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Intragastric Balloon

Intragastric Balloon

A healthy way to lose weight: Intragastric Balloon

20 minutes long procedure – 16 weeks treatment process – Average 15 kg weight loss


In today’s world, obesity has become one of the common social problems. Obesity is on the rise due to malnutrition, fast food, and sedentary behavior. Both the problems and the remedies exist, though. Today, one of the potential remedies is increasingly preferred to be medical surgeries. But not everyone considers it to be a suitable method.

As a result, a new medical product that is safe for everyone to use and has a direct effect on the stomach has been produced: Intragastric balloon.

What is Intragastric Balloon?

Because of the sensation of hunger, many attempts to lose weight fail. As a result, specialists focused on lowering the sensation of hunger and created a capsule-shaped intragastric balloon with a thin and elastic membrane that is not harmful to one’s health. This particular balloon is 85% thinner than silicone gastric balloons.

Capsule shaped intragastric balloon is just swallowed with water, without needing any procedures such as endoscopy and anesthesia and then it is inflated by doctor in charge. After 16 weeks, it comes out of the stomach on its own. 

It is a world first in its field because it does not require any operation and is performed through a quick procedure.

How is Intragastric Balloon applied? 

20 minutes without anesthesia! 

When a capsule-shaped intragastric balloon is eaten with water and reaches the stomach, its location is identified using an x-ray instrument. The doctor inflates it by 550 ml if it is discovered to reach the desired spot. The catheter linked to the capsule and used for inflating is then progressively removed from the mouth.

No procedures such as endoscopy and anesthesia are performed during this process.

How long is the Intragastric Balloon used? 

After the intragastric balloon is inserted in the stomach, it is utilized for an average of 16 weeks. Then it is naturally excreted from the body.

And the answer for the question ‘’Why 16 weeks? is, according to the researches carried out by experts, the desired effect with the intragastric balloon is achieved in the first 3 months. After these 3 months, there is not much need for intragastric balloon but in terms of the continuity of the treatment process, it is acceptable to remain in the stomach for some time.

How much weight can one lose with an intragastric balloon? 

15 kg on average.

It was shown that a good diet resulted in an average weight loss of 15 kg after the sense of hunger was reduced by an intragastric balloon.

Of course, if this approach is supplemented with exercise and a regular diet, the amount of weight lost might reach 25-30 kg.

The important thing is to listen to the doctor’s instructions. If these suggestions are followed with discipline, great success can be attained.

Is there any weight regain after the intragastric balloon is removed? 

This issue leaves many question marks in patients’ minds. However, according to studies, patients who have had their intragastric balloon removed can maintain their weight for at least a year.

It’s crucial for the patient, though, to maintain his or her current way of living. It is natural for those who follow doctor’s recommendations and continue on this healthy path to maintain their weight.

Is it possible for me to make the intragastric balloon procedure myself?

Even if no procedures such as endoscopy and anesthesia are performed during this process, it should be administered under the supervision of a doctor, otherwise not recommended. 

What should I do to have the intragastric balloon procedure?  

If you are unhappy with your weight and wish to undergo a safe intragastric balloon operation, please contact us.

You can reach us through the Contact us page.

Nature beauties of Antalya are calling you for healing! 

The operations you select are performed in contracted hospitals in Antalya, which has one of the best natures and offers amazing opportunities in Turkey’s standard of living!

You can enjoy Antalya’s natural beauty while improving your health! Its magnificent sea, traditional tasty food, historic civilization, and the spirit of the pleasant people around you will make you feel better!

In fact, you will go on a very special journey for your health! And we will be by your side in every step from beginning to end!

With your medical advisor who will be by your side at anytime, we provide you with the privileges below;

Picking you from the airport with a private vehicle,

Driving you to your luxury hotel,

Accompanying you in the clinic where you will receive health treatment.

And finally with a nice city sightseeing tour will provide you both healthy and unforgettable service. 

This journey will bring you joy and beauty!

We are waiting for you!