All Information About Nonsurgical Procedure of Obesity Treatment: Gastric Balloon Procedure
Although weight loss surgery has become widespread among men and women, some people still do not prefer the surgical solution to treat obesity.
Nowadays, there have 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.
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What is a Gastric Balloon?
Gastric Balloon, or referred to as Intragastric Balloon, is a new weight loss non-surgical procedure 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.
Are you the right candidates 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.
- Having any health problems related to obesity, such as high blood pressure or diabetes type 2.
- You’re ready to commit to a healthy lifestyle and periodic medical follow-up.
Keep in mind that stomach balloon weight loss is not the right option for everyone who is overweight.
It would be best to meet your doctor, who can determine precisely the best treatment method for you.
- You have any inflammatory disease of the digestive tract.
- You have psychological status.
- Suffering from liver cirrhosis.
- You have had a previous Bariatric surgery.
- You suffer from a hiatal hernia.
- Any medical reasons which make you unable to undergo an endoscopy.
With HayatMed, you can be sure that our consultant doctors will give you the right diagnosis and determine the best weight loss surgery according to your needs.
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 some 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 are including 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:
- Make some physical examinations, stomach endoscopy, and will also ask for different lab tests.
- Check your medical history by asking many questions like your medical problems, previous surgeries, and used medication.
- Explain to you all the risks and the 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,
- Refrain from food and beverages 12 hours before the treatment.
- Stop using some medications one day before, like aspirin, to avoid bleeding.
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What to expect during the procedure?
First, your doctor will use an endoscopic camera to examine your abdomen. If he or she does not observe any abnormalities, your surgeon will insert a thin tube (catheter) loaded with the balloon through your mouth and down your throat 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 be floating freely in your stomach.
The stomach balloon is an outpatient procedure, and it 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 can go back home.
What to expect after the stomach balloon?
You will begin a liquid diet for a week; then, you can start with pureed foods. Finally, you can eat regular foods approximately after three weeks of the procedure. The surgeon will prescribe a multivitamin and a calcium and vitamin D supplement.
You’ll need to do 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?
This surgery helps you to lose weight due to many reasons:
- It makes you feel full faster than usual, which means you’ll eat less.
- They slacken the time it takes to unload the stomach.
- It changes the levels of hormones that control appetite.
Furthermore, the amount of weight loss depends also on the change in your lifestyle behavior. In general, after inserting the balloon, you can lose about 15 to 20 percent of your weight. As the other weight loss procedures, the stomach balloon may help to improve some health conditions related to obesity,
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease
- Diabetes Type 2
- Sudden apnea.
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 the balloon, so it is not recommended to use it for a longer time.
In some cases, the surgeon may advise you to use the balloon for more than six months. In these cases, he or she will replace the balloon with a new one.
While the balloon is in the stomach, your surgeon may prescribe a medication to reduce your stomach acid.
How is the weight loss balloon removed?
The surgeon will remove the balloon in the same way he or she places 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 it is 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 a long-term weight loss,
- You must limit the amount of daily calorie intake.
- The patient needs to do physical exercises at least three times per week.
- 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?
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, the cost of a gastric balloon varies from one place to another.
- The individual needs
- the used balloon.
- The geographic hospital location.
- The surgeon’s experience.
If you consider any obesity treatment procedure, you can be sure that Turkey is the right destination to undergo it. There, 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 6 months balloon and $3,000 – $4,000 for the one year balloon, while the average price in the USA for a 6 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.
Gastric balloon in Turkey Frequently asked questions
with HayatMed Clinic, there is no upfront payment, it enough to send a flight ticket copy, and our team will organize the appointment for you
When you arrive to Turkey, our driver will be waiting for you at the airport. If you are arriving during the working hour, 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.
On the second day, our driver will bring you to the hospital to start the procedure
It is essential that you 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 some discomfort. 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.
In general, the patient can 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 be included:
- A fee of the surgeon
- Fee for an anesthesiologist
- Hospital fee
- post-operation medications
- dietician consultation
- Hotel accommodation
The answer, of course, is NO.
When you make a reservation with Hayat Med Clinic, we will send a signed contract that contains all the details previously agreed upon. You will not pay any additional costs.
Before you are discharged from the hospital, the HayatMed Clinic Team will tell you what has been seen during your operation and what to do next.
You will be given a sheet printed with this information to take home. If you’ve had anesthesia, you will have time to sleep and rest quietly until the immediate effects of the anesthesia wear off.
Therefore, after the operation, it is necessary not to do any of the following for at least 24 hours:
- Drinking alcohol or smoking
- Sign legal documents
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