Gastric balloon

The yo-yo effect, unfortunately, is not a myth - maybe you know it very well. The fact remains that the use of a diet alone rarely translates into a long-term change in eating habits. Also common is the use of slimming products that do not only cause side effects but also result in periodical increases and decreases in weight, which damage the body. If you are an obese person with a BMI of 27+ and your current weight management programs have failed, we are here to offer an alternative: a gastric balloon that reduces body weight without surgery.

How it’s done

A gastric balloon is a soft silicone balloon that is inserted into the stomach for a period of six months. By partially filling up the stomach, the balloon causes the feeling of fullness and satiety after eating a much smaller meal than you are used to. Thus it helps to adapt to a healthier lifestyle and new eating habits.

The gastric balloon is inserted through the mouth using an endoscope during a short 15-20 minute procedure. Once inserted in place, the balloon is filled with a saline solution. After about 6 months, the balloon is emptied and removed endoscopically using specially designed tools. During both procedures, the patient remains sedated and under the influence of anaesthetics for maximum comfort.

The gastric balloon is designed for obese people with BMI of 27+, who have failed to lose weight and maintain the new weight by means of supervised control programmes. The final qualification for the procedure is carried out by our specialist on the basis of consultation and a medical interview.

After the procedure:

First days:


  • cold fluids in small amounts
  • no physical effort for the first 24 hours
  • liquid diet in the first 7 days after the procedure
  • gradually and slowly replaced by standard meals in the second week

    Further weeks:

  • control of food portions
  • physical activity

ADVANTAGES:

  •  fast non-surgical procedure
- efficiency and visible results (average weight loss after 6 months is 15-20 kg)

  • support and monitoring of the doctor in introducing new eating habits

Time of surgery:

30 min

Anesthesia:

General

Convalescence:

3 days, 3 consultations

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