What to Know About
Gastric Balloon is one of the operations preferred in the treatment of obesity. Another name for the gastric balloon is the stomach balloon. The purpose of the balloon placed in the stomach through endoscopy is to create a feeling of satiety in the stomach. The patient who feels satiety can lose weight in a short time. During this period of 6 to 12 months, the patient can lose weight by regulating his/her eating habits.
The gastric balloon is placed in the stomach using the endoscopy method. The balloon placed in the stomach is inflated with serum and the procedure is easily completed. Some innovative gastric balloons can be inserted into the stomach simply by swallowing. These methods do not require anesthesia and endoscopy procedures. Thanks to these methods developed in the light of innovative technologies, losing weight becomes effortless.
Since the procedure is not a surgical operation, anesthesia is generally not needed, but sedation may be appropriate. In some cases, general anesthesia can also be used. The anesthesia method may vary depending on the patient’s condition and the doctor’s opinion. The process is completed in an average of half an hour. In most cases, the patient is discharged on the same day.
The gastric balloon is removed from the stomach in a period of 6 to 12 months. The patient applies a special diet after the gastric balloon application, which is a temporary method. A gastric balloon diet changes the patient’s eating habits. The patient’s ideal weight is achieved by making significant changes in the patient’s lifestyle.
There are 4 types of gastric balloon methods used today:
- Medsil : Medsil brand gastric balloons can stay in the stomach for 6 months. It is inserted into the stomach via endoscopy. Insertion and removal from the stomach are done under anesthesia.
- Orbera : The Orbera gastric balloon can stay in the stomach for 12 months. It is a reliable method that has been used since 1991. It is preferred because it can stay in the stomach for a long time.
- Elipse : The Elipse gastric balloon is the most commonly used gastric balloon in Turkey. Thanks to its innovative technology, it does not require endoscopy and anesthesia.
- Gastric Balloon Inserted by Swallowing : It is inserted into the stomach by swallowing. It dissolves spontaneously within 5-6 months and is excreted from the body through feces.
- Spatz3 : In the Spatz system, unlike other methods, the balloon volume can be adjusted. It can remain in the stomach for 12 months.
A gastric balloon is not a surgical procedure and is often preferred because it is applied effortlessly in a short time. The patient must be over the age of 18 to apply a gastric balloon. A gastric balloon is suitable for those with a body mass index over 27. A gastric balloon can also be placed on people who do not want to have gastric surgery or who cannot undergo surgery due to various health problems.
Nutrition is important after gastric balloon surgery. Only liquid food consumption is allowed for the first few days after the operation. During this period, grainless beverages such as soup, fruit juice, kefir, and compote are consumed. After a transitional phase of a few days, the patient can gradually begin to consume pureed and solid foods. After gastric balloon surgery, a diet is planned under the control of dietitians and specialist physicians.
To get results from the gastric balloon operation, nutritional habits should be permanently regulated and improved. A protein-based diet program can be created. Fat-free and sugar-free foods should be preferred. Liquids should not be consumed during meals.
Exercises are as important as nutrition after gastric balloon surgery. Exercise is essential for healthy weight loss. Walking for half an hour a day both accelerates weight loss and minimizes the risk of complications related to surgery. If both nutrition and exercise routines are followed, weight loss will continue.
Gastric balloon prices vary according to the method to be used, the physician to be applied, and the hospital. To get information about current prices, it is necessary to be examined by a specialist doctor. Having a gastric balloon in Turkey is more affordable than in other countries. You can fill out the contact form to have a gastric balloon operation and to get more information with the assurance of Clinic Evoy.
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