Patient Follow-Up


  • Presentation

    The "END BALL" intra-gastric balloon enables you to take advantage of a non-drug, non-surgical approach to losing weight. It is a "starter" which will give you a feeling of satiety. By combining it with your motivation and a nutritional treatment, you will enjoy greater weight loss and you will...

  • Principle

    The intra-gastric balloon occupies a volume of the stomach causing a feeling of satiety and a reduction in food intake. The treatment must be combined with dietary and behavioural management. Non chirurgical : Insertion by an endoscopic procedure Characteristics : Non-sterile, single use only,...

  • Contraindications

    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...

  • Complications

    Principal complications Complications are generally moderate : abdominal pain, nausea, frequent vomiting in the early days that could lead to hypokalaemia déhydratation spontaneous deflation of the balloon oesophageal reflux gastric ulcer oesophagitis ...

  • The programme

    Before the procedure : Overall management within a multi-disciplinary team liaising with the attending physician. This team is made up of : A gastroenterologist: He inserts and extracts the balloon and supports you throughout the treatment A nutritionist, endocrinologist or...

  • Instructions after insertion

    Eat slowly in a calm atmosphere chewing the food. Reduce food intake by using small plates If you experience acid liquid reflux or bloating stop eating Fraction food into three meals and 1 snack Avoid nibbling Drink at least a litre and a half of water daily Do...

  • Physical activity and nutrition

    Physical activity Restarting physical activity is very important because this enables you to stabilise weight loss. This restart should be progressive. The more weight you lose, the easier this will seem. Profit from this to increase the duration of your physical activity. The first month :...

  • Questions, answers

    How many kg will I lose with the balloon? The balloon makes it possible to lose between 10 kg and 25 kg in 6 months if the nutritional and behavioural treatments are combined. Continuation of this treatment makes it possible to continue to lose weight after the balloon is extracted. ...