Stomach balloon is a preferred method in the process of preparing for surgery for patients who want to lose weight and who are defined as super obesity , i.e. have a body mass index above 50. Gastric balloon has a low risk due to the low of a surgical complication procedure. with a endoscopy can assist to define stomach balloon by the end of the first year. People who do this practice for weight loss are expected to lose 30% of their weight (average 15-20 kg). It means that obesity patients who are not eligible for surgery after a stomach balloon will gain the ideal weight in 1 year.
Gastric balloon application may be preferred when super-obese people need to lose weight before gastric bypass surgery. beside that, in stomach balloon operations to lose weight, people's body mass index should be in the range of 27 to 32.
Stomach balloon is not a surgical procedure, both the operation and after operative period are quite comfortable. In this operation performed by endoscopy, (FDA)-approved silicone balloon is placed in the stomach and then inflated in the appropriate amount to the person's weight. It takes about 30 minutes to put a balloon in the stomach, and then it begins to take effect immediately. One of the biggest advantages of applying a stomach balloon is that a healthy diet is sufficient after the operation, there is no need to use additional vitamins and supplements. when combined with sports, the results are much more effective. At the end of 12 months, the balloon is emptied by gastroscopy and removed from the stomach.
Although, stomach balloons are also available, which are swallowed by the patient and inflated in the stomach and can spontaneously melt and disappear after 3-4 months. These two balloons are made abroad. Balloons that are Turkish-made remain in the stomach for 6 months. 6-month-old balloons are also left in the stomach accompanied by endoscopy and inflated. After 6 months, it is removed again accompanied by endoscopy.
With this operation, which provides controlled weight loss by spreading over a certain period of time and make a relief in the weight loss process with the emergence of satiety feeling faster, it is possible to reach the ideal weight in the 12-month period. But it should not be forgotten that it is important to adopt with healthy lifestyle habits after stomach balloon operation. If patients do not gain the habit of eating healthy food and exercising in new life program, they may not be able to lose enough weight and may face the risk of gaining weight again after the balloon is removed.