Gastric Balloon Surgery

Gastric Balloon Surgery

Gastric Balloon Surgery

Average length of stay 2 days
Length of stay in hospital -
Operation duration 30 min
Anesthesia Sedation
Recovery duration 1 week

Detailed Guide to Gastric Balloon Surgery in Turkey

Gastric balloon placement is a weight-loss surgery that involves placing a saline-filled silicone balloon in your stomach. With the help of this surgery, it'll help you lose weight by limiting how much you can eat, and you'll feel full. 

If you are worried about your weight and diet or exercise that didn't work for you, you can think of gastric balloon surgery as an option.

As with other weight-loss surgeries, gastric balloon surgery requires a commitment to a healthier lifestyle. To help maintain the surgery's long-term success, you need to make permanent and healthy changes in your diet and exercise regularly.
The Benefits of Gastric Balloon Surgery

Placing the stomach balloon helps you lose weight. Such surgeries can potentially lower your risk of serious weight-related health problems, such as:

•    Gastroesophageal reflux disease
•    Type 2 diabetes
•    Obstructive sleep apnea
•    Heart disease or stroke
•    Hypertension
•    Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease or non-alcoholic steatohepatitis

Intra-gastric balloon placement and other weight loss procedures or surgeries are usually done after losing weight by adopting an exercise habit and healthy diet.

Who Can Get a Gastric Balloon Surgery

If you are considering getting gastric balloon surgery and meet these criteria, you can undergo this procedure:

•    If your body mass index is between 30-40,
•    If you are willing to make healthy lifestyle changes, receive a regular medical follow-up, and participate in behavioral therapy.
•    If you have not had stomach or esophagus surgery before,

After your doctor makes a screening test to see if this surgery will work for you, he will decide whether an intragastric balloon surgery is a right choice.

Does Gastric Balloon Surgery Have Any Side-effects?

The side effects can be;
•    Pain 
•    Nausea 
However, these side effects only last for a few days after the balloon is placed. You can manage these side effects, usually with medication prescribed by your doctor.

Overall, make sure your doctor inform you in detail about the side effects.
Serious risks are rare after intragastric balloon insertion. However, if any nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain occur after surgery, call your doctor right away. 

Step by Step Guide to Gastric Balloon Surgery

The preparation for the surgery

If a gastric balloon will be placed in your stomach, our healthcare team will give you specific instructions on preparing for surgery. Before the operation, you need to have various tests and examinations.

You need to limit what you eat, drink and take medications during the period leading up to the surgery. You must also start a physical activity program.

What to expect during the procedure

Intragastric balloon surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure in an endoscopy unit. Anesthesia is applied in this surgery.

The doctor advances a catheter with intra-gastric balloon down your throat and to your stomach during the procedure. Then, your doctor advances an endoscope down your throat to your stomach. This endoscope allows your doctor to see the balloon while filling it with saline.
The process takes about half an hour, and you can go home one to two hours after the procedure is over. 

What to expect after the surgery

You can consume small amounts of liquid food or drink about six hours after the procedure. The liquid diet usually continues until the beginning of the second week, when you can start eating soft foods. You can start eating normal food about three weeks after the gastric balloon is inserted.

Gastric balloons are left in place for up to 6 months and then removed with an endoscope. A new balloon may be placed depending on the plan that you decided with your doctor. To continue your life healthily, you will frequently meet with your nutritionist after surgery.

Gastric Balloon Surgery Outcome

With the intragastric balloon, you will feel full faster than when you usually eat, which means you will eat less. Also, the weight you lose depends on changing your lifestyle habits, including diet and exercise.

Based on a summary of available treatments, approximately 7% to 15% of body weight loss over the six months after intragastric balloon placement is typical. Total excess weight loss can range from 30% to 47%.

How Much Does Gastric Balloon Surgery Cost in Turkey?

With its strong healthcare system, Turkey is one of the top countries for medical tourism. Therefore, Turkey is a convenient destination for weight loss surgery if you think that you are considering having surgery and gastric sleeve surgery abroad.

You can leave your phone number to us on our website, and the Medco HealthCo team will get in touch with you to draw up a free treatment plan and cost estimate.



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