Gastric Balloon

One of our most popular weight loss methods without any surgical intervention is a Gastric Balloon. The procedure is done by endoscopy and takes only around 20 minutes. With no hospitalisation required and at an affordable price, a gastric balloon might be the right choice to help you lose weight!

Gastric Balloon

GASTRIC BALLOON PROCEDURE

A gastric balloon aims to reduce feelings of hunger and help you feel fuller for longer after eating only small meals. Also known as an intragastric balloon, this type of weight loss treatment can help you lose weight without invasive surgery. During the procedure a soft balloon is inserted into your stomach through your mouth, using an endoscope (a thin, flexible telescope). The balloon is then filled with saline solution to partially fill your stomach, leaving less room for large amounts of food or drink. A gastric balloon is designed to be a temporary weight loss solution, and will usually be removed after six months. It is sometimes used to help you lose enough weight to undergo gastric banding or gastric bypass surgery.

Who is the intragastric balloon suitable for?

The intragastric balloon is designed to assist with weight loss in people who are suffering obesity for at least 5 years and have a BMI of 30 and lower. It is also used for people who are not suitable for other forms of weight loss surgery. The use of the Gastric Balloon may assist in reducing weight prior to surgery, therefore reducing the risks associated with surgical procedures on overweight patients.

How is the gastric balloon procedure performed?

The balloon is introduced into the stomach through the mouth without the need for surgery. The doctor inserts an endoscopic camera (gastroscope) into the stomach. If no abnormalities are observed, the balloon is placed through the mouth and down the oesophagus into the stomach.

Once inside the stomach, it is then filled with a sterile saline solution, through a small filling tube attached to the balloon. Once filled, the doctor removes the tube by gently pulling on the external end, leaving the balloon inside the stomach.

This procedure is performed by a qualified specialist gastroenterologist alongside an anesthetist and trained nursing staff at several of our day surgeries and private hospitals throughout Turkey.

Placement of the balloon takes approximately 20 minutes, after which patients are monitored by nursing staff in the recovery bay. As this is a “day-only” procedure, patients are generally discharged home within two hours after balloon insertion.

  • Why should you use our Hospitals?

    Our Obesity Clinics have incredibly experienced Professor, Doctors, Associate Professors, Specialists, nutritionists and dedicated nurses & care takers. Teamwork is extremely important when it comes to bariatric & metabolic surgeries so we have the most experienced and Professional teams working together in harmony. All equipment and materials we use has a significant importance and we only use certified materials approved by international bodies.

  • What are the pre-operative preperations? How long is the application?

    You will have a full blood count and ultrasonography before the Gastric baloon. This is just to make a regular check on your abdomens and hemogram. The application takes only around 30 minutes and performed under deep sedation endoscopically. So you won’t feel anything.

  • How does the procedure work?

    A special balloon is inserted in your stomach and then filled by a special liquid in order to gain volume. Since the balloon is in your stomach, you will feel full and eat less. There are 6 months or 12 months balloon options. You will need to have it removed after your weight loss programme which only takes 10 minutes.

  • What is the post-operative period? How long do I need to stay in hospital?

    You won’t need to stay at the hospital. You can go home when you feel ok to do so after talking with our diet assistant, nutrition specialist who will tell you your new nutrition plan and give you your diet plans.

  • How much weight can I lose ?

    This totally depends on your metabolism and your adaptation to your new life and diet plan. Patients can lose between 6 to 20 kgs. However it is not as certain as in Gastric sleeve surgery.

Prof. Dr. Hayrullah Derici

Prof. Dr. Hayrullah Derici

He graduated from Ege University Faculty of Medicine in 1991. In 1996, he became General Surgery Specialist. In 2007, he received the Turkish Surgery Association Qualification (Board) Certificate. In 2007, he received the title of “Associate Professor of General Surgery”. In 2013 he became Professor.

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Assoc. Prof. Dr. İsmail Yaman

Assoc. Prof. Dr. İsmail Yaman

Assoc. Prof Ismail Yaman served as a general surgeon between the years of 2009-2005 in Manisa Public Hospital. In 2009 he started working as Assistant Associate Professor in the Balıkesir University Faculty of Medicine where he got the chance to study Hiatus Hernia, Laparoscopic Colon Resection Surgery and the high level of Endoscopy which was accomplished first time here by himself. In 2013 Assoc. Prof Ismail Yaman gained a patent with a wwwice called “aspirasyon aparatı” which was designed by himself.

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Prof. Dr. Hayrullah Derici

Prof. Dr. Hayrullah Derici

He graduated from Ege University Faculty of Medicine in 1991. In 1996, he became General Surgery Specialist. In 2007, he received the Turkish Surgery Association Qualification (Board) Certificate. In 2007, he received the title of “Associate Professor of General Surgery”. In 2013 he became Professor.

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Assoc. Prof. Dr. İsmail Yaman

Assoc. Prof. Dr. İsmail Yaman

Assoc. Prof Ismail Yaman served as a general surgeon between the years of 2009-2005 in Manisa Public Hospital. In 2009 he started working as Assistant Associate Professor in the Balıkesir University Faculty of Medicine where he got the chance to study Hiatus Hernia, Laparoscopic Colon Resection Surgery and the high level of Endoscopy which was accomplished first time here by himself. In 2013 Assoc. Prof Ismail Yaman gained a patent with a wwwice called “aspirasyon aparatı” which was designed by himself.

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