|Product Definition of B.I.B.|
The BioEnterics Intragastric Balloon (B.I.B.) is a saline-filled silicone balloon with a radiopaque valve that can be seen on x-rays.
No sharp edges
Free floating in stomach
Less traumatic to stomach wall
Reduction of an operative risk (eg Hip operations, obesity surgery etc.), due to weight reduction
Predictor for restrictive surgery
Patients who do not want to have obesity surgery
In general the B.I.B. is indicated for temporary use in weight loss therapy for patients who have to achieve weight loss.
Large hiatal hernia
Abnormality osophagus / stomach
Aspirine / Anticoagulants
Gastric discomfort - nausea vomiting
Feeling of heaviness in abdomen
Gastroesophageal reflux - Can be treated with medication
Balloon deflation. Obstruction of the intestine (very rare)
Gastric ulcers not seen yet with B.I.B.