Gastric Balloon in Turkey

Gastric Balloon

All Information About Nonsurgical Procedure of Obesity Treatment: Gastric Balloon Procedure

Although weight loss surgery has become widespread among men and women, some still do not prefer the surgical solution to treat obesity.

Nowadays, there have become several available weight loss solutions without having a medical operation. For example, the Gastric Balloon is one of the nonsurgical treatment types of Bariatric, which helps people effectively to get rid of the overweight.

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? 

What are the complications of the Intragastric 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 diabetes type 2.
  • Finally, 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 overweight everyone.

It would be best to meet your doctor, who can determine precisely 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 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 ensure that our consultant doctors will give you the correct diagnosis and determine the best weight loss surgery according to your needs. 

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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 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 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:

  • Make some physical examinations stomach endoscopy and 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,

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 and the hospital equipped with advanced technologies.

Gastric Balloon In Turkey from £1350

Packages include all medical fees, accommodation, airport transfers, and personal host.

Top Surgeons

Our surgeons are a member of the International Federation for the Surgery of OBESITY AND METABOLIC DISORDERS (IFSO). They are professors with a book on the gastric Balloon, and 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. We use FDA approved Mentor implants.

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.

What to expect during the procedure? 

First, your doctor will use an endoscopic camera to examine your abdomen. If they do 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? 

How is the stomach balloon removed?

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

  • First, 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,

such as:

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

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.

The surgeon may advise you to use the balloon for more than six months in some cases. In these cases, they 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 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 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.

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. Click here to get the exact Gastric Balloon Price or go back to other obesity procedures.

Click here to get more information about Gastric Band for Weight Loss or go back to the Obesity Category.

important questions before thinking about undergoing gastric balloon 

What can I eat with a gastric balloon?

What can I eat with a gastric balloon?

  • Avoid drinking water during or immediately after eating, but it should be one hour or two hours after eating.
  • It is not allowed to drink carbonated water, Cola, high-calorie drinks, ice cream, chocolate, and full-fat dairy products.
  • 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), as this increases 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.
  4. Other potential risks of a gastric balloon include:
  5. ulcers.
  6. 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 that are 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?

We use gastric balloons are high-quality and durable materials and have passed the necessary quality 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 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
  • Transportation
  • 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:

  • Driving
  • Drinking alcohol or smoking
  • Sign legal documents


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