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Old 01.05.2011, 11:16
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Intragastric Ballon: where, how much, experiences?

Hi,

I am thinking about Intragastric Ballon Surgery and I would normally do it in Spain (between 5-7 k CHF), but the follow up each 2 weeks makes it unfeasible living in Switzerland.

Could anybody recommend a clinic specialised on this treatment? Rough cost estimations? Any experience to share on this treatment?

Thanks!
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Old 01.05.2011, 11:36
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Re: Intragastric Ballon: where, how much, experiences?

If you are very obese then your Swiss health insurance might pay for it. Have you asked?
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Old 01.05.2011, 11:52
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Re: Intragastric Ballon: where, how much, experiences?

How much research have you done on the balloon? I am aware that success rates for long term weight loss are poor compared to other procedures and, worst of all, insertion of the balloon is described by those that have had it done as traumatic. There is a wealth of info out there on all types of wls, and forums where you can read about peoples experiences with their surgery. There are other procedures which offer MUCH better results and prevent re-gain in the long term. Upon removal of the balloon at six months, most people re-gain what they lost and more. Do your research is all I suggest. xx
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Re: Intragastric Ballon: where, how much, experiences?

I recommend you gastric-sleeve! Much better, much saver and depend of your data, assurance can pay for you!
If you need more details, please PM me!

Have a nice day!
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Re: Intragastric Ballon: where, how much, experiences?

Thanks, in Spain this treatment is recommended in pre-mordid obesity, not in morbid (40% threashold on body fat). Morbid cases can be claimed to Public Health system (long waiting list). Pre-morbid, not.

Yes, I am at the beginning of research, and this is not the forum maybe for lengthy medical explanations, I guess the more specifc question would be ...

once decided that this is the treatment suitable, where could I get it done in Vaud, preferribly, and how much (aprox.) could cost.

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