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FDA Warns About Weight Loss Surgery

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 24, 2017 7:04:22 PM / by Winter Ninivaggi

Gastric Balloon for weight loss, warning!

Since 2016, 7 deaths have been reported involving the use of this weight loss device. 

Of the 7 deaths 4 involved the Orbera Intragastric Balloon System from Apollo Endo Surgery and one involved the ReShape Integrated Dual Balloon System by ReShape Medical.

The FDA reported that they could not tell if death in these cases was due to meaning they couldn't tell if death was due to gastric or esophageal perforation, or to intestinal obstruction, or to some other cause. The FDA is working with the companies manufacturing the devices to better understand what is causing the issues and to also monitor potential complications of acute pancreatitis and spontaneous over inflation.

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Topics: Weight Loss and Obesity

Winter Ninivaggi

Written by Winter Ninivaggi

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