What is a gastric balloon?
Gastric balloon in Turkey is a simple procedure that does not exceed 30 minutes, by inserting a balloon from the mouth and leaving it in the stomach and then filling it with a substance (gas or liquid) in order to reduce the stomach area so that the patient feels full when eating a quarter of the amount of food he usually eats to feel full quickly.
The balloon does not remain in the stomach for a lifetime, but is a temporary procedure for about six months, during which the patient gets used to eating a small amount of food, thus reducing the weight of the obese. Here is some quick information about the gastric balloon procedure.
|Process Duration||30 minutes|
|Process Purpose||Lose weight|
|Results||Start after 2 weeks – Last for 6 months|
|Cost in Turk Aesthetic||1800 – 2100 EUR|
How is the gastric balloon process done in Turkey?
Gastric balloon for weight loss is a very simple procedure that only takes about 30 minutes under sedation anesthesia using the endoscopic method, the balloon is inserted into the stomach, then the balloon is filled with a special liquid to take an area of about 70% of the stomach volume, so that the feeling of hunger decreases and food intake decreases, even the quantities eaten are few compared to before the procedure. A person can return to his normal life immediately after the operation on the same day, with the need to adhere to the instructions recommended by the doctor.
Who can perform a gastric balloon in Turkey?
- 10 ila 15 hatta 20 kilo gibi kilo vermek isteyenler.
- People who want to lose a limited weight such as 10 to 15 or even 20 kilos.
- Those who are unable to lose weight known as weight stabilization will have a good result after the operation.
- Those who suffer from spinal pain and bone pain due to excess weight can do this operation to get rid of this annoying pain.
- People who do not suffer from any stomach or body problems in general.
Who can not perform a gastric balloon in Turkey?
- People under the age of 20.
- Those with a chronic or contagious disease.
- People who are obese and have more than 25 kilograms of excess weight.
- They have a body mass of more than 40.
- People with stomach ulcer problem can perform gastric balloon after ulcer treatment
- The balloon cannot be considered a solution for those who suffer from excess fat in the body. The balloon does not remove grease, but only helps to lose weight.
The doctor who perform gastric balloon process
Gastric balloon is a procedure performed by highly experienced obesity and general surgeons. No doctor from any other specialty can perform this type of surgery. The center must be reliable with a highly sterile clinical environment, and a highly qualified physician are all things to consider when choosing a hospital or medical center
The procedure is performed under sedation anesthesia of the body. with sedation anesthesia you should stop eating and drinking 6 hours before the operation and there is no need to stay in the hospital. The process takes about 30 minutes.
Gastric balloon procedure steps in Turkey
Time needed: 30 minutes.
The gastric balloon procedure goes through three stages, as other surgeries:
- Before the process
There are some important steps to follow before surgery:
You should tell the doctor if you are allergic to any particular drug or substance.
If you suffer from stomach problems or diseases related to the esophagus, you should definitely notify your doctor.
Inform the doctor of the medicines used periodically.
In order to avoid any unwanted complications, you should stop taking blood thinners a week before the procedure.
Quit smoking and alcohol a week before the procedure.
The doctor performs a sigmoidoscopy to check the health of the stomach before the procedure.
- During the process
The process begins with local anesthesia in addition to giving the patient a nerve sedative that helps to relax so that the muscles of the esophagus do not contract when the endoscope is inserted through the mouth. At the end of the endoscope, a capsule (balloon) is placed and left in the patient’s stomach. Blue in color, a warning to the patient that the balloon is perforated and expired, or it may be filled with a light gas, the operation ends after that and there is no need to stay in the hospital.
- After the process
After giving the instructions to be adhered to after the procedure, you can leave the hospital on the same day after the effects of the anesthesia have completely disappeared, and it is preferable to be accompanied by a relative or friend when leaving the hospital. It is also recommended not to drive after the operation. You should also follow a diet that contains fiber and protein.
Gastric balloon types in Turkey
The types of stomach balloons vary according to the length of time they remain inside the stomach, some types remain for 6 months of time, and others remain for a longer period of about 12 months. However, the gastric balloon of all kinds is common to the fact that the period of time in which it remains in the stomach is only temporary and not permanent. Also, the types of gastric balloon differ according to the material of the balloon. Some balloons are made of silicone and others are made of polyurethane. The types also differ according to the substance that is injected into the balloon to increase its size inside the stomach. Some types are injected with liquids and others are injected with gas. All types share the procedure and are usually laparoscopic. Here are the names of the most common types:
- Orbera balloon
- ReShape Balloon
- Obalon balloon
Gastric balloon aftercare instructions
- Start eating and drinking 2-3 hours after the operation.
- Avoid solid foods on the first day.
- You must follow the diet program provided by the doctor after the gastric balloon.
- Avoid eating fatty and carbohydrate foods and acidic drinks.
- Stay away from cigarettes, hookah and alcohol.
- Full compliance with all instructions given by the doctor.
Advantages and disadvantages
The most important and desired effect of the gastric balloon is weight loss from 10 to 15 kilograms, and in the case of a healthy diet it can reach 20 kilograms. A healthy and slim body is obtained, thus increasing the person’s self-confidence through a simple procedure away from surgery, complications and high cost.
Although there are no significant drawbacks to the gastric balloon procedure, it is worth noting that if the person does not follow the instructions given with the diet program, he will not be able to lose the weight he wants. The balloon may also be punctured as a result of non-compliance with the doctor’s instructions, thus not achieving the desired results.
The balloon can cause problems for people who suffer from allergies, as the patient may feel uncomfortable in the stomach and nausea in the first period.
Gastric balloon in Turkey – Istanbul
Turkey in general, and Istanbul in particular, is the destination of many tourists who visit Turkey for treatment and tourism at the same time because of its many advantages such as the many options, the expertise of doctors and the quality of healthcare. The gastric balloon is one of the most important options available for weight loss in Turkey, and its price ranges between 1800 euros and 2100euros, depending on each center and the details of the operation.
Gastric balloon cost in Turkey – Istanbul
The cost of gastric balloon in Turkey varies from place to place according to several things:
- The name of the medical center or hospital.
- Doctor’s experience.
- The type of balloon used
- Additional services, as some centers offer packages that include treatment, accommodation, and transportation.
In Turk Aesthetic Istanbul, the cost of the gastric balloon procedure is from 1800-2100euros
You can contact the Turk Aesthetic team on the contact page to request the cost of the treatment package with accommodation and transportation.
FAQ – Stomach Balloon in Turkey Istanbul
The goal of the procedure is to lose excess weight and get a fitter body.
Anyone who has a strong desire to eat, has a stable weight, or has pain in his bones and has a weight of more than 20 kg.
The procedure is very simple and can be done in less than 30 minutes, and the person can return to their normal life in the same day.
No, it is an easy procedure that will not endanger your life.
You can lose 10 to 15 kilograms on average, and people who follow the diet program and the instructions given by the doctor can lose up to 20 kilograms.
The result begins after a week and ends at the end of the sixth month or the 12th month, according to the type of balloon.
The patient does not feel pain during the completion of the gastric balloon, thanks to the temporary anesthesia of the body and a nerve sedative that reduces the feeling of spasm.
Doctors do not recommend repeating the gastric balloon procedure because repeating it may lead to unwanted complications.
Doctors do not recommend that soft drinks be a source of fluid in the body, but rather rely on water and natural juices, and soft drinks cause damage to the balloon.
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