Discovery: Swallowable gastric balloon instead of surgery


Researchers discovered a new treatment for overweight and obesity that combines the world’s first and only swallowable gastric balloon which is placed without surgery, endoscopy, or anaesthesia and naturally passes out of the body after approximately 16 weeks.
Dr. Roberta Ienca of the Nuova Villa Claudia Clinic in Rome, Italy, and colleagues presented an international multi-center study at this year’s European Congress on Obesity in Dublin, Ireland.