Risks of the Gastric Balloon

In general, this is a very safe procedure. However as it is still a relatively new procedure the long term effects are as yet unknown. Complications are rare but can happen and these are likely to be the following:

  • Leakage or actual bursting of the balloon.
  • Ulcers (rare)
  • A rupture or bleeding in the stomach or windpipe caused by a faulty insertion of the balloon.
  • Gastric problems such as reflux, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting.

Gastric balloon guide sections

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