What is a gastric balloon?
Gastric balloon is the latest and a safe way to lose weight without surgery
How to insert the balloon?
The balloon is inserted orally using a gastroscope without any surgical intervention, drug use or anesthesia
How much time does it take?
About 5-10 minutes using light sedation and the patient can go home and practice normal life on the same day
How the balloon works?
The balloon partially fills the stomach and gives a feeling of fullness, satiety and unwillingness to eat. The patient must also follow a healthy diet and exercise regularly
When to remove the balloon?
The balloon is removed after 6 months to 1 Year through the mouth using the gastroscope in the same way as the insertion
What is the average weight loss?
20-40% of the excess body weight in 6 months to 1 Year, some patients lost 20-110 kg in 6 months
Can the balloon be inserted more than once?
Yes, this can be done by using a new balloon after extracting the old balloon
Does the balloon have side effects?
Nausea or vomiting for a few days after the insertion, but the doctor describes a medicine to relieve these symptoms. Consult your doctor for other possible risks