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gastric balloon

top specialists dedicated to your weightloss

No surgery

The balloon is inserted into the stomach with a thin binoculars. The procedure is not a surgical procedure and leaves no years.

WITHOUT FULL ANESTHESIA

Mild sedatives and local anesthetics are used to help you feel safe and calm during the procedure. This eliminates the use of full anesthesia (general anesthesia) and the risks it entails.

Great results!

Along with diet and exercise, stomach balloon treatment is highly effective in relation to your weight loss.

It’s all about the balloon

It is very rare for a stomach balloon to be removed before time due to complications or genes – official figures show only 2.2%. (Brazilian report in 2016 with 40,000 patients)
For this reason, the belly balloon treatment is considered a safer and less risky treatment compared to a gastric bipass (Gastric Sleeve).

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How it works

Like all other medical interventions, gastric balloon procedure has its own risks as well. However, they are very rare, hence it’s still considered safer than the more invasive and expensive bariatric surgery (gastric sleeve, and gastric bypass). It’s widely believed that the risks associated with overweight and obesity are higher than the very rare risks associated with this procedure. The gastric surgery is associated with a significantly higher rate of serious adverse events.

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Get a free consultation

Contact us to get a free consultation.

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Placement of the balloon

Moderate sedation is used.

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Diet and exercise

Get personalized lifestyle plans from our talented dieticians

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Average weight loss 18%*

*Results may vary from person to person 

with Endoscopy

without endoscopy

Kim

30 kg

Birgit

25 kg

Ole

32 kg

Susanne

34 kg

Who we are

Ideal diet with gastric balloon

Meet maria

Many of the people who seek gastric balloon therapy have already tried several dietary regimes before but they either don’t lose enough weight or had weight regain or that they couldn’t maintain the diet for long-term periods. We understand it’s not easy to follow a diet, and that where a gastric balloon can play a big role in the weight loss objectives.

The feeling of satiety induced by the gastric balloon may help you adhere to a diet that suits you. Regardless to the type of diet you follow, including balanced low-calorie, low-fat/low-calorie, moderate-fat/low-calorie, and low-carbohydrate diets, as well as the Mediterranean diet, your aim should be to reduce energy intake below energy.

Haytham

Haytham

Surgeon, consultant

Rawa

Rawa

Doctor

Ninni

Ninni

Dietician

Eva

Eva

Clinical Assistant

Dina

Dina

Dietician

Mona

Mona

Clinical Assistant

Maria

Maria

Nutritionist and personal trainer

Haytham

Haytham

Surgeon, consultant

Rawa

Rawa

Doctor

Ninni

Ninni

Dietician

Eva

Eva

Clinical Assistant

Maria

Maria

Nutritionist and personal trainer

Mona

Mona

Clinical Assistant

Frequently Asked Questions

Learn How it Works!

How does the gastric balloon work?

The gastric balloon gives the person a feeling of fullness and makes it possible to portion the meal. The balloon works by delaying gastric emptying, leading to the rate of stomach movement to slow down. It will take longer than normal for the digestion stage of the solid food and its ultimate delivery to the duodenum. This effect is especially obvious during the first three to four months when the gastric emptying is slower, and the sense of satiety is higher. After this period, gastric emptying starts to return to normal and the stomach adapts to the gastric balloon, losing most of its effect. Another mechanism of action that also contributes to weight loss is by restricting the space available for food and liquids. Most people would be able to achieve satiety with significantly smaller meals. This normally leads to weight loss and long-lasting healthier eating habits, especially when complemented with physical activity focusing on building more muscle mass. About 30% of weight loss involves depreciation of the muscle mass which contributes to slowing down of the metabolic rate and ultimately to a meager weight loss results. That’s why it would be conducive to a better weight loss outcome if the person follows a weekly exercise regime, focusing on strength training to replace the wasted muscle fibers. The effect of gastric balloon varies from one person to another, mostly due to the difference in people’s rate of gastric emptying. Those with an average rate tend to have more of a feeling of fullness than those with slower than average rate of gastric emptying.

 
Who is the gastric balloon designed for?

The gastric balloon is designed to help with weight loss for people who ideally have 10-50 kg weight to lose. The patient must have a BMI of 27 or above in order for the gastric balloon to be offered.

It is also used for people who are not suitable for other types of weight loss surgery. The use of gastric balloon may help reduce weight before surgery, reducing risks in surgical prodecures on obese patients.

For the consultation the doctor will guide you through 3 different gastric balloons and which type is best for you.

What happens if the stomach balloon empties spontaneously?

