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Why Gastric Balloon?
Many people complain of obesity, although they exercise regularly and constantly change their diet and stay away from sugar. Whatever your outward appearance, your quality of life is always affected by this situation. Gastric balloon surgery; is an oval capsule placed by a specialist by gastroscopy.
This is then generally filled with a suitable material such as a gas or air mixture, or a saline solution. Since the gastric balloon operation is a small operation that lasts only about 30 minutes, it is applied on the same day.
The stomach balloon is taken by a specialist doctor about 3-6 months later to avoid risks. This is particularly necessary because it can cause the possible effects of gastric mucosa, which can cause nausea, abdominal pain, and vomiting. When the gastric balloon is empty, it is placed by an oral route through the mouth and esophagus.
This process takes place on the basis of outpatient treatment and only a laryngeal anesthetics are performed. When the balloon is placed in the stomach, it is filled with a saline solution through a small tube. A self-sealing valve in the stomach balloon automatically closes and allows the hose to be removed again.
How long does the surgery take?
The procedure takes about 20 to 30 minutes, and you may be discharged after a short amount of time. The removal process is done by mouth without any complications. The throat is again under anesthesia and placed in a probe to empty the balloon. Then, it is removed in an empty way exactly as it was placed.
What is Gastric Balloon Surgery?
The elastic and soft silicone balloon is placed at the upper end of the stomach and filled with saline solution. It freely circulates the stomach and creates more feelings of satiety by natural means. It can stay in the stomach for up to six months.
A balloon that is placed into the stomach by means of the body (stomach to contact of the balloon with sensors) is given a feeling of fullness faster, thus a change of this restrictive diet a supportive measure for the treatment method can be regarded as a tour.
The application is done on the same day and you can adapt your life step by step to new conditions. In addition, complications rarely occur in the operation of the stomach bubble. Also, this procedure does not cause any anatomical changes! The capsule is removed simply after a certain period of time.
Suitable for whom?
In order to apply the gastric balloon, several requirements are needed: body mass index (BMI) is applied to patients with at least 40 (equivalent to 40 kg/m2) or 35 BMI with severe health problems. In addition, the patient must be 18 years or older. 65 age limit, mental illness, lack of alcohol and drug addiction are among the other necessary factors.
The Gastric Balloon is suitable for people with a body mass index of between 25 and 40 and is also used to prepare for surgery for people who are overweight. The Gastric Balloon is just a helper to reduce hunger and give you more satiety. What is particularly important here is the change in exercise and diet. It is possible to lose between 10 and 20 kilograms in approximately six months.
The Gastric Balloon is just a helper. We recommend that you consult a nutritionist to change your lifestyle permanently. Sports and exercise also help in weight loss. You should get support to ensure a balanced diet and constant change. The stomach balloon is not suitable for rapid weight loss. The risk of a yoyo effect can occur again immediately after excessive weight loss.