Spatz3 balloon.
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Facilities in our network where you can get the balloon:
Green & Health Hospital in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
Christus Muguerza Hospital in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico

Doctors in our network who offer the balloon:
Dr. Marcelo Hernandez offers these gastric balloon procedures:
Gastric Balloon (Orbera) (not including later removal) is $3,799.
Gastric Balloon Removal on its own is $1,299, and
Gastric Balloon (Orbera) (subsequent balloon, including removal of the previous balloon) is $2,799.
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Dr. Felipe Cantu offers these gastric balloon procedures:
Gastric Balloon (Orbera) (including later removal) is $3,899, and
Gastric Balloon (Spatz3) (including later removal) is $4,899
When asked if he offers the Obalon brand balloon, Dr. Cantu stated: "I placed the Obalon from 2013 to 2016 with a very bad experience. The company disappeared after two mortalities in Guadalajara and Torreon.
I personally do not recommend the Obalon intragastric balloon due to a very low safety profile and very low weight loss success rate.
I recommend the FDA approved ORBERA and the adjustable SPATZ3."

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