Gastric Balloon (Intra Gastric Balloon)/ Stomach Balloon
What is a gastric or stomach balloon?
Gastric Balloon is a non-invasive procedure whereby weight loss can be achieved without surgery or operation. A soft, silicone balloon is introduced into the stomach with the help of gastroscope or endoscope. Once in the stomach, the balloon is filled with colored sterile saline, occupying a large part of the stomach, giving you a feeling of fullness. The Gastric Balloon is reversible procedure ie no permanent changes are made to your stomach or intestines (unlike sleeve gastrectomy or gastric bypass) and is effective in reducing hunger, controlling food intake, initiating behavioural change, and achieving target weight loss of 10 to 30kg. This procedure is now available in Pune, India and is performed by Dr. Girish Bapat.
How does the gastric balloon work?
Once the balloon is placed and filled with a saline, it will partially fill the stomach. This effect will help the person to feel less hungry, so that they may consume smaller portions of food and experience similar satisfaction to what they would have previously experienced after consuming a larger meal (early satiety).
How is the gastric balloon introduced?
Gastric Balloon is performed as a day procedure with local anaesthesia and sedation. Dr. Girish Bapat will introduce gastric balloon with the help of gastroscope or endoscope. The procedure usually takes 30 mins.
How long can the gastric balloon stay in the stomach
Gastric balloon stays in the stomach for a maximum of 6 months. If required, the balloon can be replaced after 6 months.
How much weight loss can I achieve with the gastric balloon?
For the best results, gastric balloon must be used in conjunction with healthy lifestyle ie healthy eating and exercise (our specialist dietician will assist you). With a gastric balloon, it is possible to achieve a target weight loss of 10- 30 kgs.
Possible side effects of a gastric balloon?
The gastric balloon can cause nausea or vomiting initially, however these symptoms settle down.
When and how will the gastric balloon be removed?
Gastric Balloon will be removed with the help of endoscopy. Gastric Balloon removal is again a day case procedure.
Cost of Gastric Balloon insertion in Pune, India.
Cost depends on numerous factors like existing medical conditions and type of balloon used. For further info. Please contact +919765555451.