Gastric Balloon is an alternative weight loss treatment for patients who can’t or won’t undergo a surgical procedure. Using Endoscopy, an inflatable balloon is temporarily placed into the stomach to create a sense of fullness and limit the amount of food the stomach can hold. The Gastric Balloon is removed with Endoscopy again after 6 or 12 months, depending on the material used. Gastric Balloons are an effective method to loose weight for patients who can’t seem to benefit from exercise and a healthy diet.
Before Gastric Balloon Procedure in Turkey
The surgeon will evaluate the overall health and medical history of the patient. Various lab test and examinations might be required. Prior to surgery, there might be restrictions on what the patient eats and drinks. Similarly, medications used by the patient might be replaced with alternatives.
During Gastric Balloon Procedure in Turkey
Using a catheter, the doctor places the gastric balloon down the throat into the stomach. Following the placement, the doctor observes the position and size of the balloon using an Endoscope, a flexible tube with a camera. The balloon is filled with saline or another special solution until it reached the planned size at the desired position.
After Gastric Balloon Procedure in Turkey
Patients can normally go home in a few hours after the procedure. Small amounts of liquid can be consumed in a few hours. A liquid diet is recommended for the first week. On the second week, the patient can start consuming soft foods. On the third week, patients can get back to eating normally.
Who are good candidates for Gastric Balloon in Turkey?
- Body Mass Index (BMI) 30 or higher
- Committed to lifestyle change
- Has health problems such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or any weight related disease
- Want to reduce risks of hearth diseases, sleep apnea, high blood pressure and cholesterol, type 2 diabetes etc.