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Everything you need to know about Computed Tomography (CT) & CT Scanning


  • Background

    What is Intragastric Balloon Therapy?

    • Endoscopic placement of saline filled balloons in the stomach
    • Weight loss results due to restriction and early satiety.

    Indications

    • Morbid obesity with BMI >30 kg/m2 , who do not meet criteria for other bariatric surgeries including:
      • Too risky for bariatric surgery
      • Don’t qualify for bariatric surgery but could benefit early weight loss

    Contraindications

    • Prior gastric surgery
    • UGI ulcers
    • Coagulopathy
    • Severe liver disease
    • Large hiatal hernia
    • Pregnancy
  • Normal Post Operative Appearance

    What is Intragastric Balloon Therapy? Medical Illustration

    • Endoscopic placement of saline filled balloons in the stomach
    • Weight loss results due to restriction and early satiety.
  • Complications

    Complications are rare CT Case Study 1 CT Case Study 2 Medical Illustration

    • Gastric outlet obstruction
    • Migration and small bowel obstruction
    • Rupture
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