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  • Procedure Time
    20 minutes
  • Overnight stay
  • Anaesthesia
  • Recovery Time
    3-7 days

What is Gastric Balloon?

Gastric Balloon, which is easy to apply among controlled weight loss programs, is also safely applied by endoscopists in our country.

Gastric Balloon application is done endoscopically.

Obese patients, especially those at risk of surgery.

Obese people with reservations for surgery.

Emergency situations where rapid weight loss is required.

Conditions that require temporary obesity treatment.

It is a suitable obesity treatment method to reduce the surgical risks of super obese patients before bariatric surgery.

Who is the Gastric Balloon applied to?

Obese people with a body mass index of 30-40 and therefore at risk of developing serious medical problems.

In patients with type 2 diabetes who cannot be treated due to excess weight

Patients with a BMI above 40 or between 35 and 40 who cannot tolerate debilitating surgery because they have serious medical problems, or patients who do not want surgical intervention despite having these characteristics.

It is suitable for use in patients who need surgical treatment for any reason but cannot be treated due to the surgical risk of obesity and whose body weight needs to be reduced to a level suitable for surgical intervention.

Things to Know About Gastric Balloon

It is used in the temporary treatment of obesity.

It provides maximum benefit to the patient in significantly reducing the risks of other diseases related to obesity (Type II diabetes-vascular diseases-joint diseases-etc.).

It helps to lose weight and maintain the lost weight.

Before obesity surgery, it helps to reduce surgical risks by weakening the patients who will undergo surgery before surgery.

It helps to maintain the weight loss of the obese person with the modified diet program after it is taken back.

It is used in the treatment of obesity of 5-year-old obese people who did not get results from diet, sports and drug treatment.

It is placed endoscopically and retrieved endoscopically.

The BIB System, which is placed into the stomach endoscopically, is filled with 500-700 cc saline. It enables the obese person to lose weight by reducing their food intake with the help of diet.

It stays in the stomach for 6 months. It should not be left for more than 6 months.

It should definitely be applied by surgeons and gastroenterologists with experience in endoscopy and the patient should be followed carefully.

It enables the obese person to lose 20-25% of weight within 6 months.

After regaining, it ensures that the lost weight is maintained for one year with a soft diet program.

It is an important condition for the success of the treatment that the patients to be applied are compliant people with good expectations.

Conditions in which Gastric Balloon can not be Applied

Alcoholics, drug addicts obese.

Those with mental disorders (3 months under the supervision of a psychiatrist)

Obese people using NISAID, Anticoagulants and systemic corticosteroids.

Obese patients with previous laparotomy

Obese people with previous major laparoscopic surgery.

Obese people with infectious bowel disease.

Obese people with gastrointestinal problems such as esophagitis and ulcers.

Obese people who do not meet the BMI criteria.