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.
Gastric Balloon, or referred to as Intragastric Balloon, is a new weight loss non-surgical procedure that performed by placing a lightweight, saline-filled silicone balloon in the stomach.
This balloon helps the patient losing weight by making him or her feel fuller with less food in the stomach. Although weight loss surgery has become something widespread among both men and women, some people still do not prefer the surgical solution to treat obesity. Nowadays, there has become several available weight loss solutions without having a medical operation. The Gastric Balloon is one of the nonsurgical treatment types of Bariatric, which helps people effectively to get rid of the overweight.
Endoscopic gastric balloon, also known as gastric balloon, is a non-surgical bariatric treatment in which a deflated silicon balloon is inserted into to stomach to limit the capacity and amount of food it can hold. This treatment seems viable and ideal for those patients who are a bit nervous or scared of undergoing more complicated surgeries and wish to control their weight or lose weight after struggling with diet and exercise.
Gastric balloons take up a certain portion of your stomach and and after the removal, it helps you change your long-term eating habits and adapt a healthier life style. Therefor, it is strongly believed that it is a short term weight loss treatment which is reversible. Gastric balloon treatment seekers should be highly aware that slower progress will be made, because it does not provide results as effective and permanent as more complicated surgical treatments such as gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy does.
To avoid intestinal obstruction by poorly designed balloons you need to be ensured of the quality of material that the balloon is made of and ensure the gastric acid resistancy.
The assessment of the patient starts with full endoscopic examination to figure out existence of any indicator for reflux, ulcer, gastritis in upper digestive system. After we ensure gastric balloon is suitable and fitted into your current state of health then balloon is inserted into your stomach and gradually inflated while your doctor is being assisted with monitoring and screening of endoscope. An ink-like coloured agent is used to inflate the balloon simply to help patient recognize its colour in the urine in case any leaking is being detected by the patient.
2 hours of hospital rest is suggested only and after that you may immediately return back to your daily routine. Very rare but in some cases the human body may reject the foreign substitute and removal of the balloon placed might be emerged. Therefor your postoperative feedback following 6 months will highly be appreciated by our professional team and doctor. You will be suggested and provided a diet plan to minimize the discomfort you may confront. Also it is important to know that we suggest removal of balloon should be performed by the doctor who inserted it. Therefor our general surgeon Ali Sarac will be doing periodic check on you to know how your progress is going and decide when to remove the balloon.
To get more information on available treatments at Mono Obesity Surgery and your best tailored weight loss plan please contact your medical consultant.
The group of patients who are eligible for gastric balloon treatment;
Gastric balloon or intragastric balloon is an endoscopic weight loss operation; this non-surgical treatment aims to change the patients’ eating habits and thus achieve weight loss by a medical gastric balloon inserted inside of the stomach and restricts the space for food; with this procedure, satiety is achieved faster with less food.
Gastric balloon is a well-known procedure for obesity that offers a safe and smooth procedure; it is highly opted by those who would like to improve their life quality and prevent from certain diseases related to obesity by losing weight.
Gastric balloon is a very quick and easy procedure that can be performed for a wide range of patients.
Most commonly, gastric balloon operation is performed for patients whose BMI value is between 30-40, those who cannot achieve their target weight with diets or exercises, patients who are looking for a procedure to make their weight loss easier but do not want to have surgical procedures and those do not have any medical condition which may prevent them from having the procedure.
Although it is a very safe and comfortable procedure; patients should have a detailed consultation before having gastric balloon procedure to find out if they are suitable for this treatment. In a consultation, a bariatric surgeon examines the medical history and current medical condition of the patient and creates a suitable weight loss treatment plan in accordance to that.
In Mono Obesity Surgery, patients can have online consultations for the assessment of their individual condition; for a comfortable and convenient start to the weight loss journey, international patients can have an online consultation and ask all of their questions about the procedure.
Gastric balloon is produced from a very strong material and any risk of rupture is very low; but then again, in case of any damage to the balloon and leakage, the blue agent inside of the balloon changes the color of urine to blue and helps patients to detect the condition quickly. In this case the balloon is endoscopically removed.
Gastric balloon can provide very effective weight loss; however, the weight loss amount is related to the effort of patients as well. Every patient can lose different amounts of weight. The average weight loss after gastric balloon procedure is usually between %7-%15 of total body weight during the first 6 months; total weight loss can go up to %30-%47.
Gastric balloons can be found in different types; they can stay inside of the stomach for 6 months or for a year. Your bariatric surgeon will advise you the most suitable one.
Gastric balloon procedure is a non-surgical and safe procedure; the possibility of complications is very low when the procedure is performed by an experienced bariatric surgeon.
It is very natural to feel some pain, cramps and nausea in the first week after the operation; after these side effects disappear, patients do not feel the existence of a balloon.
Gastric balloon procedure starts with an endoscopic examination to see if there is any condition of ulcer, reflux or gastritis in the upper digestive system; after it is confirmed that the patient is suitable for the gastric balloon, deflated silicone balloon with a small filling tube is inserted to the stomach. The deflated balloon is filled with a blue agent; the blue color is for patients to easily detect in case of any leakage by checking their urine color after the operation.
The procedure lasts around 10-20 minutes. Patients rest for 2 hours in the hospital and afterwards they are discharged; the procedure does not require any hospital stay.
Gastric balloon is endoscopically taken out after 6 months; it is highly recommended for the removal of the balloon to be performed by the bariatric surgeon who placed the balloon in. The periodic check-ups while the balloon is in are important to follow the process and to decide on the exact proper time for the removal of it.
Weight loss procedures including gastric balloon are very improved, successful and affordable in Turkey; privileged weight loss procedures are very highly demanded by international patients especially for the cheapest and all-inclusive price rates. The price of gastric balloon treatment can change depending on the inclusive package services and the unique treatment plan of patients. To get more information on the details of gastric balloon costs in Mono Obesity Surgery, please get in touch with us.
Intra Gastric Balloon is an endoscopic method applied to lose weight. The balloon was placed in the stomach and inflated with 500-600 cc of liquid. The operation aims to achieve satiety by consuming less food.
During the gastric balloon procedure, the person is under conscious sedation. After the patient goes to the clinic hungry, firstly diagnostic endoscopy is performed to see whether the stomach is suitable for balloon application or not.
After the approval, the balloon is placed inside the stomach by mouth. With the endoscopy method, 500-600 cc is inflated and left in the stomach. The patient is awakened and rested in the clinic for a few hours. Afterwards, the patient can go home.
There are two types of balloons: those left in the stomach for six months and those that can be adjusted after 12 months. The decision is made following the patient’s preference and the recommendations of the practitioner. Usually, short-term balloons are chosen for those with stomach complaints. 12-month and adjustable types may be preferred for more tolerant patients. The 12-month balloons can be inflated and lowered depending on the weight loss speed.
Patients may experience temporary nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. Medications to prevent them are recommended. Generally, after two weeks, the complaints decrease or disappear, and the patients begin to learn to live with the balloon.
Soft consistency foods are consumed in the first two weeks after the intra-gastric balloon is inserted. Generally, a diet is taken away from fatty and sugary foods, small meals but often. Foods such as fish, chicken, fiber foods, meat, eggs, limited fruit, not too hot tea, and linden can be consumed. However, chocolate, cake, pastry, acidic drinks, and heavy fried foods should be avoided especially.