Intragastric Balloon Operation in Turkey

Intragastric Balloon surgery 2

Intragastric balloon surgery, also known as gastric balloon surgery, is a procedure mainly performed in order to fight off obesity. Many people suffer from stubborn fat they cannot lose no matter what they do. As Clinic Center, it is our duty to provide our clients with the best gastric balloon packages out there. For more information on the procedure and our offers on gastric balloon procedure, fill out the consultation form and let us contact you.

Intragastric balloon operation is the new non-surgical weight loss treatment technique in medicine that is performed for patients who want to lose their excess weight without any prime surgery.

Get Your FREE Treatment Plan NOW!


    captcha

    What is an Intragastric Balloon?

    Intragastric balloon, also known as weight loss balloon, is a new non-surgical weight-loss procedure that involves temporarily placing a saline-filled and inflatable medical silicone balloon in your stomach and then filling it to decrease the amount of gastric space to reduce weight. It limits how much you can eat and makes you feel full quicker. The balloon can be left in the stomach for a maximum of 6 months. The intragastric balloon may be used prior to another bariatric surgery in order to assist the patient to reach a weight which is suitable for surgery. It can also be used on several occasions if necessary.

    Like other weight-loss procedures, an intragastric balloon in Turkey requires commitment to a healthier lifestyle. You need to make permanent healthy changes to your diet and get regular exercise to help ensure the long-term success of the procedure.

    Intragrastric Balloon surgery 3

    How is Intragastric Balloon Operation Done?

    The intragastric balloon procedure in Turkey is done as an outpatient procedure. Patient will be sedated for the procedure.

    Weight loss balloon procedure usually takes a 20-30 minutes. The unfilled gastric balloon is placed into the stomach through the mouth with the guidance of an endoscopic camera and then doctor fills it with using a thin tube (catheter), afterwards, the tube gets removed.

    The procedure is not painful for the patient and the recovery period is relatively quick in contrast to other procedures of the sort. 

    Elipse Gastric Balloon

    There is a newer technology when it comes to gastric balloons; elipse gastric balloon. The patient swallows the deflated balloon and the doctor inflates it after the balloon lands in the stomach. The whole procedure is monitored by the doctor, so there is nothing to be worried about. The procedure is easier and faster than a normal gastric balloon procedure.

    In elipse gastric balloon, the tube is made out of a material that is not harmful to the body. Thanks to this method, the tube does not have to be removed by a doctor and can be emitted through the stomach.

    The elipse gastric balloon stays in the stomach for about six months. The working prenciple is the same as the regular gastric balloon.

    Who is a Candidate for Intragastric Balloon Operation?

    Intragastric balloon procedure can perform if the patient has:

    BMI is 30 to 40 and must not have had prior weight loss surgery.

    Having one or more serious weight-related health problem that can improve with weight loss. Some of these problems are sleep apnoea, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or heart disease.

    The device may not be recommended for people who have: Any inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal tract, a hiatal hernia, a gastric mass, liver failure a bleeding disorder or severe clotting, had bariatric or gastrointestinal surgery in the past, an esophageal motility disorder, a psychiatric illness.

    A How to Calculate Your BMI Index

    Metric system: Formula: weight (kg) / [height (m)]2: Weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared. If height has been measured in centimetres, divide by 100 to convert this to meters.

    Imperial: Formula: 703 x weight (lbs) / [height (in)]2: When using English measurements, pounds should be divided by inches squared. This should then be multiplied by 703 to convert from lbs/inches2 to kg/m2.

    BMI Table

    Body Mass Index (BMI) Calculator

    Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men and women.
    • Enter your weight. Ex -> 75 (kg)
    • Enter your Height. Ex -> 180 (cm)
    • Click calculate

    Intragastric Balloon Surgery Abroad

    Clinic Center makes sure that our patients are in the best care possible. Thus, we are with you throughout the whole process, from the very beginning when you reach us to the aftercare process. You do not have to worry about being alone throughout your gastric balloon surgery process.

    Our Clinic Center surgeon may ask the patient to have a complete physical exam, blood tests, ultrasound of gallbladder and visits with other health care providers before the patient has this procedure to make sure the patient is healthy enough to have surgery. Patients have to visit their doctor if they have some medical issues such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart or lung problems to make sure they are under control for having surgery.

    Also, if the patient is a smoker, they should stop smoking several weeks before surgery and after the procedure, they shouldn’t start smoking again. Smoking slows the recovery process and increases the risks for problems.

    Patient have to inform to Clinic Center medical staff about possibility of being pregnant and what medicines, vitamins, herbs, and other supplements are taking.

    Before surgery: Patient have to follow instructions about when to stop eating and drinking before procedure time, and take pre-operation the drugs if surgeon required.

    Gastric Balloon Surgeon

    As Clinic Center, it is our misson to provide our clients with the best services available in the medical field.

