Gastric Balloon in Turkey / Antalya: This method is used, when obese people have to lose weight fast. With this the stomach is filled and only a small space is left for food intake.
Many people suffer from obesity (adiposity), even after trying more than once to change the diet, to exercise and to refrain from sugar. We from Aesthetic Travel offer for patients with this kind of problems help in form of operative surgery. Just talk to us!
One of the restrictive methods in gastric surgery in Turkey we offer to our patients is a gastric balloon in Turkey / Antalya. The gastric balloon is an oval capsule. This can be swallowed or inserted through a gastroscopy from our specialists. Once in place it will be filled with a substance, normally, air or a saline solution. Since it is only a small operation that takes about 30 minutes, patients can leave the hospital the same day. Patients can leave the hospital still the same day. To eliminate any risks, the gastric balloon will be removed after 3 to 6 months from our specialist in Turkey. This measure is necessary to prevent irritations of the gastric mucosa.
The costs of the insertion of a gastric balloon are individual and depend on several factors. If you are interested, please don’t hesitate to ask our Aesthetic Travel Team in Antalya.
A few requirements are needed before you can have your gastric balloon inserted in Turkey: You should suffer from obesity and have at least a Body-Mass-Index (BMI) of 40. If you are having severe health problems because of your weight a BMI of 35 is sufficient. You must be of legal age. Other hindrances are, if you are having psychic problems or consuming alcohol or drugs. You have also not be over the age of 65.
Before the operation you should inform yourself about the procedure, some risks and side effects, as well as the change of your lifestyle. We, from the Aesthetic Travel Team will be glad to advise you in this matter.
By means of the inserted balloon in the stomach, the body signals a feeling of satiety. This restrictive method supports a change in diet. Because of the easy and fast insertion of the gastric balloon, you can leave the hospital the same day. With this procedure, no anatomical changes are made. After a certain period of time the capsule will be removed.
The elastic, soft balloon of silicone will be placed in the upper part of the stomach and filled with a saline solution. The gastric balloon will be floating freely in the stomach and producing a quick feeling of satiety. It can stay in the stomach for up to six months, after that it has to be removed.
The gastric balloon is only an adjuvant for a faster feeling of satiety. It is important to also have a change of diet and some excersise. It is possible to lose between 10 to 20 kilograms within six months.
A scratchy throat can occur, sometimes accompanied by nausea. These minor ailments can be treated with medication and will not last long.
Theoretically the gastric balloon can burst, but this possibility is extremely low. In case of this, the saline solution is coloured and will affect the urine. Doctors will remove the burst gastric balloon or it will come out the natural way by itself.
It is recommended to get nutrition counselling. Also excersise and sport can help to lose weight. For a quick reduction of weight the gastric ballon is not suitable. After removal there is danger of the so called jojo-effect and a rapid gain of weight.
Normally, the health insurance does not cover the costs. In special cases, for example if you are particularly overweight, you may receive support or even full coverage of the costs. This must be clarified with the respective health insurance company before the procedure.