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The BioEnterics Intragastric Balloon for the Nonsurgical Treatment of Obesity and Morbid Obesity

  • Franco Favretti
  • Maurizio De Luca
  • Gianni Segato
  • Luca Busetto
  • Enzo Bortolozzi
  • Alessandro Magon
  • Tommaso Maccari

Abstract

The development of nonsurgical treatments for morbid obesity has garnered widespread and renewed interest in the last few years. Behind these new approaches is an increased sensibility regarding the quality-of-life issue, which requires careful evaluation of the risk-benefit ratio for each intervention and for each patient, as well as a renewed respect for anatomy and function.

Keywords

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Morbid Obesity Excess Weight Loss Intragastric Balloon BioEnterics Intragastric Balloon 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Franco Favretti
    • 1
  • Maurizio De Luca
    • 2
  • Gianni Segato
    • 1
  • Luca Busetto
    • 3
  • Enzo Bortolozzi
    • 1
  • Alessandro Magon
    • 1
  • Tommaso Maccari
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryRegional HospitalVicenzaItaly
  2. 2.Department of General SurgerySan Bortolo Regional HospitalVicenzaItaly
  3. 3.Obesity CenterUniversity of PadovaPadovaItaly
  4. 4.Department of Endoscopic and Gastrointestinal MedicineHospital Sant AntonioPadovaItaly

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