Patients with a light weight (Class-I Obesity) or medium-weight (Class-II Obesity) can lose weight without surgery with gastric balloon application. In morbidly obese patients, it encourages the patient to lose weight before the actual procedure, minimizing the risk of definitive treatment and minimizing the possibility of problems.
What is Gastric Balloon Application?
Obese people have a feeling of satiety, their food intake is limited and weight loss begins. It is the only non-invasive weight loss treatment method. The balloon is inserted endoscopically into the stomach and inflated with 400-450 cc isotonic water/saline. The gastric balloon fills 65-70 percent of the stomach capacity, or 600-900 cc on average.
In some cases, the gastric balloon can be used to treat patients who are afraid of surgery or are “at high risk when surgery is not possible.” Since there is no surgery, there is no need for hospitalization and the recovery time is relatively short.
Will I Have Pain During Gastric Balloon Placement?
This application is painless and non-surgical for those who have a gastric balloon. Endoscopic implantation of the gastric balloon is performed under “sedation anesthesia” so that the patient does not feel pain and does not remember the operation.
Side Effects of Gastric Ballooni
Among the possible consequences and complications:
- Restriction on what can be consumed (as long as the balloon remains)
- Low weight loss, gastrointestinal discomfort (first 1-5 days)
- Nausea and vomiting (first week)
- Back or abdominal pain (rare)
- Acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Digestive difficulties (low)
What is a Gastric Balloon? What Is It Made Of?
- The intragastric balloon is made of silicone rubber. An empty balloon is pushed through your mouth and esophagus into your stomach.
- If necessary, the volume/capacity of some commercially available balloons can be reduced to their maximum capacity or inflated.
- Those who can stay for six months or one year: Clinical evaluations determine how long the gastric balloon can stay in the stomach. Its use is usually limited to six to twelve months, depending on the device.
- For maximum weight loss, it is better to use intragastric balloons for longer than those used for six months or less.
- Gastric balloons for 12 months: Aside from 12-month balloons “providing the best effectiveness in weight loss” after six months, “the patient can increase [current balloon volume] from 500cc to the maximum allowable capacity” (with the endoscopic method).
- Increased self-esteem can aid weight loss (750cc).
What is Orbera?
It occupies 650 cc of space in the stomach and is made of soft silicone, making it incredibly long-lasting. It can stay in your body for up to a year. Cannot be changed; inflated to its maximum capacity and left to its own devices. Thanks to the revolutionary design and engineering of the balloon, patients can lose up to three times the weight they lost with diet and exercise alone.
What is a Swallowable Gastric Balloon?
The flexible and expandable swallowable gastric balloon contains an insertion tube and a filling mechanism. This is naturally consumed and excreted for months. To resuscitate you, our surgeon will fill the balloon with 550 milliliters of water using the swallowed tube. The balloon is fully inflated after approximately 20 minutes.
Does the gastric balloon burst or rupture?
It is unlikely that you will find yourself in this situation in your career. Gastric balloons act as “alert systems”, your urine will turn green when the blue dye is removed or absorbed from the balloon. This indicates that you need to see a doctor every once in a while to have your gastric balloon removed. This problem is solved by removing the gastric balloon.
Who can have a gastric balloon??
For anyone who has repeatedly tried and failed to lose weight on a diet and exercise plan, this app is the perfect candidate.
- Obesity is defined as having a BMI between 25-30.
- Obesity people with a BMI between 30 and 35. (Class-I)
- Patients with a BMI of 60 and above and ready for surgery are given a weight loss supplement to reduce their risk of complications by lowering their BMI.