WHAT IS GASTRIC BALLOON?
It is an application that is placed endoscopically in the stomach and then inflated and creates a feeling of satiety in the stomach and thus restricts the food intake.
WHO GASTRIC BALLOON CAN BE APPLIED?
It is an easy to use, effective and reliable method which is widely used in obesity treatment.
Overweight people who are not able to weaken by diet and exercise and who do not require surgery (non-obese)
In order to reduce the risk of anesthesia and surgery,
In obese patients, surgery can be performed when there is fear of surgery and obstacles to surgery.
The decision to attach the balloon to the stomach depends on the individual, unlike the obese patients. It can be preferred in cases of emergency and fast weight loss.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF GASTRIC BALLOON IMPLEMENTATION?
Can be taken in hospital conditions in a very short time.
A person can return to normal life after hospitalization without stomach balloon application.
Very easy to apply and painless.
The patient can be removed at any time.
WHAT ARE THE DISADVANTAGES OF GASTRIC BALLOON IMPLEMENTATION?
Frequent nausea can sometimes shorten the quality of life (3-7 days) due to abdominal stress.
It can stay in the stomach for 6 months - 1 year.
The amount of weight given is less than the surgical methods.
The fact that the patient is stable and compatible makes the weight loss process much easier. However, after the balloon is removed from the stomach, nutrition and exercise programs are not supported with the lost weight can be withdrawn.