Five Percent Weight Lost in the First Month of Intragastric Balloon Treatment May Be a Predictor for Long-Term Weight Maintenance

Dogan U. B. , GÜMÜRDÜLÜ Y. , Akin M. S. , Yalaki S.

OBESITY SURGERY, vol.23, no.7, pp.892-896, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11695-013-0876-4
  • Title of Journal : OBESITY SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.892-896


Most of the weight loss with the BioEnterics intragastric balloon (BIB) has occurred during the first 3-4 months. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of initial weight loss on long-term weight maintenance.