    This is why we only work with the best doctors in Turkey. Dr. Ahmet Ziya Balta and Dr. Güngör Gül are both doctors who have a very wide range of experience in the gastric field and perform hundreds of surgeries per year.

    Our surgeons are chosen to serve you after a detailed evaluation of their backgrounds and acknowledgements.

    We can guarantee you that we only work with the best gastric balloon surgeon Turkey in order to provide the best possible experience and results

    Advantages of Intragastric Balloon in Turkey assisted by Clinic Center

    Clinic Center offers you the high quality intragastric balloon packages including everything you need throughout your process. All you have to do is sit back and relax on your medical holiday. You get to appreciate the beauty of Istanbul while Clinic Center takes care of your procedure. 

    Intragastric balloon procedure can be lifechanging for patients who struggle with their weight and cannot maintain their ideal weight. The balloon will make you feel fuller by eating less, so it will be easier for you to lose the excess weight without feeling hungry. 

    Intragastric Balloon Cost in Turkey

    We are aware that medical procedure prices are pretty high in certain countries, such as gastric balloon uk cost. That is why Turkey is the perfect destination for patients who are looking for a medical holiday abroad. Turkey is pretty affordable in contrast to European countries, mainly due to currency changes and low living expenses. However, this does not mean that the surgeries are of low quality. We provide our clients with the latest technologies and high quality services. 

    We can give the guarantee of an affordable intragastric balloon procedure price. For more information please fill the online form

    Intragastric Balloon Surgery 4

    Intragastric Balloon Results in Turkey

    The most important thing that any weight-loss surgery candidate should know is that weight loss is individual. The amount and speed of weight loss varies from person to person.

    Most patients lose about 30 pounds (14 kilograms) at the end of the six-month process after surgery, weight loss will decrease over time by sticking to your diet and exercise from the beginning, you lose more weight.

    Intragastric balloon in Turkey usually results in weight loss of 20-50 pounds. The amount of weight you lose also depends on how much you can change your lifestyle habits including diet and exercise. Patients who have the gastric balloon, feel a reduced desire to eat. The procedure is temporary and completely reversible. It may be possible to lose 30-47% of excess weight but you must also be willing to make permanent changes to lead a healthier lifestyle, to lose weight and avoid complications from the procedure, the patient has to follow the exercise and eating guidelines that your doctor and dietitian have given you. Researches still ongoing for intragastric balloon placement but there are still some studies about success rate of intragastric balloon that shows 60-65% of intragastric balloon patients lose their 30-47% excess weight successfully.

    Intragastric balloon in Turkey can make it much easier for you to move around and perform routine daily activities, which could help improve your quality of life with the help of Clinic Center.

    Intragastric Balloon Recovery 

    Patients are free to eat as soon as they get home and can have small amounts of clear liquids starting about six hours after the procedure. The liquid diet generally continues until the start of the second week, when you can start eating soft foods. Patient will probably be able to start eating regular food around three weeks after the procedure.

    Intragastric balloons can stay in stomach for a maximum 6 months and then it has to be removed. Then a new balloon may be placed, or not, depending on patient’s goal.

    You may experience changes as your body reacts to the rapid weight loss in the first three to six months after gastric balloon such as; body aches, feeling tired like if you have the flu, feeling cold, dry skin, hair thinning and hair loss, mood changes. These reactions will also disappear when your body tolerates speed of your weight loss. You can always reach your Clinic Center medical consultant lo learn more.

    All Inclusive Package

     

    With this all-inclusive package, you have a trouble-free journey from your home to Turkey after having a successful butt lift. For your maximum comfort, Clinic Center will arrange everything you may need. Here are the details:

    Internationally Certified Doctors

    Clinic Center partner plastic surgeons are decided on after a close screening and hold the reputable EBOPRAS, ISAPS and ASAPS memberships. With our partner medical team you can be certain that you are in good hands and will achieve the best results.

    Pre-operative tests

    A day after your surgery you will have your check-up and aftercare instructions for a successful healing process. We also provide regular follow-ups to make sure you have the best breast reduction results.

    Special Group Discount

    The more the merrier! You and your friend will benefit from a special discount in the case of bringing them along with you for breast reduction surgery.

    Medical garments, support bra etc.

    Clinic Center will provide you the necessary equipments to be used after breast reduction surgery.

    Accomodation at a 4-star Hotel

    Having a surgery whether it is small or big requires efficient resting for full recovery. For this reason Clinic Center will make sure you have one of the most comfortable stay till your departure by providing accomodation at a 4-star hotel in Turkey.

    Airport transfers with VIP car

    For a more convenient journey, from the moment you arrive to Turkey your private transfer will pick you up at the airport and bring you to your hotel.

