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A stomach insert for treating obesity in humans by reducing the stomach volume comprises a flexible, free floating and unattached, inflatable balloon, the balloon being inflatable to a volume effective to reduce the stomach volume of a person being treated. At least a portion of the balloon has a self-sealing substance to facilitate puncture thereof with insufflation means through which the balloon is inflated and to facilitate sealing of the puncture upon removal of the insufflation means. The method herein comprises positioning the balloon inside the stomach of the person being treated for obesity so as to reduce the stomach volume.

Title
Method and appartus for treating obesity
Application Number
329182
Publication Number
4899747
Application Date
September 6, 1983
Publication Date
February 13, 1990
Inventor
Mary L Garren
P.O. Box 3738, Wilmington, 19807
DE, US
Lloyd R Garren
P.O. Box 3738, Wilmington, 19807
DE, US
Agent
Connolly & Hutz
IPC
A61B 17/00
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