The doctor will place a dye in the balloon called Methlyene blue. This will help you identify an early deflation or leak as it will change the color of your urine to green. If this happens, you must notify the clinic immediately so that the balloon can be removed.

 
How much weight can I lose with a gastric balloon?

It is important to understand that the gastric balloon is a tool to help support weight loss and should be used with a diet, exercise and a follow-up program. The amount of weight you lose and maintain will depend on how closely you follow your diet and long-term lifestyle changes.

 
Will I feel the balloon in my stomach?

There will be discomfort the first few days after the procedure. Afterwards, the gastric balloon will give you a sense of satiety.

 
Does the gastric balloon require regular check ups after the procedure?

The follow-up program is crucial for the success of the balloon’s effect. You will be contacted by our trained staff for the first 6-12 months while you have the balloon, and then every other month. When the balloon is removed, there will be a follow-up for another 6 months. During this period you will be evaluated on your progress and you will be thoroughly put into the principles of health, nutrition and training that will provide you with a foundation for long-term success.

 
Can I drink alcohol?

Alcohol in moderation is fine.

 
How is the procedure?

The balloon is inserted in the stomach through the mouth without the need for surgery. The doctor puts an endoscope into the stomach. If there are no abnormalities observed, the balloon will be inserted down the esophagus and into the stomach. The balloon will be filled in the stomach with a sterile saline solution through a small filling tube attached to the balloon. When it is filled, the doctor remove the tube by gently pulling the outer end after which the balloon is free in the stomach.

This procedure is performed by a qualified specialist gastroenterologist and trained care staff.

The placement of the balloon takes approx. 20 minutes after which the patient is monitored for approx. 1 hour and thereafter the patient will be discharged.

How long does the gastric balloon stay in the stomach?

The gastric balloon can be placed in the stomach for a period of 6 months (12 months for the Spatz balloon). If your doctor recommends using the balloon for more than 6 months, it is necessary that the balloon gets replaced with a new one.

How is the gastric balloon removed?

The gastric balloon is removed in the same way it was placed; through the esophagus and mouth. With the use of an endoscopic camera, the doctor will insert a catheter through the mouth and into the stomach. The balloon will then be punctured and emptied. When the balloon is emptied, it can be removed.

What are the possible side effects associated with the gastric balloon?

It is very likely that the presence of the balloon in the stomach may cause abdominal cramps, nausea or vomiting that usually last for a few days after insertion. Our clinic will prescribe medicine to help minimize these potential side effects.

There is a slight possibility that you will only lose a small part of your excess weight. This, of course, depends on your commitment to the diet and lifestyle modification instructions.

How long does it take to recover after the procedure?

You should plan at least three days of rest after the insertion of gastric balloon. Afterwards, you will be able to resume normal acitivity, but it also depends on how fast your body gets used to the balloon.

Will the gastric balloon restrict my activities?

In the first week of the procedure you should not plan any heavy activities. Once your body has adapted to the balloon, you can continue your normal activities. It is highly recommended to start a regular training program for best results.

Are there any food restrictions?

There are no food restrictions besides pasta that can stick to the balloon. In addition, if you eat fatty foods or candies, you may feel uncomfortable. Excessive overeating while the balloon is in the stomach may cause vomiting and may be dangerous.

Safety

Gastric balloon – A safer choice

Like all other medical interventions, gastric balloon procedure has its own risks as well. However, they are very rare, hence it’s still considered safer than the more invasive and expensive bariatric surgery (gastric sleeve, and gastric bypass). It’s widely believed that the risks associated with overweight and obesity are higher than the very rare risks associated with this procedure. The gastric surgery is associated with a significantly higher rate of serious adverse events.

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Obesity

Overweight and obesity: the 5th deadliest conditions all over the world

Overweight and obesity are considered the 5th most dangerous factors that contribute to death in the world. People with excess weight, especially belly fat, are two times at risk of developing heart diseases compared to people with no belly fat, according to a new study. It’s considered a medical condition that is linked to cardiovascular, diabetes, arthritis, sleep apnea diseases and certain tumors. A modest weight loss of at least 5% of excess body weight may improve people’s health prospect in relation to diabetes and other obesity-related diseases. Overweight or obese people who suffer from hypertension, diabetes, sleep apnea, migraine, arthritis, and some other diseases, can benefit from losing weight using gastric balloons.

 

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  • Underweight: BMI is less than 18.5
  • Normal weight: BMI is 18.5 to 24.9
  • Overweight: BMI is 25 to 29.9
  • Obese: BMI is 30 or more

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