WHAT IS GASTRIC BALLOON?
Gastric balloon is a balloon that is placed in stomach endoscopically and enables the patient to get full early and comply with the diet by taking up space in the stomach.
Who Can Have Gastric Balloon Procedure?
This procedure is suitable for patients aged 18-55 with a body mass index above 27 who cannot lose weight despite dieting.
Who Should Not Have Gastric Balloon Procedure?
Gastric Balloon Procedure is not suitable for patients who have a severe stomach ulcer, have had part or all their stomach removed, patients with significant gastric hernia.
Are There Any Harm And Side Effects Of Gastric Balloon?
Symptoms of nausea and vomiting may be observed in the first week after gastric balloon procedure. In addition, side effects that will affect your daily life and health adversely are unlikely. If the complaints of abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting do not regress within a week, the balloon may rarely need to be removed. This condition is regarded as the stomach refusing the balloon.
Will There Be A Stitch Scar When You Get A Gastric Balloon?
The Gastric Balloon procedure is an endoscopically administered procedure and the balloon is inserted through the mouth and placed in the stomach, so stitches, wounds, etc. are not in question.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Many Days Does a Patient Stay In The Hospital After a Gastric Balloon Is Inserted?
Gastric Balloon is inserted in a 15-minute procedure and you will have left the hospital in 1-2 hours. There is no need for hospital stay and you can get back to your normal routine on the same day.
What Is The Gastric Balloon Inflated With?
The gastric balloon is inflated with a special blue-coloured liquid. The purpose of this liquid is to warn you if there is a leak in the balloon by turning your urine into a blue-green colour.
Is It Necessary to Follow A Diet When Gastric Balloon Is Inserted?
The patients who have gastric balloon procedures have to follow a special 10-day diet after the procedure and we provide a healthy nutrition programme after that. The gastric balloon is administered to help you comply with this programme more easily.
Does The Gastric Balloon Burst?
The gastric balloons we use are balloons made of high-quality and solid materials that have passed the necessary quality tests. These balloons are unlikely to burst. In very rare cases, the balloon may leak. In this case, the leak may be easily detected with your urine turning blue-green colour.
How Long Does The Gastric Balloon Stay In Stomach?
Gastric balloons have many types. These are 3-months, 6-months, and 1-year balloons and swallowable balloons. In this respect, we decide in pre-interview on which type of balloon is suitable for you in terms of patient compliance and to ensure required weight loss. We are able to administer all of these balloon types. Our purpose is to ensure that you have the healthy body you have dreamed of, free from the extra weight.
Does the Gastric Balloon Definitely Cause Weight Loss?
A Gastric balloon is being placed into your stomach does not mean you will lose weight. The purpose of gastric balloon is to create satiation and help you to comply with the diet more easily. If you keep overeating and force yourself to eat more instead of complying with the diet and the programme given to you, it is not possible for us to help you. For this reason, it is very important for the patients who wish to undergo this procedure to be ready and follow the programme provided to them.