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All about The Gastric balloon in Turkey

You have a weight gain problem, you want to have a beautiful body, and you do not want to do surgery despite the fact that there are many types of weight loss surgeries such as sleeve gastrectomy, or gastric band surgery (adjustable gastric banding).

Turquie santé offers the gastric balloon as the best solution to meet your desire.

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Who is this procedure for?

  • People unable to lose weight despite healthy eating
  • People wishing to lose weight without going through surgery

Alternative treatments

Intervention or treatment's duration

  • The intervention lasts 30 minutes

Recovery time

  • Back to daily activities after 3 days of the intervention

Success rate

  • 80%
How it works ?

What is the Orbera Intragastric balloon?

The Orbera Stomach Balloon is a soft silicone balloon that is placed in the stomach. It fills the stomach and reduces your appetite. This nonsurgical weight loss procedure has been used for 30 years to lose weight.

Orbera is a synthetic medical device that looks like a balloon. It is inserted in a patients’ stomach while he is under anesthesia. It’s a non-invasive endoscopic operation (the device is inserted through the patient’s mouth).

Once the empty spherical device is in the stomach, it is then filled with a mixture of sodium chloride in water (saline solution). This way, it will fill a big part of the stomach and then cause a sensation of fullness (satiety). This will make the patient limit the amount of nutrients absorbed in the small intestine.

The conditions of placing an Intragastric Balloon

Some patients are not good candidates to receive Orbera weight loss balloon. Your doctor will question you about your medical history and will also examine you to determine your eligibility for this procedure.

In order to place a gastric balloon, there are three conditions that should be considered:

  • Weight loss you want to achieve;
  • The health profile;
  • The wishes and needs.

This nonsurgical procedure is for over weighted people with a body mass index (BMI) between 30 and 40 Kg/m² who can’t lose weight with diet and exercising.

Before the operation

It is crucial to improve your dietary behavior through the help of a surgeon, a dietician, and a physical activity coach.

Before the balloon placement, you must fast for 12 hours. A week before the operation, you must have a blood test and treatment.

How is the Orbera Stomach Balloon inserted?

There are two methods to put a stomach balloon:

  • The first method is to insert the balloon into the mouth, then the esophagus and stomach under local anesthesia.
  • The second method is to swallow a balloon in tablet form using sterile saline without using any type of anesthesia. The fixation period does not exceed thirty minutes.

The full process takes about twenty minutes. In fact, because it is a nonsurgical procedure, it requires little or no convalescence time.

After Stomach Balloon insertion

After the operation, you must spend one night in the hospital under supervision. In order to get out, you must be accompanied by one of your relatives. In addition, dietary monitoring is absolutely necessary and important.

For a good result, you must eat well

  • The first week after the operation, you must consume liquid foods.
  • Start consuming mixed foods from the second week.
  • The third week, eat tender foods
  • Eat normal foods after the fourth week.


The results are encouraging if you work well on eating behavior. With the help of the gastric balloon, you will lose between ten and fifteen kilograms in a four-month period.

The Stomach can hold the balloon for six months. Then, the doctor will remove it in a similar process as the first insertion procedure.

Once the device is withdrawn, the doctor gives instructions to the patient to maintain his body weight. The patient has to keep visiting his doctor for another 6 months to make sure that his weight loss is progressing in a healthy way.

Losing weight and maintaining it is hard, so you will be monitored throughout this plan by a team of doctors and dieticians (biologists and nutritionists). This medical team will help you adopt and keep new healthy habits in your eating and physical activities.

Before the balloon removal, you must start on a liquid diet 48 hours before the procedure. This means that you must stop eating solid food.

Is there any complication of this procedure?

There are several reasons that may require early removal, adjustment, or replacement of the intragastric balloon, such as:

  • Severe side effects such as unbearable abdominal pain;
  • Pregnancy;
  • Severe diseases;
  • Rejection of the device. 

If another procedure is necessitated, or if the balloon is unexpectedly deflated. You must note that the Orbera gastric balloon is meant to be a temporary solution for weight loss. It helps patients pursue healthier habits that sustain beyond the treatment framework.

Price of Weight Loss Balloon cost in Turkey?

Turquie santé is a website that allows you to directly contact the best doctors who have an international experience in performing bariatric surgeries. Turquie santé have a number of clinics and hospitals in Istanbul, Izmir, or Antalya. It provides the cheapest prices for its patients.

You can request your personalized quote for the gastric balloon by sending your request. Our partner hospitals will answer you during the day, and you will benefit from attractive discounts.

Turquie Santé is committed to offering you the best costs for your medical stay in Turkey and Istanbul and to ensuring the best services as well as the best prices.

Frequently asked questions

The insertion of a gastric balloon is a non-surgical procedure offering a temporary solution to obesity. It is a real polyurethane balloon or made of flexible silicone, and it's filled with physiological serum. The balloon is inserted into the patient's stomach to give this one a feeling of satiety.

The polyurethane balloon (empty and contracted) would be put into a capsule. This capsule that would be connected to a tube (catheter), would be swallowed by the patient. Once the capsule is in the patient's stomach, it would dissolve and the balloon would be filled with physiological serum using the catheter.
As for the silicone gastric balloon, it would be introduced deflated, through endoscopy. Then the doctor would fill it with saline solution using the catheter.

This procedure is contraindicated for:

  • People who have suffered from gastric lesions (appendicitis, ulcer, etc.);
  • Minors;
  • Patients with mental disorders;
  • People on anticoagulants or anti-inflammatory medication;
  • Pregnant women ;
  • People with severe liver diseases.

Pregnancy is contraindicated in this case. When it comes to women, contraceptives will be prescribed after the insertion of the gastric balloon.

The success rate of gastric balloon insertion in Turkey is 80%.

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