Gastric Balloon

Average Length of Stay
3 Days
Length of Stay in Hospital
0 Day
Operation Duration
1 Hour
Anesthesia
General Sedation
Recovery Duration
3 Days

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What is Gastric Balloon surgery?

Gastric balloon is a non-surgical weight loss treatment that offers a convenient and a less-invasive alternative to surgical bariatric treatments. It's an FDA approved device that gets inserted in the stomach by using only endoscopic methods without performing a surgery. 

This procedure is an option if you're overweight or obese, and diet and exercise have not worked for you. Also, sometimes it can be used if BMI of the patients is not eligible for performing any bariatric surgery. With the gastric balloon weight loss Turkey program, patients can expect to lose around 30% of their excess weight in 6 months to 1 year. The gastric balloon is made of soft silicon specifically designed to help patients lose weight by making less room for food. As it is done as the other types of weight loss operations, gastric balloon procedure requires a commitment to following a healthier lifestyle. You need to make permanent healthy changes to your life and get regular exercises to help ensure the long-term success of the gastric balloon operation.

Good candidates for gastric balloon weight loss in Turkey 

The gastric balloon operation helps you to lose weight. Losing weight can reduce your risk of serious weight-related health problems, including:

  • Heart disease and stroke
  • High blood pressure
  • Sleep apnea
  • Type 2 diabetes

Gastric balloon and other weight-loss procedures are typically done after you have tried to lose weight by following a healthy diet and exercise habits but not succeeded.

You can be a good gastric balloon surgery candidate if:

  • Your body mass index (BMI) is between 30 and 40.
  • You are willing to commit to healthy lifestyle changes and regular medical follow-up, as well as to participate in behavioural therapy.
  • You have not had any previous stomach surgery.

Important note: Gastric balloon operation cannot be the right choice for everyone who is overweight. Your doctor will decide which procedure might be beneficial for you after examining your health and conditions.

Gastric balloon Turkey procedure 

While you are sedated, your assigned weight loss specialist will place a soft balloon (about the size of a grapefruit) in the stomach through the mouth, using an endoscope. The balloon is then filled with saline to give that feeling of fullness—allowing you to control your portion sizes. Once filled, the tube is removed gently and a balloon is left in the stomach. After 6 months to a year, depending on each patient’s unique needs, the balloon is removed the same way it was inserted using an endoscopy. Our weight loss experts in Turkey will continue to guide you towards maintaining a healthy lifestyle in your nutrition and activity. The weight loss program they will develop will be vital to help you overcome the challenge of achieving your ideal weight. 

Gastric balloon recovery 

Gastric balloon is a fairly simple and straightforward weight loss treatment in Turkey. Recovering from gastric balloon is quick as there are no incisions involved in the treatment.

These situations below can be seen after the gastric balloon surgery:

  • Nausea
  • Stomachache

*These symptoms can be treated with oral medications.

Cost of gastric balloon in Turkey

Patients travelling abroad for gastric balloon or other weight loss surgery treatments can reap bountiful benefits. The cost of gastric balloon in Turkey is immensely affordable as opposed to the price of weight loss surgery in the UK. The lower cost of living in Turkey, the high exchange rate of English Pound to Turkish Lira allow UK patients to save up to 70 percent on their bariatric surgery.   

Other bariatric surgery Turkey treatments 

Our experience weight loss experts in Turkey are fully committed to providing individuals suffering from morbid obesity with viable treatment options that can help them lose weight and improve their quality of life. We offer a full spectrum of bariatric surgery care comprising of surgical and non-surgical treatments designed to suit your weight loss goals and unique medical condition.

Gastric bypass Turkey 

Gastric bypass surgery in Turkey is a surgical weight loss treatment—which involves reducing the size of the stomach, then attaching part of the small intestine as a means to allow food to bypass most of the stomach so that the body absorbs fewer calories when you consume food. As such the smaller stomach will feel easily full with small quantities of food.

Gastric sleeve Turkey 

Gastric sleeve, also known as sleeve gastrectomy, is a bariatric surgery in Turkey that involves only the stomach. The weight loss treatment does not involve surgery on the intestine. It is a restrictive procedure where the capacity of the stomach is greatly reduced to about 75% in order to help in maintaining long-term weight loss. A gastric sleeve works by permanently removing a large part of the stomach. 

Frequently Asked Questions Gastric Balloon

1.How much weight can I lose with gastric balloon?

The amount of weight you lose depends on how diligently you follow the diet and recommendations of your doctor. 

You will have two trips for gastric balloon: in the first one, the balloon will be inserted and the second one is for balloon removal. Gastric balloon insertion will take 20-30 minutes but patients usually stay for at least 3-4 days to be monitored. After balloon insertion, in the first two weeks, patients will have a liquid diet but most of the patients do not feel hungry. After 2 weeks, patients may start eating regular food. After 4-6 weeks, patients will gradually be able to increase the amount they eat. But patients will get full very easily. After 6 or 12 months, patients may come to the hospital for removal of the gastric balloon and the procedure may take around 15 minutes. 

All sports activities can be resumed 3 weeks after insertion of gastric balloon.