What is a Gastric Balloon?

It is one of the most preferred risk-free obesity treatments today. Another name is gastric balloon. It is not a surgical procedure, but it is performed endoscopically with light anesthesia given to the patient.

This method is applied by placing a balloon in the stomach and then inflating it. The logic here is that the stomach is filled earlier, so the feeling of fullness occurs in a shorter time. However, it is a temporary method.

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How is the Gastric Balloon Inserted?

The process of placing the balloon in the stomach has the flexibility to pass through the esophagus, which is 08-12 millimeters, by entering the stomach with the help of a light camera called endoscopy. During the application, the patient is given light sedation and the procedure is performed.

The patient does not feel any pain or pain during this period. He does not even remember the actions taken. If the doctor does not observe any discomfort in the stomach that may cause any inconvenience, the endoscopy is removed and the balloon is placed in the stomach. Approximately the mussel placement process of the balloon is carried out in a short time like 10-15 minutes.

What are the Advantages of Gastric Balloon?

Gastric Balloon application is not a surgical method. The application is performed endoscopically, it is a procedure that does not require general anesthesia and hospitalization. Its risk is very low compared to other surgical procedures.