How does the gastric balloon work?
The gastric balloon helps control appetite and food intake, giving the patient the benefit to start an effective weight loss program. The balloon is filled with saline water and placed on the stomach helping the patient feel less hungry, and consume smaller potions. Inserting the gastric balloon will take 30 minutes and it will be there for about 6 months. This will be combined with a personalized gastric balloon diet and exercise program.
How is the gastric balloon procedure completed?
The orbera balloon is placed in the stomach via the mouth. There is no need for an operation. An endoscopic camera or ‘gatroscope’ is inserted as well in order to be able to observe any abnormalities. Then the balloon is filled with saline solution through a small filling tube. Once the intragastric balloon has been filled, the doctor gently removes the filling tube. This procedure is performed by a gastroenterologist together with trained nursing staff, and anesthetist. Patients are carefully monitored by the nursing staff in the recovery room and then discharged in about two hours after the procedure.
Who is the best candidate for gastric balloon weight loss program?
The balloon in stomach for weight loss is designed for individuals with a BMI of 27 or greater who want to shed 10 to 30 kg r. It’s the best weight loss program or weight loss diet for people who haven’t been successful with other weight loss programs. Using the orbera balloon eliminates the risks associated with traditional surgery.
How long the orbera balloon stays in the stomach?
It should be there for about six months. However, if the doctor determines it should be there longer, the old balloon will be replaced for a new one.
What happens if the balloon in stomach deflates?
In order to prevent leaking, the doctor places a coloured dye inside the balloon during the initial stage of the procedure. If there is leaking the color of your urine will turn to green. If this happens, you must inform the clinic immediately and they will immediately remove the balloon.
How is the intragastric balloon removed?
The balloon is removed the same way it was placed through the esophagus and mouth. A catheter is introduced through the mouth into the stomach. Then the balloon is punctured, deflated, grasped, and removed.
How much can be shed with the gastric balloon?
The intragastric balloon is just a tool, which must be used with the best diet program, fitness program, and behavior modification routine. The amount of weight you lose depends on how well you follow through the diet and the long-term changes implemented.
Are there any gastric balloon side effects?
The presence of this balloon may cause nausea and vomiting for a few days. You will be prescribed medication to help eliminate these side effects, which generally persist during the first few days. There may be a little discomfort after the procedure but after that the gastric balloon will give you a feeling of fullness.
How many times do I have to visit the doctor after the procedure?
If you don’t collaborate with the follow-up program you won’t be successful. It’s all about having a new lifestyle that replaces the old and unhealthy habits you used to have. You will meet with the follow-up team at least once a month and bi-monthly once the orbera balloon is removed.
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