Intragastric Balloon in Turkey

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Intragastric Balloon in Turkey

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Intragastric Balloon Surgery in Turkey

Stats in 2020 shows Turkey to be the most popular country in all kinds of cosmetic procedures, and it is easier to obtain gastric balloons in Turkey, at a cheaper cost, simply because average wages in the US or the UK and Europe play a major role.
Gastric balloon surgery is the simplest obesity surgery. But although it is simple, it is very important for the patient’s health to perform the operation safely. Because the material used in the operation, the experience of the surgeon and the hygiene of the clinic affect the operation. Gastric balloon surgery in Turkey will be your most reliable choice in this sense. If you are looking for a cheap, safe and comfortable country, Turkey is ideal for you. It is a country with very successful references on Gastric balloon.

Intragastric Balloon Procedure

The balloon is endoscopically inserted into the stomach. The procedure takes about 20 to 25 minutes. First, a diagnostic endoscopy is performed to ensure that you do not have any medical condition that may prevent the placement of the balloon (such as an ulcer). If no abnormality is observed, a soft, deflated balloon made of silicone elastomer-based material is placed into the stomach. Once the balloon is placed into your stomach, it is filled with a blue liquid via a filling tube (catheter) attached to the balloon and the procedure is completed. The balloon starts floating freely within the stomach.
The procedure is performed under sedation to ensure patient comfort and the patient is awakened immediately after the procedure and is discharged from the hospital after a 2- hour observation period in the ward.
Weight loss in the patient group in which balloon was placed was 7% of body weight over a short period, compared to about 3% in the other group. Intragastric balloon group was assessed after two years of the intervention to find that they had lost 25% of their weight. Other statistical studies reported 33% of excess weight loss in patients treated with intragastric balloon.

Intragastric Balloon Method

As in the case of gastric banding, gastric balloon is a completely restrictive procedure that restricts the amount of food a patient can eat before feeling full, without causing any complications, such as poor absorption or malnutrition, as in some other bariatric procedures used to treat obesity.
Gastric Balloon in Turkey system consists of a soft, expandable balloon, a placement tube and a filling system. Intragastric balloon is too big to pass into the gut and leads to a relatively long-term feeling of fullness with smaller food portions. In general, intragastric balloon placement significantly reduces portion sizes and helps you to achieve your long-term weight loss goals.
The gastric balloon placement is a minimally invasive, non-surgical and outpatient procedure and those are also the main advantages of the procedure.
Long-term weight loss may occur once the patient adopts healthy eating habits. Long-term weight loss may improve already existing health conditions such as obesity- associated diabetes, hypertension and sleep apnoea and promotes self-esteem and self-respect.
Intragastric balloon is an adjunctive method designed to help weight loss with diet. Overweight people with a body mass index higher than 25 kg/m², who have a prior history of failed attempts of losing weight with diet and exercises, who lost their motivation to diet or do not prefer surgical interventions are eligible for intragastric balloon placement. In addition, this procedure may be beneficial particularly for those who are considered to be too overweight to undergo major surgeries. The use of the balloon to lose weight before a major surgery may help reducing surgical risks associated with overweight.
Some of the side effects that can occur after intragastric balloon placement are nausea, and sometimes vomiting. In some patients, the balloon can leak, and this can lead to faster shrinkage of the balloon.
To address the balloon leaking problem, the balloon is often filled with a saline solution that contains a blue dye, when the urine changes to blue or sometimes to green, this shows that there is a balloon leak, and you need to see the doctor to remove it before it can slide into the small intestine.
The problem of balloon leak has been solved with the new generation of intragastric balloons, as a new kind of stomach balloons, called ReShape, has emerged, which is a dual balloon system, meaning that if one of the two leaks, the other balloon remains intact to prevent any complications.

Risks of An Intragastric Balloon

İntragastric balloons are safely used worldwide in individuals with obesity or overweight. Complications are very rare and may be easily treated. Nausea, vomiting and cramps may occur during the first 2 or 3 days after the placement of the balloon. Certain medications are prescribed prior to hospital discharge to prevent such complications from occurring. Such symptoms disappear after the first 2 or 3 days.

Painless Surgery

In the first 48 hours the gastric balloon can irritate the muscle of the stomach wall causing griping pains. This usually settles over the first few days and a liquid diet can help minimize these symptoms. Pain killers will be provide whilst your stay in hospital to minimize the pain also the team and staff is always there to for your assistance in any matter.

Intragastric Balloon Cost in Turkey.

Gastric balloons are cheaper in Turkey than in most European Countries and the US. Not only cheaper but the facilities are also better and same as international standards. For more information, please contact us.

It is not permanent it will stay in stomach for six months deflated and replaced if necessary, to achieve the optimal results.

Through endoscopy the ingastric balloon will be placed in stomach then filled with saline solution with syringe it minimize the food intake and help reduce in weight.

If your weight Body Mass Index is over 27 BMI, then you are eligible for ingastric balloon.

The cost of ORBERA depends upon the individual preference of location generally it cost less in Turkey compare to other countries that provide same treatment with fewer services.

It is not covered by insurance often, as it is considered to be an aesthetic weight loss procedure. However, some physicians and clinics offer financing option. Contact us for more details.

There are several studies have been done so far there is no evidence that suggest that it cause cancer.

There are several studies have been done so far there is no evidence that suggest that it cause cancer.

As the surgery has been done by endoscopically rather than making any incision there is no scar appears on the body.

It is found to be the safest among all mainly because the ingastric balloon has been removed after 6 months.

It is not as painful as other surgeries due to it do not require any incision. However, you may feel a slight discomfort when the procedure is going on.

One should consider the ingastric balloon for weight loss as it is completely safe and provide results early.

It is very rare that ingastric balloon will fail or burst. Always prefer to get treated with specialist surgeon or physician.

If your BMI is over 27 you can have an ingastric balloon placed in your stomach, Age is not a concern when getting treatment done.