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Gastric Balloon in Turkey, Prices of Istanbul Clinics

You have a weight-loss problem, want a beautiful physique, and want to avoid surgery, despite the fact that there are a variety of weight-loss treatments available, including sleeve gastrectomy, or gastric band surgery (adjustable gastric banding).

Turquie santé offers gastric balloon procedure as the best solution to meet your desire at a competitive price in Turkey.

Who is this procedure for?
  • People unable to lose weight despite healthy eating
  • People wishing to lose weight without going through surgery
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%

What are the Orbera and Elipse Intragastric Balloons?

The Orbera and ElipseStomach Balloon is a soft silicone balloon that is placed in the stomach. It fills the stomach and reduces your appetite. This non-surgical 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 patient’s 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 the procedure

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

To place a gastric balloon, three conditions should be considered:

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

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

The main types of gastric balloon in Turkey

Elipse

The Elipse Gastric Balloon does not require anesthesia or endoscopy to be inserted or ejected. Indeed, during the installation, the patient will have to swallow a gelatinous capsule containing the Intragastric Balloon. The capsule is attached to an external pouch by means of a tube. Once in the stomach, through this tube, the doctor will fill it with approximately 550 CC of physiological solution. Before, during and after the installation of Elipse, the doctor submits the patient to radiological controls to understand if the installation is going well.

The Elipse gastric balloon is expelled after approximately 16 weeks (4 months). At the end of this period of time, the ball deteriorates, its timed valve opens to facilitate expulsion.

Therefore, the physiological solution is expelled through the urine and the balloon (which will be in the form of a small transparent film) will be expelled naturally (stools or, in rare cases, vomiting).

SPATZ

It is an intragastric balloon whose volume is variable and which lasts 12 months. The proposed advantages are a better adaptability to the patient. Start with small volumes then increase when the feeling of satiety fades after 2 to 4 months. Any change in volume requires a new gastroscopy. It is filled with 400 to 600 CC of saline solution.

The SPATZ intragastric balloon can be inflated up to more than 1000 milliliters, with residence times in the gastric cavity much longer than the six months of the model known so far. The volume of this balloon can be modified during its stay in the stomach, hence greater adaptability to the tolerance of the patient and the results obtained.

The technique of placing a balloon in the stomach responds to the need to induce a feeling of early satiety. The new solution also makes it possible to deal with intolerance, which occurs in 5 to 10% of cases; moreover, the balloon being modular, when it loses its effectiveness over time, it can be inflated a little more.

Before and after the operation in Istanbul and Antalya

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 in Istanbul and Antalya, you must fast for 12 hours. A week before the operation, you must have a blood test and treatment.

After the operation, you must spend one night in the hospital under supervision. To get out, you must be accompanied by one of your relatives. In addition, dietary monitoring is 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

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. Because it is a non-surgical procedure, it requires little or no convalescence time.

Results of the  placement 

The results are encouraging if you work well on eating behavior. With the treatment of the gastric balloon, you will lose between ten and fifteen kilograms in four months.

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 consulting his doctor during the 6 first postsurgical months, to make sure that his weight loss is progressing well.

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.

Complications & Side effects of this obesity procedure: Patients Reviews

Several reasons 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 the balloon is accidentally deflated, you will need another procedure. You must note that the Orbera gastric balloon is a temporary solution for weight loss. It helps patients pursue healthier habits that sustain beyond the treatment framework.

Our patient's reviewsare made available to you to give you an idea of the stomach balloon intervention as well as its side effects. 

Elipse Swallowable gastric Balloon Price in Turkey: Affordable Cost & Reviews

Turquie santé allows you to directly contact the best doctors who have international experience in performing bariatric surgeries. We collaborate with several clinics and hospitals in Istanbul, Izmir, and Antalya. We help the patients get the cheapest prices and the highest quality care for elipse swallowable gastric ballon.

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

You can request your personalized quote for the gastric balloon by sending your request. Free consultation and our doctor's reviews are available from the link below.

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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%.

The balloon is placed for 1 year, after that it will no longer be effective.

The patient can lose between 3 to 20 kg thanks to the gastric balloon.

The gastric balloon can cause side effects such as: abdominal pain, vomiting and gastritis is also possible.

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