Gastric balloon cost varies depending on the type of balloon used for weight loss. At Nordic Gastric Balloon the cost is very competitive and is intentionally made lower than most of the other clinics in the Scandinavian countries because of the efficient management of the resources, and the higher number of procedures we perform. At our clinics, the procedure is performed exclusively by Dr. Haytham, who is as a consultant surgeon and one of the most experienced in this field and has so far conducted more than 1200 gastric balloon insertions.
*Starting price of the non-adjustable balloon (6 months) is 2100 GBP/2400 EUR, including insertion, removal and dietary and training program. (for details…call tel: +45 53 56 33 31)
**Starting price of the adjustable balloon (12 months) is 2800 GBP/3200 EUR, including insertion, removal and dietary and training program. Adjustment price is 350 GBP/400 EUR. (For details, call Tel: +45 53 56 33 31)
A person who desires to lose weight may choose between mostly two categories of gastric balloons.
The 1st category
Non-adjustable gastric balloons that can either stay in the stomach for 6 months or 12 months depending on the manufacturer of the balloon. This category is mainly represented by Orbera and Medsil. All of those balloons are approved for use in Europe. While it’s usually more affordable, the downside of this category, compared to the 2nd category, is that severe intolerance to the balloon usually end up with its early removal since doctors cannot downsize the balloon to address the intolerance issue. The other limitation of non-adjustable balloons is that the effect tends to partially dwindle after three to four months of insertion as the stomach learn how to accommodate the foreign body inside it. Multiple studies have demonstrated that 80 to 90 percent of weight loss is achieved during the first three to four months of gastric balloon therapy. Thus, an increase in the balloon volume after the first four months may induce more weight loss. Patients can either choose to keep the balloon until the end of the six months or opt to have a second non-adjustable balloon with higher volume inserted after removing the first balloon either before its removal time or afterward. (For details, call Tel: +45 53 56 33 31)
The 2nd category
The adjustable balloons that can normally stay in the stomach for 12 months, allowing for the balloon volume to be adjusted after insertion to address intolerance symptoms or insufficient weight loss. This category is represented by Spatz balloon, which has also been in use in Europe for many years. Preliminary results demonstrated that patients lost an additional 9.4 kg after receiving upward adjustments to the volume of their balloons. Conversely, individuals who experienced balloon intolerance benefited from a downward adjustment.
Søndre Fasanvej 90, 1.th 2500 Valby
Endoskopiklinikken Århus A/S Jens Baggesens Vej 88E 8200 Århus N
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