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Undergraduate & Medical SchoolUndergraduate: University of Puerto Rico
Medical: Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, Mexico
Post-Medical School TrainingFellowship: Advanced Laparoscopy and Bariatric Surgery, UT Southwestern, Dallas, Texas
Treatments offered at Minimally Invasive Surgeons of Ocala, PLLC
Most popular answers from Angel Caban, MD
I usually recommend after the 1st week. During the first week your job is to stay hydrated. Most patients get nausea or vomiting in the first few days... READ MORE
Every institution is different but expect to pay around 8,000 dollars. In most cases the price includes the balloon, placement, removal and 6 months... READ MORE
Not every surgeon uses blue dye on the balloon so you won't see any changes on the urine. The classic symptoms are weight regained, loss of full... READ MORE
Congrats on your current success. It is very normal to see the protrusion of the balloon through the abd wall specially after weight loss READ MORE
Im scheduled for lipo, and want to lose weight. Is it a good idea to also get the intragastric balloon? (Photo)
I don't see why u couldn't have a balloon. I do recommend that you loose the weight before the liposu READ MORE
Yes u can. I recently did a lap sleeve on a pt with SLE and urostomy. She is doing great. Make sure your surgeon will do it lap, otherwise get a... READ MORE
The gastric balloon is removed endoscopically. In some institutions is done under general anesthesia, in others under sedation. It is recommended to... READ MORE
Currently the biggest contraindication to gastric balloon placement is prior gastric surgery of any kind. READ MORE
I need to lose 80 lbs with a BMI of 39, is the Gastric Balloon a good option? I ask this, as I am not wanting to do the sleeve?
Losing 80 lbs with the balloon is possible if you put significant effort. If you do the minimal work those 8K dollars wont give you 80 lbs of weight... READ MORE
Do you need a BMI over 30 to qualify for the gastric balloon, or for any bariatric procedure for that matter?
The FDA "recommendation" is BMI 30-40 for the gastric balloon. This procedure can still be done for lower BMI but it will be consider "off label" use.... READ MORE
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