A normal person's stomach volume is between 900 and 1200 cc, and these balloons can be filled between 300 and 800 cc.
The procedure is performed by a gastroenterologist or general surgeon, in which a balloon is inserted into the stomach through an endoscope (a camera that guides the balloon into the stomach). This method is less invasive than other methods.
Ballooning in the stomach takes about 20 to 30 minutes and is performed under anesthesia in the operating room.
In a period of 6 to 12 months, about 10 to 35 kg per person is lost, and after this period of six months, the balloon is released again.
After passing the balloon in the stomach, the air inside it fills up. This volume is adjustable and will continue depending on when patients and the volume of the balloon they tolerate. If patients can’t tolerate the balloon and suffer from complications such as vomiting, nausea and reflux, these balloons are removed.
After placing the balloon in the stomach, it is necessary to control it in case of weight loss and suspicion of rupture of the balloon, the necessary examination is done through ultrasound and endoscopy.
1- Performing experiments
2- Providing all health information and disease history to the treating physician
3- NO smoke and alcohol
4- Preliminary evaluation of the patient's diet
5- If you are using blood thinners such as aspirin or anti-clotting drugs such as warfarin, etc., talk to your doctor.
6- Patients should fast for 6 to 9 hours the night before surgery.
1- Within first 3 to 5 days, there is a feeling of nausea and vomiting. Start a light diet with fluids and after three days, eat solid foods in small volumes (medications to relieve vomiting and nausea are prescribed)
2- Avoid smoking, tobacco and alcohol.
3- Patients can go home the same day after balloon surgery and do not need to be hospitalized, but need a companion next to them.
4- After one to two days, you can do your normal activities, but have one or two days of complete rest at home.
5- 6 to 12 months after surgery, the balloon can be removed by endoscopy (this is done in the operating room and under anesthesia)
6- Having proper exercise and activity to help the weight loss process
7- The diet given to you by a dietitian.
1- Feeling full early
2- It is less invasive than other methods
3- Rapid weight loss
4- Possibility of other slimming methods after removing the balloon
1- Having 40> BMI> 30
2- Having motivation to lose weight
3- No previous gastric or esophageal surgery
1- Stomach pain
3- The possibility of balloon rupture
4- It is a temporary method and after that it is possible to become obese again
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