Gastric Balloon in Turkey

Gastric Balloon In Turkey 2023

Are you considering a gastric balloon procedure? Wondering about the gastric balloon in Turkey and want to know more?! This article provides the most information you may need before undergoing an operation in Turkey.

Turkey is one of the most famous countries that offer medical tourism at low prices and high quality, so patients from all over the world resort to it.

If you are looking for high-quality treatment in hospitals with international standards and quality conditions, Turkey will be your best destination; The low cost of surgeries characterizes it compared to many European countries and even some Arab countries.

What is a Gastric Balloon?

Gastric Balloon, or Intragastric Balloon, is a new weight loss nonsurgical procedure performed by placing a lightweight, saline-filled silicone balloon in the stomach. This balloon helps the patient lose weight by feeling fuller with less food in the stomach.

Are you a suitable candidate for the Weight Loss Balloon? 

Are you a suitable candidate for the Weight loss Balloon

This procedure can be the right choice for you if:

  • You have a body mass index (BMI) between 30 and 40.
  • You have been trying to lose weight for extended periods through a healthy diet or exercise without any response.
  • Any health problems related to obesity, such as high blood pressure or type 2 diabetes.
  • Finally, you can commit to a healthy lifestyle and periodic medical follow-ups.

Remember that stomach balloon weight loss is not the right option for overweight everyone.

It would be best to meet your doctor, who can determine the best treatment method for you.

Your specialist doctor may not recommend this procedure If:

  • You have any inflammatory disease of the digestive tract.
  • You have psychological status.
  • Suffering from liver cirrhosis.
  • You have had previous Bariatric surgery.
  • You suffer from a hiatal hernia.
  • Any medical reasons which make you unable to undergo an endoscopy.

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What are the complications of the weight loss balloon

In general, the weight loss Balloon is a safe procedure. Risks after the process are something rare.
However, it may be associated with side effects like nausea, vomiting, and pain.

These complications will fade through the following hours.
Sometimes, the balloon may deflate in the stomach to move through the digestive system and cause a blockage.

Other possible risks include ulcers or a hole in the stomach.

How do you prepare for stomach balloon weight loss? 

Before the process, you need to meet your doctor, who will:

  • Then, do some physical examinations, stomach endoscopy, and ask for different lab tests.
  • Check your medical history by asking questions like your medical problems, previous surgeries, and used medication.
  • Explain to you all the risks and complications associated with the procedure.

If you qualify for a stomach balloon, the doctor will ask you to follow some instructions on how to prepare yourself for the procedure,

such as:

  • Refrain from food and beverages 12 hours before the treatment.
  • Stop using some medications one day before, like aspirin, to avoid bleeding.

Choosing a highly-skilled plastic surgeon is essential to achieve the best results and avoid medical mistakes.

At HayatMed Clinic, we have the best consultant surgeons in the obesity treatment field. In addition to the excellent medical crew, the hospital is equipped with advanced technologies.

Top Surgeons

Our surgeons are members of the International Federation for the Surgery of OBESITY AND METABOLIC DISORDERS (IFSO). They have years of surgical experience.

Top Facilities

Our hospital is rated A- by the Turkish Ministry of Health and accredited by JCI, representing gold standards in hygiene and quality.

Affordable Prices

HayatMed always strives to provide the best services at affordable prices; HayatMed provides all-inclusive packages from operation to hotels and transportation at the best prices.

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Our packages cover medical fees, hospital stays, airport transfers, and personal host services for a seamless experience

What to expect during the procedure? 

First, your doctor will use an endoscopic camera to examine your abdomen. If they do not observe abnormalities, your surgeon will insert a thin tube (catheter) loaded with the balloon through your mouth and into the stomach.

The balloon is usually inserted deflated while it is in the smallest size.
The surgeon will use an oral spray to numb the throat area, which helps to facilitate the procedure.

Furthermore, he will use some medication to relax the muscles. Once the balloon is inside the stomach, it is filled with sterile saline through the catheter. Then the surgeon will remove the catheter by pulling it on the outer end. Then the balloon will float freely in your stomach.

The stomach balloon is an outpatient procedure and doesn’t require you to stay in the hospital at night. It usually takes 20-30 minutes, after which you will be monitored by the medical crew for a couple of hours and then return home.

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What to expect after the stomach balloon?

You will begin a liquid diet for a week; then, you can start with pureed foods. Finally, after three weeks of the procedure, you can eat regular foods. The surgeon will prescribe a multivitamin and a calcium and vitamin D supplement. 

You’ll need periodic medical check-ups with your surgeon to observe your health.
The balloon can stay in your stomach for up to 6 months. Then it will be removed.

What are the expected results for the Gastric balloon? 

What are the expected results for the Gastric Balloon

This surgery helps you to lose weight due to many reasons:

  • First, it makes you feel full faster than usual, so you’ll eat less. 
  • Second, they slacken the time it takes to unload the stomach.
  • Third, it changes the levels of hormones that control appetite.

Furthermore, the amount of weight loss also depends on the change in your lifestyle. After inserting the balloon, you can lose about 15 to 20 percent of your weight. Like the other weight loss procedures, the stomach balloon may help to improve some health conditions related to obesity,

such as:

  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease 
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Sudden apnea.

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Gastric Balloon before and After

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How long can the stomach balloon remain in place? 

The balloon can stay in your stomach for up to six months.
Over time, the stomach acids will weaken the balloon and cause emptying, so it is not recommended to use it for longer.

Sometimes, the surgeon may advise you to use the balloon for more than six months. In these cases, they will replace the balloon with a new one.

While the balloon is in the stomach, your surgeon may prescribe medication to reduce stomach acid.

