What is Gastric Balloon?
Gastric balloon is a type of weight loss method that is suitable for people who cannot lose weight with diet. Thanks to the balloon placed in the stomach of the patient and the balloon that increases the feeling of satiety, the patients can diet more easily and lose weight.
How Does Gastric Balloon Work?
Gastric balloon takes up space in the stomach, making the patient feel less hungry than usual. The balloon is large enough to affect the secretion of hunger hormone in the stomach. This includes more successful weight loss results with an easier diet.
Who Is Gastric Balloon Suitable For?
Gastric balloon is suitable for patients with a body mass index of at least 27. The age range should be between 18-65. Most of the time, it is used only as a weight loss treatment, but sometimes it can be preferred for weight loss before weight loss surgeries. You can also send us a message to find out if you are suitable for gastric balloon treatment.
Is Gastric Balloon Risky?
About one-third of patients experience pain and nausea right away after having an intragastric balloon inserted. However, following balloon installation, these symptoms often only persist for a few days. The majority of the time, oral drugs used at home can control these symptoms.
Although extremely unlikely, placing an gastric balloon may have negative side effects. If you experience nausea, vomiting, or abdominal pain following surgery, call your doctor right once.
Balloon deflation is a potential concern. There is also a chance that the balloon could pass through your digestive tract if it deflates. This may result in a blockage, which may necessitate further treatment or surgery to remove the device.
Gastric Balloon Side Effects
Gastric balloon, most of the time does not have any side effects. It only causes stomach pain and nausea. In addition, you do not need to wait for a side effect after the treatment. If you are planning to receive gastric balloon treatment, you can be sure that it is a very comfortable treatment.
Is Gastric Balloon Painful?
During gastric balloon treatment, you will be under sedation. Therefore, you will not feel any pain. If you use the drugs prescribed by your doctor after the treatment, you will not have any complaints other than a little nausea.
What are the benefits of a gastric balloon?
After Dotkor puts you to sleep, it will enter your mouth with an endoscopy device. There will be a camera at the end of this device. When the appropriate point is reached, the balloon will begin to inflate with the device. After the balloon, which is sufficiently inflated in your stomach, is left there, the endoscopy device will be removed from your stomach. Thus, the transaction will be completed.
How Many Weights Can You Lose With Gastric Balloon?
Gastric balloon is a method that makes it easier for hatsas to diet. The balloon in the stomach will keep the patient full. This will directly facilitate the diet. How much weight the patient will lose depends entirely on the patient himself. Although the balloon gives the patient a feeling of fullness, if the patient continues to eat, it will not be right to expect a great weight loss. However, a patient who cares about his diet can lose up to 20 kilograms on average.
How to Remove Gastric Balloon?
The gastric balloon is removed as it is inserted. The location of the balloon is determined with the endoscopy device that is lowered into your stomach. Once lowered there, it is slowly removed.
Are there any alternatives to gastric balloons?
Of course, there are alternatives to gastric balloon treatment. Gastric botox. Gastric botox treatment is done with endoscopy just like in balloon treatment. The endoscopy device helps to inject botox this time instead of inserting a balloon into the stomach. Here, the way it works is different. Instead of keeping the patient full, it digests the food that the patient eats more slowly. This prolongs the toughness period.