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Gastric Balloon

[wpdevart_youtube]p6nLNXSkABk[/wpdevart_youtube] Endoscopic Intragastric Balloon (EIB) The balloon partially fills the stomach and limits food intake. Patients report that they have an enduring feeling of satiety. The procedure does not require surgery and is done in a day-care setting. The gastric balloon consists of soft, well-tolerated silicone that is filled with a sterile saline solution (salt…
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Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch (BPD/DS)

Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch (BPD/DS) Gastric Bypass   The Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch – abbreviated as BPD/DS – is a procedure with two components. First, a smaller, tubular stomach pouch is created by removing a portion of the stomach, very similar to the sleeve gastrectomy. Next, a large portion of the small intestine…
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Adjustable Gastric Band

[wpdevart_youtube]5_Ef-2CBwk0[/wpdevart_youtube] Adjustable Gastric Band The Adjustable Gastric Band – often called the band – involves an inflatable band that is placed around the upper portion of the stomach, creating a small stomach pouch above the band, and the rest of the stomach below the band. The Procedure The common explanation of how this device works…
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Sleeve Gastrectomy

[wpdevart_youtube]XQACNOwjics[/wpdevart_youtube] Sleeve Gastrectomy The Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy – often called the sleeve – is performed by removing approximately 80 percent of the stomach. The remaining stomach is a tubular pouch that resembles a banana. The Procedure This procedure works by several mechanisms. First, the new stomach pouch holds a considerably smaller volume than the normal…
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