- Gastric balloon definition:
- Gastric balloon candidates
- Gastric balloon prices
- Gastric balloon abroad price comparison:
- Before the gastric balloon surgery:
- Gastric balloon surgery
- How gastric balloon is done:
- Gastric balloon results:
- After the gastric balloon surgery:
- Gastric balloon risks and complications:
- Gastric balloon procedure abroad
The gastric balloon also is known as an intragastric balloon, It is a special device helping people lose weight. The balloon is inserted into the stomach of the patient, as a result of which less food can be taken in. Hence, patients feel full sooner and eat less.
Benefits of gastric balloon surgery:
- Less expensive than other weight loss procedures
- Fast recovery
- Type 2 diabetes remission
- Fast and safe procedure
- Non-surgical procedure
- Does not require anesthesia
- Lost weight
- Reversible procedure
Gastric balloon candidates
You are qualified for gastric balloon procedure if your body mass index (BMI) is between 27 and 35, you also should be over 18 years old, and be in a considerably good physical as well as mental health. Sometimes gastric balloon procedure is performed to make the patient lose weight before more serious weight loss surgeries in order to reduce risks.
Gastric balloon prices
The price of gastric balloon varies by region, in countries like UK and Germany the price is much more expensive than in Poland. Usually, the gastric balloon procedure is not covered by insurance, but it is always advised to contact the insurance company as a first step. The price for a gastric balloon procedure in Poland includes medical tests, procedure, consultation, stay in a clinic ( if needed), after procedure check-ups. The money you save by choosing gastric balloon procedure in Poland you can spend on tummy tuck in Poland or liposuction in Poland that will make your results even better.
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Before the gastric balloon surgery:
Before the procedure, you will attend a personal consultation with your doctor in Poland. During the consultation, you will have medical tests and will be able to ask all your questions. If you have any specific health conditions or problems, you should tell your doctor about them on the consultation. 48 hours before the gastric balloon procedure you must be on puree/soft solid diet, 12 hours prior the procedure you should avoid all food and liquid.
Required medical tests: Abdominal ultrasound, blood count (CBC), blood urea nitrogen (BUN), cortisol, creatinine, electrolytes, prolactin and thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), Cardiac catheterization, Chest X-ray, Colonoscopy Echocardiogram Electrocardiogram (EKG) Flexible sigmoidoscopy, Mammogram, Pap smear, Pelvic ultrasound, Pulmonary function tests
Gastric balloon surgery
Length of gastric balloon procedure: 15-30minutes
Type of anesthesia: sedation
How gastric balloon is done:
Gastric balloon insertion is non-surgical procedure during the procedure your throat will be numbed with a special spray, then with the use of the endoscope, doctor will put the balloon through your mouth into your stomach. The balloon can be filled with saline solution or gas.
Stay in the clinic: no need
Minimal stay for gastric balloon in Poland: 1 week
Back to work: 1 week
Gastric balloon results:
Gastric balloon must be extracted maximum in 6 months. After 3 months most patients lose about 15% of excess weight. After 6 months the vast majority of our patients effectively lose even 30% of the excess weight. Gastric balloon can become a start of your new life, but it is you who influence the final results for the most part. You need to eat small portions, avoid junk food and exercise. If you don’t follow the recommended lifestyle changes you will regain weight.
After the gastric balloon surgery:
After gastric balloon surgery, you need to follow the diet and be physically active. After the surgery, you should not lift any heavy objects, but should start walking as soon as possible. It is advised to buy pedometer and to take 10,000 to 12,000 steps a day. After 1 month you can practice sport again. Drink at least 1,5 liters a day, eat small portions 5 times a day, and follow the instructions of your doctors.
Gastric balloon risks and complications:
Gastric balloon is known as a safe procedure, but still, there are some risks. During the insertion or removal of the balloon bleeding or perforation can occur. For the first few weeks, you may feel gastric discomfort, nausea, and vomiting. If you feel any pain or notice that your urine colour has changed (is blue or green) immediately contact your doctor.
Gastric balloon procedure abroad
Beauty Poland cooperates only with the best clinics in Poland, our clinics are working according to European standards, use only high-quality materials and modern equipment. If you want to have the procedure done in Poland, you need to come for at least a week. With our all-inclusive packages, we will organise your travel and stay, so you have nothing to worry about. If you need any additional information or have some questions, contact our company and the consultatnts will provide you with all the information.