The presence of one of the following conditions is a contraindication to the insertion of the balloon:

  • Previous history of gastric surgery;
  • Digestive pathology:  large hiatus hernia (> 5 cm), active peptic ulcers, severe oesophagitis either Grade III or IV (Savary-Miller classification) or Grade C or D (Los Angeles classification), Crohn's disease or any other digestive tract lesion that could bleed, pyloric stenosis and anomalies in the structure of the digestive tract
  • Diseases which could affect the vital prognosis in the short to medium term
  • Severe cognitive or mental disorders
  • Severe eating disorders that are not stabilized
  • Alcoholism, drug addiction
  • Treatment with platelet aggregation inhibiting drugs or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory without adjuvant treatment with acid-blockers
  • Anticoagulants
  • Foreseeable inability of the patient to take part in a prolonged medical follow-up
  • Absence of previously identified medical treatment
  • Pregnancy, desire for a pregnancy during treatment with the balloon
  • Severe liver disease
  • Haemostatic disorder
  • Helicobacter pylori infection.
Some of these contraindications may be temporary.

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