Gastric Balloon

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Why is a Gastric Balloon Inserted?

A gastric balloon is a weight loss aid that is placed in the stomach through a non-surgical procedure. This device is temporarily placed in the stomach and remains in the stomach for approximately six months to help individuals lose weight. The balloon partially fills the stomach, which helps to reduce the feeling of hunger, encouraging the individual to consume smaller portions of food. It is a tool to help develop healthier eating habits and is often used when other weight loss methods such as diet and exercise have not been successful. It is important to remember that the stomach balloon is a temporary solution and should be used in conjunction with a supervised diet and exercise programme to achieve long-term weight loss success.

Who is Stomach Balloon Suitable for?

  • People with a body mass index between 30 and 40.
  • People who want to avoid surgical methods.
  • Those who have tried diet and exercise without success.
  • Individuals who are ready to adopt a healthier lifestyle after the procedure.

How is a Gastric Balloon Inserted?

Gastric balloon placement is a non-surgical procedure. Initially, the patient undergoes a thorough medical evaluation to ensure they are a suitable candidate for the procedure.

On the day of the procedure, the patient is given a mild sedative to help them relax. The stomach balloon is inserted into the stomach through the mouth and down the oesophagus using an endoscope, a thin tube with a camera attached. This procedure is done while the patient is under light sedation to ensure comfort and safety.

Once the balloon reaches the stomach, it is filled with a saline solution or air that takes up space in the stomach to promote a feeling of fullness and help reduce the amount of food consumed. The procedure takes about 20-30 minutes on average and patients can mostly go home the same day.

How to Place a Swallowable Gastric Balloon?

The swallowable gastric balloon is inserted into the stomach in a non-surgical procedure. In the first stage, the patient swallows a capsule containing the deflated balloon connected to a thin tube with plenty of water. 

Once the balloon reaches the stomach area, the doctor verifies whether it is correctly positioned using special imaging techniques. A thin tool attached to the end of the balloon facilitates its inflation. After ensuring that the balloon is properly placed within the stomach, the doctor begins to inflate it using this tool.

The balloon is filled with approximately 500 mL of a liquid containing potassium sorbate. Once the desired level is reached, the position of the balloon is reviewed again. After all the checks are completed, the tool at the end of the balloon is carefully removed by a specialist doctor. The swallowable stomach balloon procedure is generally completed in about 20 minutes. Since there is no anaesthesia during the procedure, the patient can return to daily activities.

Things to Consider Intragastric Balloon Before and After

Before Gastric Balloon Procedure

  • Medical assessment
  • Diet plan
  • Mental readiness
  • Financial planning
  • Oral hygiene

After Gastric Balloon Procedure

  • Follow dietary guidelines
  • Stay hydrated
  • Start physical activity
  • Regular check-ups

Gastric Balloon in Turkey

In recent years, Turkey has become a popular destination for various medical procedures, including weight loss solutions. One of these solutions is the gastric balloon procedure, which is performed in many reputable clinics and hospitals across the country. Patients who opt for the gastric balloon procedure in Antalya have the opportunity for high quality service along with the advantage of recovery in a city that offers picturesque views and a tranquil environment. The procedure is non-surgical and a balloon is inserted into the stomach as part of the procedure to aid weight loss. The procedure helps individuals achieve their weight loss goals more effectively.

Main Types of Gastric Ballons in Turkey

1- Spatz3 Gastric Balloon: A kind of adjustable balloon that can remain in the stomach for up to 12 months, longer than most other types, facilitating extended weight loss management. The Spatz balloon has several advantages over other types of gastric balloons available in Turkey. Firstly, this balloon has an adjustable structure, so it can be more adapted to your body’s reactions and can be reduced or increased in size as needed to support the weight loss process. A second advantage is that it can remain safely in the stomach for a period of 12 months. This gives you a longer time frame to achieve your weight loss goals, but also allows you to enjoy the benefits of the procedure without worrying about any damage or side effects.

2- Ellipse Gastric Capsule Balloon: Ellipse gastric capsule differs from other gastric balloon surgeries in Turkey in that it is an easier and shorter procedure. It takes no more than ten minutes and does not require endoscopy or anaesthesia during. 

3- Lexbal Gastric Balloon: The 12-month old Lexbal gastric balloon is one of the most preferred types of gastric balloon in Turkey. Because it is made with a technology that prevents the possibility of leakage.  It is a completely safe balloon for patients because it is equipped with a safety valve. Even if it stays in the stomach for a year, it is also suitable for many cases because its size is 800 ml and it is inflated according to the need in each case, and the duration of its stay in the stomach is considered an additional advantage.

4- Orbera Gastric Balloon:  Orbera, the most common type of gastric balloon in Turkey, is a lightweight balloon made of silicone. It stays in the stomach for a year and patients can lose more than 40 kilos.

How Much Does a Gastric Balloon Cost in Turkey?

While the gastric balloon Turkey price can vary significantly depending on various factors such as the clinic chosen, the expertise of the medical team, and the specific details of the procedure, it is known to be more affordable compared to many other countries. You can contact us for more detailed information about the gastric balloon procedure and price.

The gastric balloon procedure in Turkey is safe as it is performed by experienced medical professionals in accredited facilities.

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