Gastric Balloon

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Overview of Gastric Balloon
Anesthesia
General
Duration
30 Minutes
Hospital Stay
Multiple Hours
Work Leave
1 Week
Complete Recovery
1 Week
Nutrition
For 4 Weeks
10-15%

Intro To Gastric Balloon

Let’s introduce you to the simplest way to lose weight: a gastric balloon! If you’re seeking a nonsurgical and nonpharmaceutical method to help you reach an ideal weight, a gastric balloon might be the one you’re looking for!
A gastric or stomach balloon is a small, silicon-made device that your doctor can place easily in your stomach to occupy more space, which makes you feel fuller and decreases your appetite for food.
Doctors can use one of 6 different types of gastric balloons, including Orbera IGB, Heliosphere, Spatz3®, ReShape, Obalon®, and Elipse balloons. Some of these balloons are swallowable pills and don’t require anesthesia.

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Benefits of Gastric Balloon

The demand for gastric balloons is noticeably increasing among people, especially those who seek simple and less risker obesity solutions. In short, you may receive the following benefits if you decide to try one of the gastric balloon technologies:

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    Lose between 20-30% of your body weight within a couple of months!
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    Enjoy a temporary, noninvasive obesity solution with fewer risks and smoother recovery.
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    Avoid obesity-related health issues that can have harmful effects on your health.
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    Make it easier for you to follow a new healthy lifestyle and dietary habits.
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    Prepare yourself and your body for future obesity surgeries, if needed.
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    Feel safe and in your comfort zone as your doctor can remove the balloon anytime if things go wrong.
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    Enjoy a cheaper obesity solution compared to other costly invasive surgeries.
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    Candidates for Gastric Balloon

    Gastric balloons are a good option for people aged between 18- 60 years old. Also, it may be good for you if you’re:

    • Having a BMI of 30-39 and aren’t suitable for other obesity surgeries.
    • Tried other alternative obesity treatments, but with no success.
    • Physically healthy and don’t suffer from any digestive issues, such as stomach ulcers.
    • Not expecting to get pregnant in the next year or so.
    • Not substance abuser or alcohol addict.
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    Preparation for Gastric Balloon

    Not all doctors can deal with gastric balloon technologies; therefore, you need first to find a good doctor who has the right credentials and experience or contact a respected clinic that offers such treatment. Your doctor may prepare you for this procedure by doing the following:
    • Perform physical examination and ask for additional lab tests to check everything is ok.
    • Provide you with dietary guidelines, which include eating only soft foods in the 2 days before the procedure and stopping eating entirely before 12 hours of the procedure.
    • Ask you to make the right arrangements, including taking some time off work and asking someone to give you a ride to your home after the procedure.

    Steps of Gastric Balloon

    The system of a gastric balloon usually consists of an insertion tube, a filling system, and an extensible balloon. The procedure only lasts for 15-20 minutes and is commonly done in an outpatient facility with minimal anesthesia or sedation. The procedure’s steps are as follows:

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    1. Balloon Insertion

    Your doctor is going to insert the gastric balloon through your mouth. They usually use an endoscope with a light and camera to monitor the process.

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    2. Balloon Filling

    Next, your doctor will use a small catheter to fill or inflate the balloon with sterile saline.

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    3. Balloon Removal

    Finally, after nearly 6 months, your doctor will remove the balloon endoscopically and end the treatment.

    Nonetheless, the gastric “pill” balloon has much simpler steps. In fact, if you choose this option, all you need to do is to swallow the pill and your doctor will inflate it with fluid or gas. This option doesn’t require anesthesia or endoscopy, and your body will spontaneously expel the balloon after 6 months.  

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    Recovery After Gastric Balloon

    The recovery phase after getting the gastric balloon usually goes smooth without trouble, and may include the following:

    • You can return home the same day and resume your usual activities without problems.
    • You can return to work after 1-2 days of the procedure if you feel ok without any discomfort.
    • Expect to feel some nausea, but this often fades away after a day or two.
    • Drink only liquids and progress to soft food and solid food in the first few weeks after the procedure.
    • After six months, your doctor removes the balloon in the same way it was placed, via your mouth.

    Risks of Gastric Balloon

    Gastric balloon usually brings positive impacts and rarely can cause side effects. In any case, some people may indeed encounter certain problems, especially during the insertion of the balloon. The risks and complications include:

    • Damage to teeth or orthodontics (braces)
    • Stomach or esophagus perforation
    • Breathing difficulties
    • Abnormal heartbeat
    • Intestine blockage
    • Heartburn (acid reflux)
    • Bloating, diarrhea, or constipation
    • Unfunctional balloon
    • Allergic reactions
    • Bleeding

    How Can International Clinics Help You?

    International Clinics offers special packages for international patients who seek cheap and safe gastric balloons in Turkey. If you are concerned about your weight and still looking for weight loss solutions, we’re here to help you and answer all your questions.
    Our doctors and medical personnel have provided gastric balloons to thousands of happy women and men from Europe, North America, and the Middle East.
    Use the Contact Us button below to get a free medical consultation right now! 

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    – Nausea
    – Vomiting
    – Diarrhea
    – Stomach ache

    The gastric balloon procedure has proven its efficiency in losing weight and reducing the feeling of hunger, in addition to reducing the amount of consumed food.

    The benefit of the gastric balloon is not only limited to weight loss; indeed, it also can help reduce the risk of other health problems , such as:
    – Heart disease
    – High blood pressure
    – Type 2 diabetes

    – A deflated gastric balloon is inserted through the esophagus into your stomach.
    – Then the balloon is injected with saline until it becomes full.
    – The whole process takes about 20-30 minutes.

    After gastric balloon surgery, patients should focus on the following:
    – Eat slowly.
    – Have a meal schedule.
    – Choose nutritious foods, such as vegetables, fruits, meat, and fish.
    – Avoid fast food and soft drinks.

    Seamless Treatment Journey

    In addition to the medical services that we provide at the International Clinics, we also provide a range of supportive services to ensure patient comfort and safety, including:
    Reception & Transportation
    We have allocated modern VIP cars to receive you at the airport and to transport you during your visits between the hotel and the hospital.
    Medical Translator
    The translation team will be always at your service to make your communication easier.
    Professional Medical Team
    A medical advisor will ensure an appropriate and comfortable treatment plan that meets all your needs.
    Premium Hospitality
    Accommodation will not be a problem at all, because our team will help you in booking the most suitable place during your stay in Turkey.
    High Quality Service
    The quality team communicates with customers after surgeries and procedures to ensure that they are satisfied with all the services they have received.
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    Reception & Transportation
    We have allocated modern VIP cars to receive you at the airport and to transport you during your visits between the hotel and the hospital.
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    Medical Translator
    The translation team will be always at your service to make your communication easier.
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    Professional Medical Team
    A medical advisor will ensure an appropriate and comfortable treatment plan that meets all your needs.
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    Premium Hospitality
    Accommodation will not be a problem at all, because our team will help you in booking the most suitable place during your stay in Turkey.
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    High Quality Service
    The quality team communicates with customers after surgeries and procedures to ensure that they are satisfied with all the services they have received.
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