The gastric balloon, which is made of medical silicone, is placed in the stomach and filled with liquid or air and inflated up to 400 – 700 cc, according to the needs of the person.
Every individual who cannot lose weight by making exercise and diet arrangements, has obesity problems, does not want to undergo surgery, and has a health obstacle in front of him or her, can get rid of obesity with the gastric balloon technique.
Gastric Balloon Turkey
You can get away your obesity health problem without surgery at a seriously affordable price by coming to the city of Antalya/ Turkey, where we performed your gastric balloon operation. During this procedure, no incisions are made on your body and you will not have any surgical scars.
During the time the gastric balloon stays in your body (6 – 12 months), your weight will not be stuck at any point. As long as you follow your diet program, you will continue your weight loss process until you reach your target weight.
The weight lost after the operation cannot be regained quickly. Now that you lose weight, your appetite mechanism and hormones will work more accurately and you will be able to control your feelings of hunger and fullness more easily.
You can reach us clinic and talk with our doctors about all the issues you are wondering about the operation process via our contact information in the Contact Us section on our website.
For you; We offer many services such as transfer from the airport with a VIP vehicle, book you into a luxury hotel room, vacationing in Antalya as you wish, treatment at affordable prices.
So, after picking you up from the airport and placing you in your hotel, you will attend your appointment with your doctor at the hospital the next day for the procedure.
How Does The Gastric Balloon Work?
When we consume food or drink, the ‘satiety’ signal goes to the brain from the fundus point, which is the upper part of the stomach. Since the stomach is seriously enlarged in individuals with obesity problems, it may be necessary to consume a large amount of food in order to send the signal of satiety to the brain.
Sometimes, even if the stomach of the individual is small, food can continue to be consumed after satiety. In this case, one of the characteristics of the stomach, ‘the ability to stretch itself up to 3 times’, comes into play. This causes both weight gain to continue and the stomach to become larger over time.
The gastric balloon, which is a solution for both cases, covers 400 – 700 cc of the stomach after it is placed in the stomach. This causes the brain to perceive a serious area of the stomach as full. Even when the individual consumes a small amount of food, since the food will reach the Fundus part of the stomach, a satiety signal will be sent to the brain.
How Is Gastric Balloon Inserted Without Surgery?
No surgical incision is made anywhere in the body in the gastric balloon. The person is given general anesthesia (sedation) and the stomach is entered with a medical device called endoscopy, which has a camera on its end. The balloon is placed here and inflated with physiological saline or air using the balloon’s special extension tube.
The operation takes about 25-30 minutes. After the individual wakes up, the health checks required by general anesthesia (sedation) are followed up and he or she is discharged.
How Long Does Gastric Balloon Need To Stay In The Stomach?
Between 6 months and 12 months, according to the needs of the person, the gastric balloon can remain in the stomach. A special nutrition program should be applied in the presence of a dietitian so that the balloon does not disturb the stomach during the feeding process.
How To Remove Gastric Balloon?
When the individual’s weight loss goal is achieved or when the gastric balloon stays in the body 12 months, general anesthesia (sedation) is given to the individual and the balloon is taken out of the body with an endoscopy device.
Since the stomach is still in its own volume after the gastric balloon is removed, the diet should be continued. An increase in appetite is normal in the first days. Individuals who continue the diet program will maintain the weight they lost as their stomachs will start to shrink on their own within a few days.
Swallowable Gastric Balloon
Anesthesia is not required during this application. There is no need for endoscopy either. The balloon, which is in the form of a capsule, is swallowed with water. The thin thread of the balloon is left hanging from the outside of the mouth.
X-rays are taken to see if the balloon is in the stomach. The balloon should be close to the top of the stomach called the Fundus. After the control, if the position of the balloon is correct, the balloon is inflated by giving an average of 500 cc of saline fluid from the thread outside the mouth.
Then it is removed by carefully pulling the rope. With the pulling of the thread, the mouth of the balloon will close tightly.
The process takes about 10-15 minutes. The person does not need to be follow-up in the hospital. However, it is recommended to rest at home for 3-4 days until you feel better. It may cause problems such as nausea and vomiting until the stomach gets used to the balloon during this time.
How Long Does A Swallowable Gastric Balloon Have To Stay İn The Stomach?
The swallowable gastric balloon is expected to remain in the stomach for approximately 4 months. During this period, the weight loss process will continue in individuals who pay attention to their diet.
How To Remove A Swallowable Gastric Balloon?
No procedure is required to remove the swallowable gastric balloon. The mouth part opens slowly on its own and the liquid inside is emptied.
The discharge time of the liquid varies between 7 and 10 days. Then, the gastric balloon, which takes the form of a thin silicone, is thrown out with defecation. The balloon is not felt to leave the body.
What Are The Risks Of A Gastric Balloon?
Since the gastric balloon is produced using medical silicone, it does not harm the person. The liquid filled inside is also a physiological liquid that does not cause any harm to health.
However, people may rarely have symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain in the first days. People can get through this period in 3-4 days by resting.
If the individual thinks that he or she cannot tolerate it and experiences severe nausea, which can be seen in 1-2% of the patients, the gastric balloon can be removed from the body immediately under general anesthesia (sedation) with the help of endoscopy.