Stomach Balloon

Gastric balloon, a non-surgical medical method in obesity treatment, is applied to reduce the eating capacity by partially reducing the volume of the stomach.

Gastric balloon is a highly preferred method since it does not require surgery and general anaesthesia. If there is no obstacle to the application in the stomach (ulcer, etc.), the balloon placed in the stomach by endoscopy method under sedation is inflated with a harmless liquid in the stomach. Thus, it becomes large enough not to pass into the intestine and to take up space in the stomach. This provides a feeling of satiety with less food.

The procedure takes about 30-45 minutes.

Gastric balloon is mostly applied in the treatment of obesity with a BMI below 35 and therefore not suitable for surgical methods. In some cases, it is also applied to extremely obese people (BMI 40 iron) to lose some weight before surgery and to make the surgery more comfortable.

Gastric balloon has 6-month and 12-month options. At the end of the period, it is removed again by endoscopy. Nausea may be observed in the first days after the application.