How is the weight loss balloon removed? 

The surgeon will remove the balloon in the same way they place it.
It is done by inserting a catheter from your mouth through the throat into the stomach. Then the surgeon will puncture and empty the balloon. 

Once deflated, it will be grasped and removed using the catheter.

How to manage your weight after removing the balloon? 

After removing the balloon, you should follow healthy habits to ensure long-term weight loss,


  • You must limit the amount of daily calorie intake.
  • In addition, the patient needs to do physical exercises thrice weekly.
  • It would help if you met with a nutritionist to follow an appropriate weight management program.

How much does Gastric Balloon Surgery cost in Turkey? 

How much does Gastric Balloon Surgery cost in Turkey

It is essential to meet your surgeon to get the price of the procedure after the individual diagnosis. The cost will differ according to your surgeon’s experience, the clinic region, and other factors.

Like any other obesity procedure, a gastric balloon’s cost varies from place to place.

Depending on:

  • The individual needs
  • the used balloon.
  • The geographic hospital location.
  • The surgeon’s experience.

If you consider any obesity treatment procedure, you can ensure that Turkey is the right destination to undergo it. You are in the hands of expert doctors who can achieve the best results at affordable prices.

The cost of a weight loss balloon in Turkey ranges between $1,500 to $2,500 for six months balloons and $3,000 – $4,000 for the one-year balloon, while the average price in the USA for a six months balloon is $6,000 and $9,000 according to obesitycoverage’s website while the average price in the UK ranges between £3,000 and £5,000

During the past years, At HayatMed, we have achieved satisfactory results in the medical services field according to our patients’ evaluations.

Furthermore, we offer an all-inclusive fee package that covers all costs, including aftercare services. Contact us for the exact Gastric Balloon Price or return to other obesity procedures.

important questions before thinking about undergoing a gastric balloon 

here we answered the critical questions that come to mind if you are thinking of undergoing a gastric balloon

What can I eat with a gastric balloon?

  • Avoid drinking water during or immediately after eating, but it should be one or two hours after eating.
  • Drinking carbonated water, Cola, high-calorie drinks, ice cream, chocolate, and full-fat dairy products is prohibited.
  • It is not allowed to eat fast food and high-calorie foods.
  • Don’t sleep or rest right after eating (don’t lie down after eating), increasing the chance of acid backing up into the esophagus.
  • No smoking before eating.

How safe is a gastric balloon?

Like any other surgery, the gastric balloon operation involves some rare risks, such as

  1. Balloon deflation.
  2. The balloon moves in the digestive system, which happens if the balloon is deflated.
  3. A blockage, in this case, requires another procedure.

Other potential risks of a gastric balloon include the following:

  1. Ulcers.
  2. A hole in the stomach that may require surgery to repair.

How overweight do you have to be for the gastric balloon?

The balloon has several types used to treat the problem of obesity for people with a BMI of 30 to 35 kilograms per square meter.
And who complain of one of the complications of obesity, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, or high blood sugar, especially patients who have failed to lose weight with diet and exercise.

What happens if the gastric balloon pops?

Our gastric balloons are made of high-quality and durable materials and have passed the necessary tests. These balloons are unlikely to explode. Leaks rarely occur. In this case, the urine turning blue-green can easily detect the situation. If this happens, it must be surgically removed.

How much weight can you lose with a gastric balloon?

The gastric balloon helps slow the passage of food from the stomach. Your doctor may remove the gastric balloon after six months or earlier, depending on your goals and condition. Studies have shown that people who use a gastric balloon lose 20-50% of their excess weight by using a gastric balloon.

Gastric Balloon in Turkey Frequently asked questions

With HayatMed Clinic, there is no upfront payment; it is enough to send a flight ticket copy, and our team will organize the appointment for you.

When you arrive in Turkey, our driver will be waiting for you at the airport. If you arrive during working hours, you will come directly to the hospital to meet our doctor and do some tests, and then the driver will take you to the hotel.
Our driver will bring you to the hospital on the second day to start the procedure.

You must follow these instructions, as failure to do so may result in a canceled procedure.
24 hours before the start of the procedure, follow a liquid diet only
12 hours before you start your procedure on water only
Six hours before your procedure, stop drinking, and stay mouth-free even after the procedure. Make sure you have arranged transportation home if you are in anesthesia.

We want you to be sure that the procedure is not painful while you may feel discomfort. Therefore, this procedure is recommended to provide a conscious Sedation.

This operation is performed under sedation anesthesia, there will be no feeling of pain at all, and we will take you out of the hospital on the same day; that is, there will be no stay in the hospital for this type of operation.

The patient can generally return to everyday life after two days following your procedure. This is at a time in your recovery when you have fewer signs of surgery.

If you decide to undergo a weight loss balloon in Turkey, the price will include the following:

  • the surgeon’s fee 
  • Fee for an anesthesiologist
  • Hospital fee
  • post-operation medications 
  • dietician consultation
  • Transportation
  • Hotel accommodation

The answer, of course, is NO.

When you make a reservation with Hayat Med Clinic, we will send a signed contract containing all the previously agreed-upon details. You will not pay any additional costs.


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Zeyna Aslan

Zeyna Aslan, a medical writer at Hayatmed Clinic, brings 13 years of experience in the field. She excels in creating clear, engaging content that educates and informs. Zeyna's expertise spans across plastic surgery and hair transplant procedures. Her work helps potential patients understand their options and make informed decisions. At Hayatmed Clinic, Zeyna's dedication to quality content plays a vital role in converting visitors into satisfied patients. see profile on linkedin

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This article was Medically reviewed by Dr. Hakan Evrüke

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