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    How will the intragastric balloon be removed?

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    The intragastric balloon is removed in the same way it was placed in your stomach, via the oesophagus and mouth. Using an endoscopic camera, the doctor introduces a catheter through the mouth and into the stomach. The intragastric balloon is then punctured and deflated. Once the intragastric balloon is deflated it can be grasped and removed. This is no different to a simple gastroscopy or upper endoscopy procedure.

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