Procedure-less intragastric balloon is cost-effective in obesity management

Procedure-less intragastric balloon is cost-effective in obesity management

Procedure-less intragastric balloon, either as a bridge to bariatric surgery or as a stand-alone treatment, was cost-effective and improved health outcomes, according to research published in PLOS ONE.“Bariatric surgery is the most effective and cost-effective treatment for obesity compared with other obesity treatments. However, access to bariatric surgery is extremely limited owing to financial and insurance constraints and shortage of bariatric surgeons,” Shweta Mital, Memorial University of Newfoundland, and colleagues wrote. “Given the vast unmet need for obesityRead More

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