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Gastric Balloon

Gastric balloon is used as a short-term solution for individuals seeking to lose weight who may not qualify for or prefer to avoid more invasive weight loss surgeries.

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What causes Overweight?

Overweight stems from an imbalance between calorie intake and expenditure, exacerbated by sedentary lifestyles and poor dietary choices.

Overweight can be caused by a combination of factors, including genetics, lifestyle choices, and environmental influences.


Consuming more calories than the body needs, often from unhealthy foods high in sugars and fats, leads to weight gain. Sedentary lifestyles and limited physical activity exacerbate this imbalance.


Genetic predispositions can also affect metabolism and fat storage, while socio-economic factors like limited access to healthy foods can also play a role.


For those unable to lose weight with diet and exercise alone, gastric balloons offer a minimally invasive option. By reducing stomach capacity, they help control appetite, providing a valuable alternative for many individuals.

Some Numbers about Obesity & Gastric Balloon

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Overweight

Overweight and obesity rates have been steadily increasing globally. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 1.9 billion adults were overweight, and of these, over 650 million were obese

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Loss of Body Weight

Studies have shown that gastric balloons can lead to significant weight loss, with some individuals achieving a loss of 15-25% of their total body weight during the time the balloon is in place

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BEFORE OPERATION

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BEFORE OPERATION

Before gastric balloon treatment, patients typically undergo a thorough evaluation by a healthcare provider, which may include medical history assessment, physical examination, and possibly diagnostic tests.

DURING OPERATION

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DURING OPERATION

During the procedure, the deflated balloon is inserted into the stomach through the mouth via an endoscope, a flexible tube with a camera. Once in place, the balloon is filled with either saline solution or gas, expanding to occupy space in the stomach.

AFTER OPERATION

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AFTER OPERATION

After the procedure, patients receive dietary counseling and support to adapt to their new eating habits. The balloon remains in place for several months before being removed in a similar endoscopic procedure. Following balloon removal, patients continue with lifestyle modifications to maintain their weight loss.

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GASTRIC BALLOON TYPES

The main types of gastric balloons for weight loss interventions are fluid-filled balloons and gas-filled balloons;

Fluid-Filled Balloons

These balloons are inserted into the stomach in a deflated state and then filled with saline solution once in place. The saline solution expands the balloon, occupying space in the stomach and reducing its capacity to hold food.


This helps promote feelings of fullness and decreases appetite, aiding in weight loss. Fluid-filled balloons are one of the most common types used in gastric balloon procedures due to their effectiveness and safety profile.

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Gas-Filled Balloons

Gas-filled balloons are an alternative to fluid-filled balloons. Instead of being filled with liquid, these balloons are filled with gas, such as nitrogen or carbon dioxide. Similar to fluid-filled balloons, gas-filled balloons expand in the stomach to create a feeling of fullness and help control appetite.


While less common than fluid-filled balloons, gas-filled balloons offer a different approach to occupying stomach space and may be preferred by some patients.

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Gastric Balloon Procedure

The duration of the procedure may differ for each individual, but generally;

Procedure Duration

20-30 minutes

Anesthesia

General Anesthesia or Local anesthesia with sedation

Recovery Time

1-4 days

Expected Results

15-25% loss of Bodyweight

Placement Period

6-12 months

Who Can Get a Gastric Balloon?

Typically, candidates for gastric balloons are adults with a body mass index (BMI) between 30 and 40 who have obesity-related health conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or sleep apnea. They may also be considered for individuals with a BMI over 27 who have failed to lose weight through conventional means and have health conditions exacerbated by excess weight.


Before undergoing gastric balloon treatment, candidates undergo a comprehensive evaluation by healthcare providers to assess their suitability and readiness for the procedure.


It's essential for candidates to have realistic expectations and a commitment to making long-term lifestyle changes, including dietary modifications and increased physical activity, to achieve and maintain weight loss results.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

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