The presence of one of the following conditions contraindicates the insertion of a balloon:

  • history of gastric surgery
  • digestive pathology: large hiatus hernias (> 5 cm), active peptic ulcers, severe oesophagitis of Grade III or IV (Savary-Miller classification) or Grade C or D (Los Angeles classification), Crohn's disease or any other digestive tract lesion which could bleed, pyloric stenosis and abnormalities of the structure of the digestive tract
  • diseases that are life-threatening short-term and medium-term
  • severe cognitive or mental disorders
  • severe, non-stabilised eating disorders, alcoholism, drug addiction
  • treatment with anti-platelet drugs or non-steroidal anti-inflammatories in the absence of treatment with anti-secretory drugs
  • anticoagulants
  • foreseeable inability of the patient to participate in a prolonged medical follow-up
  • absence of previously identified medical treatment
  • pregnancy, desire to be pregnant during treatment with the balloon
  • severe liver disease
  • haemostasis disorder
  • Helicobacter pylori infection.
Some of these contraindications may be temporary

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