Gastric Balloon

Gastric Balloon in Turkey

The gastric balloon is an inflatable balloon-shaped prosthesis made of silicone. It is not a soluble material and is not affected by stomach acid.

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If you are worried about losing weight, the stomach balloon application may be a good option for you. Continue reading our article to get information about the gastric balloon in Turkey.

What is a gastric balloon?

A gastric balloon is a weight loss procedure. It involves placing a silicone balloon filled with salt water in your stomach. This process is also called intragastric balloon and stomach balloon. Among the people, it is known as a weight loss balloon.

Who can have a gastric balloon procedure?

This procedure is usually performed in people who cannot lose weight with diet programs or exercises, but do not want to have surgery or whose body mass index is not suitable for surgery. People for whom stomach balloon surgery cannot be performed; people who have ulcers in the stomach, have a large gastric hernia or are pregnant.

Gastric balloon types

There are two different gastric balloon alternatives. The most commonly used of them is the intragastric balloon.

Intragastric balloon

It is applied to people who cannot lose weight despite intense diet and exercise programs. This procedure is performed to weaken adults between the ages of 18-55. However, it is a method applied for a temporary period. Especially orbera gastric balloon is preferred very often. It is not recommended to use the balloon indoors for more than 6 months. However, it is not recommended for those who are pregnant and breastfeeding.

Elipse gastric balloon

The most basic feature that distinguishes the elipse balloon from other stomach balloons is that it does not require endoscopic interventions and anesthesia for placement and removal procedures. This species is also known as the swallowable gastric balloon. The most commonly used brand in the swallowable stomach balloon is allurion. Allurion is also found in the form of stomach balloon, allurion elipse balloon. However, balloons belonging to many other brands can be effectively processed.

Who should not have gastric balloon procedure?

Patients who are not eligible for this procedure:

  • patients who have a severe stomach ulcer,
  • have had part or all their stomach removed,
  • patients with significant gastric hernia,
  • pregnant and breastfeeders.

Gastric balloon and pregnancy

This is not a suitable obesity treatment method for pregnant women. Instead of fighting obesity during pregnancy, obesity disease should be treated before conception. However, if you become pregnant while you have a balloon in your stomach, the balloon needs to be removed. You should discuss the best time for this with your doctor.

Gastric balloon in Turkey: All procedures

Gastric Balloon

The processes before and after gastric balloon in Turkey are successfully carried out under the control of experienced doctors. Details about the processes can be found below.

Before the procedure

Before the gastric balloon procedure, your doctor will examine you in detail. During this examination, he questions whether there has been any obesity surgery, such as gastric sleeve surgery or gastric botox, before. It also asks questions such as do you have a chronic illness or are there any medications you are using. He will then do some tests to see if you are suitable for the procedure. These are general health tests. The points you should pay attention to before the operation are as follows:

  • Alcohol should not be taken one day before stomach balloon insertion and smoking should be greatly reduced.
  • Solid food intake should be stopped 12 hours before balloon insertion and liquid consumption should be stopped 8 hours before.
  • It is recommended to drink plenty of water 1 day before balloon insertion.
  • After the balloon is removed from the stomach, a feeling of emptiness occurs in the stomach and the person may feel like eating. So after the balloon is removed, it is possible to gain weight again. Therefore, continuing the exercises and diet pattern is a very important condition not to gain weight again.

After the procedure

After the stomach balloon is inserted, it remains in the stomach for a maximum of six months. During this time, you should use gastric balloon pills and other treatments prescribed by your doctor. After the balloon is inserted, nausea, vomiting, etc. may occur in people for 72 hours. The stomach has a period of 3 days to get used to the balloon. After 72 hours, the stomach gets used to the balloon and nausea, vomiting, etc. disappear. During this 3-day period, patients are fed only with fluid. In the following days, normal feeding is gradually started.

Results

Gastric balloon reviews generally show that this operation gives successful results. However, the average weight loss with gastric balloon is between 10-30 kilos. The current status of intragastric balloon for obesity treatment is important. That is, it needs to remain intact in your stomach for a maximum of six months. Thanks to this, the empty space in your stomach decreases and you feel less hungry. Therefore, you eat much less than usual and you can easily lose weight.

Gastric balloon side effects

As with any major surgery, weight loss balloon surgery may have some side effects. But these are all side effects that can be controlled. Side effects that are possible to occur after this operation include:

  • Low weight loss
  • Stomach discomfort
  • Blockage of food entering the stomach
  • Infection
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Belly or back pain
  • Acid reflux
  • Digestion issues

Gastric balloon cost in Turkey

Gastric balloon prices in Turkey are quite affordable compared to other European countries. However, prices vary according to the quality of health centers. Erdem Hospital, which is among the most popular and high quality hospitals in Turkey, has very suitable packages for patients. These packages include many services from the moment you arrive at the airport to the moment you are discharged and go home. In fact, after you are discharged, you will remain under the follow-up of our doctors for a long time. You can contact us to get more information about gastric balloon in Turkey.

Frequently Asked Questions

During this procedure, the patient is under sedation. Therefore, he does not feel any pain. It is also comfortable after the procedure. If you have pain, it can be relieved with mild painkillers.

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