Intragastric balloon (IGB) is an alternative to bariatric surgery. The non-invasive procedure involves balloon placement using endoscopy. It helps obese patients to eat less and lose weight. Unlike gastric banding, IGB is a temporary technique. It is easily reversible, and fitting or removing the balloon is a simple process. For medical tourists, the hospital stay is short and recovery is enhanced by the exotic location.
Medical vacations are popular for many reasons, and foreign travelers can receive almost any type of medical service. Bariatric surgery and other weight loss procedures are extremely popular with medical tourists. The surgeons who practice in global healthcare are highly qualified to perform the procedures. The best-known weight loss programs are found in Mexico, India, Thailand, South Korea, Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rico, Hungary and Switzerland.