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Dr Paul Froomes - Consultant Physician & Gastroenterologist - Intragastric Balloon - Removal
Intragastric Balloon - Removal

Removal procedure

The gastric balloon will be removed in the same way it was placed. It will be punctured and the saline water will be suctioned up through a tube.

Once deflated, the balloon will be retrieved and removed through the oesophagus under endoscopic observation. Again, a light sedation will aid this procedure.

  • Three days prior to removal, patients should revert to a semi-liquid diet.
  • The day before, they must consume liquids only.

Failure to follow this advice could result in the removal being rescheduled.

The Video below demonstrates the Removal of the Gastric balloon

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Last Updated ( Sunday, 31 January 2010 )