What is a Gastric balloon?

A Gastric balloon is a new type of weight loss procedure for people who are overweight or obese and have not been successful with diet and exercise in weight loss. This procedure puts a silicone balloon filled with salt water in the stomach, which helps to lose weight by reducing the amount of food eaten, and it causes the feeling of fullness faster. As with other weight loss procedures, a stomach balloon requires a healthy lifestyle that includes permanent dietary changes and regular exercise to help ensure that the procedure works for a long period .

FAQ About Gastric balloon

What is a Gastric balloon?

Gastric balloon is the latest and safe way to treat obesity.

How does a Gastric balloon work?

The balloon partially fills the stomach and gives a feeling of fullness, satiety and unwillingness to eat. The patient should also adhere to a healthy diet and exercise regularly.

When is the Gastric balloon extracted?

The balloon partially fills the stomach and gives a feeling of fullness, satiety and unwillingness to eat. The patient should also adhere to a healthy diet and exercise regularly.

What is the average weight loss after installing a Gastric balloon?

The average weight loss in six months is 20-40% of excess weight, and some patients have lost 20-110 kg in 6 months.

How is the Gastric balloon installed?

The gastric balloon is orally mounted using a gastroscope and without any surgical intervention, drug use or anesthesia.

How long does it take to install the Gastric balloon?

It takes 5-10 minutes using a mild hypnotist and then the patient can go home and experience normal life on the same day.

Can Gastric balloon be installed more than once?

Yes, this can be done using a new balloon after the main balloon is extracted.

Are there any side effects after installing a Gastric balloon?

Yes it is possible that a balloon in the stomach may cause nausea or vomiting for a few days after installation but the attending physician prescribes medication to relieve these symptoms.