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How much does a gastric balloon cost in Turkey?
The average cost of a gastric balloon in Turkey in Istanbul is £2,650. Depending on the needs, a gastric balloon costs from £1,400 to £3,900 in Turkey.
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What is a gastric balloon?
Among the different treatments available to combat obesity, we find the intragastric balloon or gastric balloon in Turkey. This is one of the best known and most effective treatments for obesity today.
This treatment involves inserting a medical silicone balloon into the stomach endoscopically. Before insertion, the stomach is examined with the endoscope to ensure that there is no ulcer or other disease that would contraindicate its placement. This balloon is filled with a saline solution so that it can produce a limitation in stomach capacity and help the patient to modify his or her eating habits and thus change his or her lifestyle.
Why is the intragastric balloon such a successful method?
When the intragastric balloon is placed, the sensation of hunger decreases and satiety increases. As a result, there is a considerable weight reduction in a very short time. This is the basis for the success of the intragastric balloon.
The success of the intragastric balloon is due to the fact that it is performed within a multidisciplinary programme made up of doctors, psychologists and nutritionists who make it possible for the patient to redirect their eating habits and change their lifestyle.
Who is intragastric balloon treatment for?
The intragastric balloon is intended for people who wish to lose more than 12 kilos. This weight loss is fully supervised in order to ensure that the patient follows a correct diet and a new lifestyle.
It is also indicated for people with metabolic, cardiac, respiratory or digestive diseases and many others, as weight gain can pose serious health risks. It can also be implanted in people who do not lose weight with conventional diets or who lose weight but regain it quickly.
How is the intragastric balloon placed?
After the medical staff verifies that there are no abnormalities in the stomach, the patient is sedated and the deflated intragastric balloon is inserted into the stomach via endoscopy.
When the balloon is found to be in the stomach, it is filled with saline and its valve is closed. The balloon is filled depending on the patient’s weight and height, but usually takes up 30-40% of the total volume of the stomach.
What types of intragastric balloons are used?
Clínica Londres performs the implantation of the Orbera intragastric balloon. A balloon with extensive experience of use and safety that is approved both in Europe and the United States. Currently, there are 2 types of Orbera intragastric balloon and their difference lies in the time they are placed inside the stomach. The duration is 6 or 12 months. The balloons have the same appearance, but the 12-month balloon has a greater number of layers and a higher density of the silicone used in its manufacture.
The 12-month balloon is primarily indicated for patients who are heavier and require a greater weight loss than is usual for the 6-month balloon or who are assessed by the obesity unit team as having a higher risk of relapse.
What are the risks of intragastric balloon placement?
Intragastric balloon placement is a minimally invasive procedure. The procedure is simple and quick, takes 15-20 minutes and does not require hospitalisation. The intragastric balloon treatment lasts 6 to 12 months. After this time, the balloon is removed in almost the same procedure. In other words, in this case, the balloon is punctured and removed via endoscopy.
What complications can occur with the intragastric balloon?
Complications of the gastric balloon in Turkey are minimal. The first few days after implantation, the patient may experience nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. This discomfort lasts between 24 and 72 hours. There are very few cases in which this treatment causes intolerance and has to be withdrawn.
What are the advantages of intragastric balloon implantation?
- Intragastric balloon implantation is minimally invasive, and without surgery, because it is performed endoscopically.
- The procedure of insertion and removal of the balloon is painless and does not cause any discomfort to the patient.
- The patient’s eating habits and lifestyle are adjusted.
- The patient must be treated by a multidisciplinary medical team that will provide medical, nutritional and psychological assistance.
- Complications in the duration of the treatment are minimal.
When is an intragastric balloon not recommended?
Intragastric balloon implantation is contraindicated in people who have undergone surgery on the stomach, or who have an illness that the medical team considers unsuitable for intragastric balloon implantation. It is also contraindicated in women who are pregnant.
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