Gastric Balloon Surgery

Gastric Balloon Cost Many people suffer from obesity – and this despite repeated attempts to completely change their diet, to constantly do without sugar and to exercise regularly. No matter how it looks to the outside world, your own quality of life is always affected. We at Aestehtic Travel in Antalya would like to offer you various possibilities how you can get your life and your weight back under control with the help of a surgical procedure – just contact us! One of the restrictive techniques of gastric surgery that we offer our patients in Turkey is the so-called gastric balloon. A gastric balloon is an oval capsule that you can either swallow or have a gastroscopy performed by a specialist. This is then filled with a suitable substance. Usually this is a gas or air mixture, or a saline solution. Since a gastric balloon is only a small operation, which takes about 30 minutes, you can leave our practice on the same day. To avoid risks, the gastric balloon will be removed by your specialist in Turkey after about 3-6 months. This is particularly necessary because otherwise possible irritations of the gastric mucosa can occur, which can cause nausea, abdominal pain and vomiting. The costs of inserting a gastric balloon are individual and depend on various factors. If you are interested, just ask our Aesthetic Travel Team in Antalya!

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Advantages & Requirements for a Gastric balloon

Gastric Balloon Cost Turkey In order to be able to use a gastric balloon with us in Turkey, various requirements apply: Among other things, you should also suffer from obesity from a medical point of view – that is, have a body mass index (BMI) of at least 40 (equivalent to 40 kg/m2). Or, a BMI of 35, which is linked to severe health restrictions. Furthermore, you must be of legal age and have reached the age of 18. Other factors are the exclusion of mental illness, the use of drugs and alcohol and an age limit of a maximum of 65 years. Until then, however, you should inform yourself in advance about the course of treatment, possible risks and side effects as well as the change in your previous life. Of course, our Aestehtic Travel team in Antalya will be pleased if we can give you detailed advice in this context!

What are the advantages of a gastric balloon?

By means of the balloon placed in the stomach, a faster feeling of satiety is signalled to the body (through the balloon contact with the stomach sensors), so that this restrictive treatment method can be regarded as a kind of supporting measure for the change of diet. You can leave the practice on the same day and adapt your life step by step to the new conditions. Furthermore, complications only rarely occur when inserting a gastric balloon. In addition, this procedure does not cause any anatomical changes! Plus that the capsule is simply removed after a certain period of time.

Gastric Balloon – At a glance
  • Duration of Procedure

    1 Hour

  • Hospital Stay

    Outpatient

  • Recovery Time

    Immediately

  • Cost

    from 2.390€

What is a Gastric balloon?

The elastic, soft silicone balloon is placed at the upper end of the stomach and filled with saline solution. It floats freely in the stomach and ensures that a faster feeling of satiety sets in and basically less hunger arises. It can remain in the stomach for up to six months until it has to be removed.

For whom is a gastric balloon suitable?

The gastric balloon is suitable for people with a BMI between 25 and 40 and is also used to prepare for surgery for people who have high amount of overweight.

What is the procedure for inserting and removing the gastric balloon?

The gastric balloon is inserted orally through the mouth and esophagus when empty. This process takes place on an outpatient basis and is accompanied only by an anesthetic of the larynx. When the balloon is in the stomach, it is filled with a saline solution through a small tube. A self-sealing valve on the gastric balloon ensures that it closes automatically and the hose is pulled out again. The procedure takes about 20 to 30 minutes and after a short observation period you may be discharged. Removal is just as uncomplicated and also oral. The larynx is anaesthetised again and a catheter is inserted to empty the balloon. Afterwards, it is pulled out in the unfilled state exactly as it was inserted.

How successful is the weight loss?

The gastric balloon is only an aid to reduce hunger and a faster feeling of satiety. Particularly important here is an accompanying change in diet and sufficient exercise. It is possible to lose between 10 and 20 kilograms in the respective six months.

Are there risks or side effects?

Shortly after inserting the gastric balloon, there may be a slight scratching in the throat, which is completely normal and quickly disappears again. In rare cases nausea or slight pressure pain may also occur. These inconveniences can be treated with medication and usually evaporate after a short adaptation period. Theoretically, the gastric balloon can burst, but this probability is extremely low. As a rule, a colour additive is added to the saline solution so that the urine is discoloured in such a case. The doctor then either immediately removes the burst, empty balloon, or it is excreted naturally through the intestine.

Do I have to observe any accompanying measures?

The gastric balloon is only an accompanying aid. It is advisable to consult a nutritionist in order to change one’s lifestyle permanently. Sports and exercise also help you lose weight. Care should be taken to ensure a consistent and sustained change in diet. The gastric balloon is not suitable for rapid weight loss, as the risk of the so-called yoyo effect is very high after removal and weight gain can occur again immediately.

Do health insurance companies cover the costs?

Normally, the health insurance does not cover the costs. In special cases, for example in the case of particularly severe obesity, support or even full reimbursement of the costs can occur. This must already be clarified with the respective health insurance company before the operation.

Are there any extra costs for me?

Service at Aesthetic Travel is always inclusive. You do not have to expect any additional costs.

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