    Fast Facts About Gastric Plication

    Procedure:Limits patient’s eating-drinking volume
    Duration:20 to 30 minutes
    Stay:No hospitalization
    Anesthesia:Sedation
    Recovery:No hospitalization, 1 week to back to work (depending on each patient’s medical condition)
    What to bring:Comfortable clothes that are easy to slip on or off as needed, (sweatshirts, button-down or zipped shirt, flip-flops, slippers or socks with tread etc.)
    Side Effect:Abdominal discomfort, pain, nausea affect and vomiting in the first few days
    Exercise:After 2-4 weeks
    Scars:No incisions
    Pain:Mild (depends on the patient)
    Results:No hospitalization, patient should be able to move around without too much problem.
    Combination of Surgeries:Excess skin removal surgery (panniculectomy), is a very common surgery people undergo after extreme weight loss.

    Intragastric Balloon FAQ

    How long does gastric balloon procedure take?

    The intragastric balloon in Turkey usually takes around 20 to 30 minutes.

    Will I feel any pain?

    The procedure is usually performed under sedation and there is no possibility of having pain during the procedure.

    Will I need special care when I arrive home?

    You should be able to function completely on your own after your discharge. A small number of patients with physical disabilities before surgery sometimes require extra assistance.

    When can I go back to work after surgery?

    After surgery, most patients return to work after 1 week.

    When can I start exercising again after surgery?

    You will start exercising even in the hospital with slow short walks. You can slowly start exercising after 2-4 weeks.

    How long should I wait to get pregnant after surgery?

    Seeking to achieve significant weight loss during these periods can threaten the growth of your baby, so intragastric balloons (and other weight loss therapies) should be avoided until after pregnancy is concluded. If you fall pregnant with a balloon in place, the balloon is removed when it is safe to do so, typically in the second trimester. Otherwise, there have been no known problems to the mother or the baby from the presence of a gastric balloon.

    How do I know if I am successful with my weight loss? 

    Success is not getting to your goal weight; it is getting to a “healthy” weight. If you have achieved a weight within approximately 40 pounds of your ideal body weight and maintain your weight, you are considered a success.

    How will I know when to stop losing weight? 

    Your body knows how much weight it needs to lose. As long as you stick to your nutrition and exercise program, your body will adjust to the weight loss and stabilize at its appropriate weight.

    Is it possible to regain my weight after gastric balloon?

    Remember, your gastric balloon is only a tool. It is not a cure for obesity. Snacking, drinking with meals, drinking caffeinated and carbonated beverages, not drinking enough water in between meals and not exercising are common behaviours that may cause you to regain your weight.

    Does gastric balloon guarantee permanent weight loss?

    No. A small percentage of patients will regain a substantial portion of the weight that is lost. This is happens usually when the patient does not follow the dietary guidelines in the months and years following the procedure.

    What do I do about excess skin after weight loss? 

    Most people can minimize excess skin by maintaining healthy nutrition, aerobic exercises and weight training. But if you need to have excess skin removed, we can help you to get a consultation with a plastic surgeon.

    Must I be in good health to qualify for the surgery?

    No, many of potential weight loss surgery patients aren’t in good health. Because of illnesses generated by their obesity. These illnesses include diabetes, high blood pressure, heart problems, lung problems, and kidney difficulties.

    Will I need any preoperative tests?

    Yes. To make sure the best possible outcome, your surgeon will administer specific blood tests, a chest x-ray, and an electrocardiogram (EKG) and more.

    Will I need to take vitamins? 

    There is no malabsorption with the gastric balloon and because of that you will not require the same types of supplements as gastric bypass patients. Usually, taking a daily multivitamin with minerals along with eating a balanced diet is sufficient for most patients. Women may sometimes require a calcium supplement as well.

    How will the gastric balloon be removed?

    Gastric balloon procedure is temporarily weight loss solution and completely reversible. The gastric balloon is removed through the mouth like same way as it placed. The procedure is done under sedation and is over quickly.

    How long should the gastric balloon stay inside the stomach?

    Intragastric balloon is a temporary procedure. This balloon can stay in place for six months. It is not recommended to leave it in the stomach longer than six months. If a longer period is desired, removal and insertion of a new unit is recommended.

    Will the gastric balloon limit my activities?

    The gastric balloon weight loss process is essentially an outpatient procedure done in about 20-30 minutes monitored by professional nursing staff in our recovery area. No surgical procedure is required. The first 2 to 4 days you should not plan any heavy activity. After your body has adapted to the gastric balloon, you can continue your normal activities. We are going to emphasize regular exercise plus steps to enhance your health and help you look your very best.

    Will I be able to feel the balloon in my stomach?

    Some discomfort during the first few days after the procedure is common. However this should dissipate if you follow the portion size recommendations provided by your doctor and dietitian. You may be able to feel the balloon when you palpate (gently press down) your stomach.

    Disclaimer
    The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All content, including text, graphics, images and information, contained on or available through this web site is for general information purposes only. It is not advice on your specific needs and circumstances. It does not replace the need for you to have a thorough consultation, so you should get advice from a suitably qualified medical practitioner. Please bare in mind that as with all operations, there are risks involved in having cosmetic surgery.


    Scroll to Top
    Open chat
    1
    Talk to a medical consultant
    Hi can we help you ?