Gastric balloon

Dr. Pablo Garcia – Gastric Balloon

What are Gastric Balloons?

Gastric balloons are soft, yet durable, silicone spheres that take up space in a patient’s stomach and help reinforce proper portion control by providing a feeling of being full with less food consumption.

While the patient is under mild sedation, a thin, deflated balloon is placed in the stomach through the mouth. Once in place, the balloon is filled with a saline solution. The solution also contains a blue tint so that it can be easily detected in the urine in case the balloon is broken. The balloon can be filled with different amounts of solution to match the structure of your body.

The balloon stays in your stomach for up to 12 months before being removed by your doctor. In particular it can be adjusted in the middle of the process.

Dr. Pablo Garcia – Gastric Balloon

During the procedure

The intragastric balloon treatment is performed as an outpatient operation in the endoscopy unit. For the procedure, you’ll be anesthetized.

During the procedure, Dr. Pablo Garcia will guide a tiny tube (catheter) down your throat and into your stomach, containing the intragastric balloon. The doctor next inserts an endoscope — a flexible tube with a camera attached — into your stomach and down your neck. Your doctor can watch the balloon as he or she fills it with saline thanks to the webcam.

It takes around a half-hour to complete the treatment. You should be able to return home one to two hours after the operation is completed.

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Dr. Pablo Garcia – Gastric Balloon

Benefits of Gastric Balloons

Endoscopically implanted stomach balloons could be thought of as a compromise between drugs and surgery. They provide the following benefits:

  • No medications
  • There will be no surgery.
  • Surgical alternatives are more expensive.
  • Devices are only used for a short time, and procedures can be reversed.
  • Patients who are not candidates for weight loss surgery can use this option.
Dr. Pablo Garcia – Gastric Balloon

Who Qualifies for Gastric Balloons?

When you’ve determined that a gastric balloon could be right for you, the first thing you should do is make sure you’re eligible. A number of factors, including your age, BMI, and medical history, will determine if you are a candidate for a gastric balloon. We will go through these with you in greater depth over the phone and during your free appointment, but as a general rule, if you match the following requirements, you are likely to qualify for a gastric balloon procedure:

  • You are aged between 18-70 years
  • You have a BMI over 27-50kg/m2
  • You’ve tried multiple diets but not achieved sustained weight loss success
  • You don’t have any medical, surgical or medication history to make you ineligible
  • You don’t want to consider a surgical procedure such as a gastric band / bypass
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Why Choose Us?

  • Let’s be your weight loss partner

    Choosing to undergo bariatric surgery is an important decision, and choosing the right weight loss surgery program is vital to your success. At Obesidad & Bariátrica, we have the experience, expertise, and commitment to assist you on your weight loss journey. Dr. Pablo Garcia and his team specialists have dedicated their careers to helping people like you lose weight and lead happier healthier lives. We want to be your partner in weight loss, here to help you in any way we can.

  • Excellence, Safety, and Quality Care

    Dr. Pablo Garcia and the staff strive to maintain the practice of excellence in everything that they do. Pride in their work goes from consultation through post-op appointments. Dr. Pablo Garcia has been recognized for his quality in service, successful achievements and more and has been appointed Best Doctor by Mercado Magazine

  • Experience

    Dr. Pablo Garcia has studied and taught at some of the best schools for his craft. He has successfully completed multiple surgeries for area hospitals and helped multiple patients lose weight and better their lives through his complete bariatric program.


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In the lovely Dominican Republic, we provide weight loss surgery and metabolic surgical procedures. We provide secure facilities at all levels of the spectrum. Each institution has been personally inspected by one of our representatives to guarantee that it is appropriately represented.

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Dr. Pablo Garcia is an experienced surgeon who is dedicated to helping people like you regain confidence, lead a more active and healthier lifestyle, and restore your health.

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Allow our qualified and trusted team to assist you in realizing your full potential by assisting you in losing weight through obesity treatment alternatives such as gastric sleeve surgery.

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Our main goal is to always deliver excellent care, unrivaled surgical experience, and customized weight reduction therapies.

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Rather than striving for perfection, strive to be a better version of yourself today than you were yesterday. Make a conscious decision to adopt a healthier lifestyle.

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To fulfill the weight loss needs of our patients gives Dr. Pablo Garcia motivation and makes it rewarding. Our trusted staff is highly respected in medical tourism in the Dominican Republic.

Regain Control of Your Life

Weight reduction is accelerated with bariatric surgery since it regulates and restricts a person’s ability to consume. Bad eating habits can be transformed into a self-controlled, healthy lifestyle with bariatric therapy and perseverance.

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Patient Information

As with all medical procedures there are some risks involved, however, as the gastric balloon is non-surgical it is the safest form of obesity treatment. The primary and in the huge majority of cases the only ‘risk’ associated with the gastric balloon, is if the balloon were to deflate. If this were to happen, you would most certainly know about it! as the sterile saline solution within the balloon has a dye added to it, so that you would notice when you visited the toilet as your urine would turn bright green/blue. The likelihood of this happening is a less than 1% chance and if it were to happen a new gastric balloon would be provided free of charge.

Absolutely not; on the contrary, choosing to have your gastric balloon overseas with Dr.Pablo Garcia ensures you of the greatest professional and clinical standards possible at outstanding pricing, delivering significant financial savings – without sacrificing quality or care. For you, it’s a win-win situation: the highest quality and service at the lowest price. If you do your investigation, you will discover that having your surgery performed overseas is safer in many respects if you choose your destination correctly.

Nausea, vomiting, stomach pains, diarrhoea, acid (heartburn), and wind are common side symptoms that affect about half of patients who have a gastric balloon. If you do experience any of these side effects, they will usually be more pronounced in the first 2 weeks after balloon insertion (particularly in the first few days after balloon insertion) and will usually lessen and dissipate within 2 weeks on average. You will also be prescribed medications to help alleviate these symptoms, if you do.Due to intolerance, the balloon may need to be withdrawn early in a limited percentage of persons (less than 4%). (this can be due to physical or psychological intolerance).

No clinic or hospital can guarantee how much weight you will lose, but you may be assured that the vast majority of people who use their gastric balloon as intended, that is, as a tool to aid you after all other approaches have failed, will drop an average of 3 stones (19kg) This holds true for over 90% of those polled in global clinical trials, as well as our own experience with Dr. Pablo Garcia.