Gastric Balloon

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Gastric Balloon Operation

Gastric balloon operation in Turkey is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure, aims to reduce the weight, by entering a balloon, which reduces the amount of food eaten, that leads to weight loss.

There are three types of gastric balloon operation, the doctor determines the most appropriate type for the patient, depending on the size of the fat mass s/he suffers of. They are as follows:

  • Orbera: It is a single balloon with is entered into the stomach and is filled with saline.
  • Reshape: They are two balloons, and are quite similar to Orbera.
  • Obalon: It is entered into the stomach by small capsules, and is filled with Nitrogen gas.

The balloon is left in the stomach for a period of six to nine months, the time period is determined according the patient’s weight.

Candidates for Gastric Balloon Operation

Many people suffer of obesity and wish to have gastric balloon operation, but the gastric balloon operation does not fit for everybody. Candidates for the procedure are listed below:

    1. A person who suffers of obesity and excess fat blocks.
    2. The fat mass index should range from 30 kg to 35 kg in the person who is due to undergo a gastric balloon operation.
    3. The person must be free of diseases that would hinder the gastric balloon operation, such as gastritis or stomach ulcers.
    4. The person who is due to undergo gastric balloon operation must be older than 18 year old.
    5. People who have not undergone any sort of gastric or esophageal operations.

Pre- Gastric Balloon Operation Tips

There are some tips and procedures to follow before undergoing to gastric balloon operation, which are summarized as follows:

    1. Stop eating and fast for 4 hours before the gastric balloon operation.
    2. The person must inform the doctor of his/her medical history, whether they suffer of any particular disease or are taking certain medications.
    3. Make the necessary radiography to ensure the safety of the person, and that s/he is a proper candidate for gastric balloon operation.
    4. Avoid having any sort of blood thinners, such as vitamin combinations, alcohol and green tea.
    5. Stop smoking for a week before undergoing the gastric balloon operation.

Post- Gastric Balloon Operation Tips

There some tips that are dictated by the doctor, and the person must follow them to get to the desired results from gastric balloon operation, such as:

    1. A certain diet is recommended to be followed after the gastric balloon operation.
    2. Drink plenty of water before and after meals, when the gastric balloon has been entered into the stomach.
    3. Continue to avoid smoking, at least during the period when the gastric balloon has been entered into the stomach.
    4. Have the necessary painkillers dictated by the doctor in case of discomfort.
    5. Avoid carrying heavy objects or doing hard work during the period when the gastric balloon has been entered into the stomach.

Stages of Gastric Balloon Operation

Gastric balloon operation is performed through some simple steps and stages, which are as follows:

First Stage: Clinical Examination

The doctor examines excess fat masses and determines how much fat mass should be reduced. He also identifies the results which are desired by the person who is due to undergo gastric balloon operation.

Second Stage: Patient Preparation

The medical staff prepares the patient for the gastric balloon operation, the anesthesiologist also anesthetizes him/her with local anesthesia, s/he may also have a sedative which helps them to relax during the gastric balloon operation.

Third Stage: Insertion of the Gastric Balloon

The doctor enters the gastric balloon through the mouth with the endoscope, in case the procedure is conducted with (Orbera or Reshape) method. The capsules are entered when the procedure is conducted with (Obalon) method.

Fourth Stage: Filling the Balloon

In case of relying on Orbera or Reshape method, the balloon is filled with saline, while it is filled with nitrogen gas in case of relying on Obalon method.

The balloon is left in the stomach for six to nine months, the person lives his/her normal life during that period, then they come back to remove the balloon.

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