Removing the intragastric balloon
After six months, the intragastric balloon is removed during a procedure of about 20 minutes, similar to that of laying.
You will be under anesthesia during withdrawal. Your doctor will first remove the saline from the balloon and then remove the deflated balloon from your stomach.
Due to gastric stasis associated with the presence of the balloon in your stomach, your doctor will ask you to adopt a strictly liquid diet during the 48 hours before the withdrawal.