Although gastric balloon surapplication is not a surgical operation, it is applied professionally in our clinic to help patients reach their ideal weight. Gastric balloons are separated from each other at 6 months or 12 months. At the same time, brands also vary, and it is important to make the right choices according to the weight status of the patient during the selection phase.
When the gastric balloon is placed in the stomach, satiety is maintained for a long time and eating habits change in the short term. Patients who reduce their portions over time can reach their ideal weight within an average of 6 months. However, during this period, diet should be done, and if possible, weight should be lost in a healthy way with sports.
Gastric Balloon Prices 2023 -6 Months
10 min procedure time non-surgical
Gastric Balloon Prices 2023 – 12 Months
10 min procedure time non-surgical
|Gastric Balloon Advantages||Gastric Balloon Disadvantages|
|Weight loss of 20 pounds or more.||It is not enough to lose weight alone. You need to follow your diet program.|
|15 min application time||Nausea or vomiting may occur in the first days.|
|There is no incision or surgical intervention.||Less weight is lost compared to sleeve gastrectomy surgery.|
|The price is suitable for obesity surgeries.|
What is a Gastric Balloon?
Gastric balloons are silicone balloons and can be inflated to a volume of 400-700 cc after insertion into the stomach. It is a widely preferred method of weight loss today. It is a suitable solution for people who want to lose weight without surgery and without exercise. However, it is not permanent and its purpose is to regulate eating habits. In the stomach where the gastric balloon is placed, a feeling of fullness is provided for a long time and nutritional habits such as snacks can be abandoned.
Since people’s eating habits will change after the application, it can be seen as a kind of helper to diet. There are diet lists prepared for patients, and the duration of weight loss varies according to their health status and current weight. Since the types of balloons differ, care is taken to choose the most suitable brands for the patients.
Among the commonly used brands are Medsil, Spatz, Orbera, Elipse. Medsil is a balloon that can stay in the stomach for up to 6 months and is placed orally using endoscopic methods. Unlike other balloon brands, Spatz is a brand whose volume can be adjusted and it is possible to use it for 12 months. Elipse does not require endoscopy and anesthesia, it is inflated by swallowing and is excreted through the stool after an average of 5 months.
To Whom Can It Be Applied?
Gastric balloons are silicone balloons developed to aid weight loss. It takes up space in the stomach and provides a quicker feeling of fullness. When dieting is done together, nutritional habits change and extremely successful results are obtained in terms of rapid weight loss. If people do not want to have surgery to lose weight and do not have a high enough weight to have surgery, this method is applied. It is not applied in the following cases, as gastric balloon may cause harm;
- Stomach ulcer
- large stomach hernia
- Inability to lose weight with diet and exercise
Since it is not a surgical operation, the harms are very low. However, attention should be paid to whom it can be applied to, and all necessary examinations should be performed on the patients. As Clinic Care Center, we practice professionally and get extremely successful results.
How is it attached?
The methods applied for gastric balloon insertion vary according to the brands of the balloons. Some need to be swallowed while some are inserted endoscopically. In this process, balloon brands are selected according to the health status and wishes of our patients. Depending on the balloon brands, it can be used for 6 months or 12 months.
If patients need to diet with a balloon in the long term, it is more reasonable to turn to brands that are suitable for 12 months of use. Anesthesia is applied in balloons inserted by endoscopic methods. Swallowable gastric balloons do not require anesthesia and endoscopic intervention. It is inflated after the patient swallows, and is excreted through the feces. In our clinic, which closely follows the developments in the health sector, the ways in which the most successful results can be obtained are followed.
Is Gastric Balloon Harmful?
The processes in which the gastric balloon began to be used for weight loss are quite recent. The risk of complications in these treatments, which were defined as a result of long and systematic studies, is very low. Among the risks of gastric balloon are the following effects that develop after the application;
- stomach cramp
- Stomache ache
These symptoms appear to go away on their own, as are rare effects. Ulcer is the least common complication among complications. If it is seen, the balloon should be removed and ulcer treatment should be applied. Apart from this, there is no direct harm to human health, and since there are no surgical procedures, it does not affect the quality of life. During the application day, people can continue their daily lives.
What should be the diet after the application?
The purpose of producing gastric balloons is to occupy space in the stomach and suppress the feeling of hunger. In other words, gastric balloon is not a treatment that will help you lose weight directly. Since there is no permanent and definitive solution, first of all, patients should enter a weight loss diet. People who have difficulty in dieting under normal conditions adapt to their diet lists in a short time because they feel full thanks to the balloon.
When you start to feel full in a short time with less food, your portions get smaller over time and your eating habits change completely. Since you will get used to eating less in the long run, you can now start to continue your life in this way. Many people continued to practice the eating habits that they gained with the balloon, even when the balloon came out. You can reach your desired weight in a short time as you can diet without difficulty.
How Many Weight Is Required for Insertion of the Gastric Balloon?
As with other weight loss treatments, it is not necessary to be over a certain weight for the gastric balloon to be inserted. Since there is no weight scale, it is a process that can be applied to every person. It is not used only in case of pregnancy, in people with stomach diseases. Apart from this, there is no condition that will prevent treatment. Successful results have been observed in people who cannot lose weight with exercise or diet.
The weight of the patient is not an important factor for the placement of gastric balloons. However, it is only a process that helps to lose weight, it is not a permanent and definitive treatment method. People with severe obesity are generally recommended gastric bypass surgeries, not gastric balloons. People to whom gastric balloons are applied are patients whose weight is not sufficient to undergo surgery.
How to Lose Weight After Application?
