Kızlarpınarı Mh. Uğurlu Sk. No:3 Alara Medical Plaza, Alanya, Antalya

Gastric Balloon Placement

Stomach balloons or gastric balloons induce the feeling of fullness, occupy a certain volume in the stomach and slow down the transit of food. Their presence in the stomach leads to an early feeling of satiety and educates the patient to have smaller portions. A stomach balloon allows the patient to make healthier food choices, without making them feel the cravings and hunger that often accompany traditional diets. The patient’s dietician will give them nutritional advice tailored to their personal situation, body and goals. Additionally, regular visits with their medical team will allow them to maximize the effects of their gastric balloon placement procedure. The operation for the placement of a gastric balloon takes about 15 minutes, and the patient is usually sent back home on the same day. After 3, 6 or 12 months, depending on the balloon chosen, the gastric balloon is deflated and removed. In general, people lose 20% to 30% of their excess weight, but this result varies greatly depending on the individual’s circumstances.