Morbid Obesity: treatment with Bioenterics Intragastric Balloon (BIB), psychological and nursing care: our experience

Open Med (Wars). 2016 Nov 19;11(1):407-412. doi: 10.1515/med-2016-0073. eCollection 2016.


Obesity is considered a chronic disease, difficult to treat, and is the first cause of death in the world that is predictable. The surgical approach is limited to patients with severe obesity but there is an intermediate group who are not candidates for immediate surgery. The BioEnterics Intragastric Balloon (BIB) is recommended for weight reduction as a bridge to bariatric surgery. All patients in the study underwent a psychological evaluation prior to placement of the BIB.

Keywords: Nurse, BioEnterics Intragastric Balloon (BIB); Obesity; Psychologist.