In order to understand the weight loss process after the application, first of all, it is necessary to have information about the structure of the gastric balloons. Balloons have a silicone structure and occupy an important place in the stomach. After the gastric balloon is placed, a part of the stomach is full and it is even possible to feel full with half of the foods you normally consume.
Expert dietitians are employed in our clinic to help you reach the weight loss stage. First of all, you should not eat less than necessary, you should consume at least 3 meals a day. These meals should have sufficient protein and carbohydrates. Continuing to have a deficient and unhealthy diet may prevent weight loss as well as lead to excessive weight loss and nutritional problems.
You should adapt to the diet lists prepared under the control of a doctor, and you should turn to foods such as herbal teas that will relieve your stomach. If you have difficulty in dieting, you can always contact our clinic, get psychological support and request the reorganization of the lists. Since it is not healthy to lose your desired weight in the short term, you should be patient and stay away from factors that will put your health at risk.
How Many Kilos Can Be Lost in 1 Month?
It is not correct to give exact numbers for weight loss with a gastric balloon. Diet lists are prepared according to the health status, current weight and targeted weight of the patients. Therefore, every patient should not experience a steady weight loss within 1 month. For example, if there is a serious obesity, it is possible for patients to lose up to 80 kilos with the right diet lists. However, these diet lists should definitely not be used for a patient with an average of 30 overweight.
The weight you can lose in 1 month is sent to you together with the lists prepared by our dieticians. When applied correctly, the targeted weight is reached within an average of 6 months. If necessary, a 12-month treatment period can also be followed. Since your weight monitoring will be carried out regularly by our specialist physicians, otherwise, immediate intervention will be made and all necessary precautions will be taken for you to lead a healthy life.
Could a Gastric Balloon Have Burst?
Gastric balloon is a recently developed weight loss treatment that has been approved after serious studies. For this reason, any brand that will have the risk of harming human health is not used in clinics. As Clinic Care Center, we prefer quality and leading brands. There is no explosion and the process of removal from the stomach varies according to the brands.
Rumors of bursting of gastric balloons are a rare complication of perforation. This occurs when there is a high level of acid in the stomach. Since we carry out serious health checks on our patients, we keep this probability close to zero, and in case of possible risks, we prevent damage with immediate intervention.
Is Removal of the Gastric Balloon Possible?
The fact that gastric balloons are not surgical operations has made it possible to return them within the desired time. If the desired weight is achieved in a shorter time than the given time, gastric balloons can be removed. There is no obligation to wait 6 months or 12 months for removal. When complications occur in patients, operations are performed to remove gastric balloons.
Removal time is extremely easy and takes an average of 15 minutes. No side effects are seen when the balloon is removed. Only the diet should be paid attention to, and the correct eating habits should be continued in order not to gain weight again.
Is Weight Put On When The Balloon Is Removed?
One of the most curious subjects is whether weight will be gained if the gastric balloons are removed. This treatment is not a permanent and definitive weight loss treatment. It only helps to reach the feeling of satiety with less food while dieting. When it leaves the stomach, the diet may be disrupted because the stomach is completely empty. More food may be needed to feel full. In this case, the important thing is to continue the nutritional habits gained with the balloon.
If you want to maintain your weight when the gastric balloons are removed, you should evaluate this process well. You should exercise and keep in mind the portions you should consume. When the balloon comes out, your portions will increase, but when you make a habit of doing sports, you can prevent weight gain. Experts recommend dieting after the gastric balloons are removed, and this process should be made a lifestyle.
Can You Do Sports With a Gastric Balloon?
There is no harm in doing sports with a gastric balloon, and it is extremely beneficial for healthy weight loss. Our physicians do not recommend exercising in the first few days when the gastric balloon is placed. However, after a week, you can start exercising regularly. You can head to the area you want such as walking, yoga, fitness, and you can easily do sports that will make you feel better.
When the sports habit is gained, the risk of weight gain will be eliminated if the balloons are removed. At the same time, there is a possibility of sagging in the body as weight is lost in such a short time as 6 months. When you lose weight with sports, you will feel better physically, as there is no such thing as sagging.
How Many Months Should Gastric Balloons Stay?
How many months gastric balloons will remain in the stomach should be determined by specialist physicians. In the determination phase, factors such as the patient’s weight and health status are taken into account. Along with the balloons that need to stay in the stomach for 6 months, there are also brands that don’t mind staying 12 months. Clinic care center healthy and high quality gastric balloon brands are used that can benefit every person and remain in the stomach for the longest 12 months.
How painful is a gastric balloon?
Discomfort You may have a sore throat for a short time. About one third of patients experience pain, nausea or discomfort in the first few days. Over-the-counter painkillers usually help.
Who Cannot have a gastric balloon?
The Gastric Balloon Procedure is not suitable for patients with severe gastric ulcers, patients who have had part or all of their stomach removed, patients with significant gastric hernia.
Can you fly with a gastric balloon?
Yes, you can fly with a stomach balloon. Commercial airplanes maintain normal air pressure, which means there is no problem traveling at high altitudes with a stomach balloon – people do it all the time. Rest assured that your balloon will not deflate or burst, if that is one of your concerns.
Is gastric balloon a good idea?
The gastric balloon procedure can be particularly useful for people who are considered overweight for a vital surgery. Using the balloon to successfully lose weight before surgery can also help reduce the risks associated with surgical procedures in overweight patients.
Is gastric balloon better than gastric sleeve?
In general, there are fewer complications and the risk of complications is lower with balloon deployment. Recovery is also generally slower with more invasive procedures.