Gastric balloon or intragastric balloon is an endoscopic and non-surgical weight loss treatment. The procedure aims to change the eating habits of patients and achieve weight loss with a medical balloon placed inside of the stomach and limits the space for food; thus satiety is reached quicker with less food.
Gastric balloon is a popular treatment for obesity conditions offering a comfortable and safe procedure; it is effective for those who would like to increase their life quality and prevent from certain medical conditions related to obesity by losing weight.
Gastric balloon procedure requires a detailed consultation in advance; in this stage understanding and examining the patients’ needs and expectations are very significant. Current medical condition, prior diseases and medical procedures and the BMI value are evaluated closely for the safest procedures and the most desired results.
The procedure starts with an endoscopic examination to detect any condition of ulcer, reflux or gastritis in upper digestive system; after it is made sure that the patient is suitable for the treatment, deflated silicone balloon with a small filling tube is placed inside of the stomach. Afterwards, the deflated balloon is filled with a blue agent; the blue color is for patient to be aware of any leaking condition by checking the urine color after the operation.
The procedure takes around 10-20 minutes. Patients rest for 2 hours in the hospital and then they are discharged; there is no need for a hospital stay.
After 6 months, gastric balloon is endoscopically removed; it is highly advisable for the removal to be performed by the surgeon who placed the balloon in. The periodic check-ups during this period are essential to track the progress and decide on the exact proper time for the removal.
Patients can get back to their daily routines right after the procedure. Gastric balloon is not a surgical procedure but an endoscopic procedure; therefore, the recovery period is very comfortable and painless.
Patients may experience some stomach cramps and nausea in first a few days; you will be prescribed by the proper medication to minimize these side effects.
It is normal to feel some pain, cramps and nausea during the first week of the operation; afterwards, patients do not feel the existence of a balloon.
Following a healthy diet is very important after the procedure; a proper nutrition plan starting from right after the procedure will be explained to you by your surgeon. This is important both for an effective weight loss and the proper adaptation of the balloon to the body.
Gastric balloon is made from a very strong material and the any rupture complication possibility is very low; however, in damage case of the balloon and leakage, the blue agent inside the balloon change the color of urine to blue and help the patient to notice the condition. In this case, the balloon is endoscopically removed.
Gastric balloon procedure is a very improved, safe and non-surgical treatment and the possibility of complications is very low when it is performed by a qualified and experienced bariatric surgeon.
Gastric balloons have different types which can stay inside of the stomach for 6 months or a year; your bariatric surgeon will advise you the most suitable one for your case.
The amount of weight loss is highly dependent on the patients’ effort as well; amount of weight to be lost can change in every patient. The average weight loss achieved with gastric balloon treatment is generally between %7-%15 of total body weight in the first 6 months; in total, it can reach up to %30-%47.
Obesity procedures including gastric balloon are very advance, successful and affordable in Turkey; advantageous treatments offer privileged weight loss procedures to international patients with cheapest and all-inclusive rates. The price of gastric balloon treatment may differ depending on the inclusive package details and the personalized treatment plan. To find out the details of gastric balloon costs in Mono Obesity Surgery, please get in touch with us.
For those who would like to achieve a significant weight loss and reach their ideal weight with gastric balloon procedure, treatment prices carry a big importance. While in many countries, it is a struggle to find a both affordable and successful treatment option, Turkey is one of the most popular countries that offers extremely successful and smooth gastric balloon procedures with the most affordable and all-inclusive prices. Mono Obesity Surgery in Turkey is proud to be the first address for patients for a long time now by providing medical experiences that is designed with the best medical services and facilities besides all the other pre-arranged details of the medical journey like accommodations, transfers, medications, nutrition plan and personal assistant.
Mono Obesity Surgery team is looking forward to meet you and start your gastric balloon journey with an online consultation! If you would like to lose weight with one of the easiest and most effective weight loss medical procedures and looking for a high quality and comfortable medical experience, Mono medical consultants are ready to provide you with an online consultation during which your medical state and expectations about the procedure are assessed in detail by our bariatric team and the most accurate information about the gastric balloon procedure is shared with you.
Professional Mono team plans and organizes every part of the gastric balloon experience by prioritizing the patients’ needs and comfort; patients of Mono receive 24/7 assistance and have their treatments in the best facilities by benefitting the best medical service.
Gastric balloon is a pretty quick and non-surgical weight loss procedure that only lasts around 10-20 min.; patients do not feel anything during the procedure so it is very painless and comfortable for them. Highly qualified and experienced bariatric surgeon of Mono Obesity Surgery will reply all the questions of patients before and after the procedure. Patients do not need to stay in the hospital after gastric balloon procedure; they are discharged at the same day of the procedure and they can get back to their daily routine.
Patients do not experience serious side effects after having gastric balloon with Mono Obesity Surgery; many of our patients enjoy the beautiful city in their remaining time before they go back to their country and feel like they are in a holiday. Before leaving Turkey, or expert nutritionist will provide you with an individualized nutrition plan to make the weight loss period much more easy, effective and to support you to adopt healthier eating habits.
Following gastric balloon placement, weight loss process is important and requires patient’s self-effort; patients who had gastric balloon are strongly recommended to change their old eating habits and get a new lifestyle with a healthier dietary plan and workouts. If patients are ready for this kind of new and healthier life-style change, they can easily achieve effective and quick gastric balloon weight loss results. In your weight loss period following the gastric balloon procedure, Mono Obesity Surgery will be just a call away; your medical consultant will be there for you, to answer all your questions about your post-operative process.