WHEN TO RESORT TO SURGERY?
YOU ARE OBESE WITH A BMI OF 30 TO 35
In this case, we prefer to place an intra-gastric balloon, rather than use the Le Goff Technique.
Intragastric balloons are used for overweight patients with a BMI < 35 with only 10 to 20 kg to lose. The aim of the balloon is to replace stomach volume in order to reduce the sensation of hunger, for 6 months. This will lead to a considerable reduction in food intake.
YOU ARE SUPER-OBESE WITH A BMI GREATER THAN 50