Gastric Balloon

Lighten Your Life: Discover the Path to Wellness with TrustMed Clinic's Gastric Balloon Procedure
Gastric Balloon
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Gastric Balloon

Gastric Balloon
Reshape and embrace yourself with the best!

Gastric Balloon

Begin a transformative path to a healthier and more fulfilling lifestyle with TrustMed Clinic's exceptional gastric balloon procedure. With the compassionate expertise of Dr. Serdar Civelek, you will embark on a non-surgical journey to effective weight management. TrustMed Clinic is committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment, offering personalized care that supports your journey to achieving and maintaining significant weight loss. Let us accompany you on every step of this life-changing experience, ensuring your journey is as smooth as possible, leading to lasting changes and enhanced wellness.

What is Gastric Ballon?

The gastric balloon is a minimally invasive, temporary weight loss device that is becoming increasingly popular for individuals seeking a non-surgical approach to weight management. This procedure involves placing a soft, saline-filled balloon into the stomach via an endoscopic process, which helps to reduce stomach capacity and control hunger. It is an outpatient procedure that encourages portion control and is often used as a stepping stone to healthier eating behaviors and lifestyle changes.

During the gastric balloon procedure, which typically takes about 20-30 minutes, a deflated balloon is inserted through the mouth and into the stomach under sedation or local anesthesia. Once in place, it is filled with sterile saline, causing it to expand. This partially fills the stomach and limits the amount of food you can consume, promoting a feeling of fullness sooner than usual. The balloon is designed to stay in the stomach for up to six months, after which it is removed, and the patient continues with a diet and exercise program to maintain the weight loss.

The gastric balloon is a temporary and reversible aid for weight loss, serving as an alternative for those who may not want or qualify for more invasive bariatric surgeries. It is also used as a means to reduce surgical risks in patients who need to lose weight before undergoing a surgical procedure. While the gastric balloon can be an effective tool for weight loss, its success largely depends on the patient's commitment to a healthy diet and regular physical activity. Patients receive support and counseling to help them make the necessary lifestyle changes that will contribute to the procedure's success and to the maintenance of weight loss long after the balloon is removed.

Gastric Balloon at a glance

Below you can find detailed technical information that will help you learn more about the surgery. This information is general and may vary according to the operation and its combinations.

Duration of Treatment
(1 day)
Duration of Operation
(20-30 Minutes)
(6-12 Months)
Sleeping Position
(Every position is suitable)
(On discharge)
(On discharge)
Back to Work
(On discharge)
Exercise Restriction
(1 Week)
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Why do people have gastric balloon?

Why do people have gastric balloon?

Who Are the Ideal Candidates?

In order to have a gastric balloon operation the ideal candidate should:

  • Have a BMI between 30 and 40.
  • Are committed to long-term lifestyle changes and follow-up.
  • Lack contraindications based on a thorough medical evaluation.
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What do the experts say about this operation?

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Experts often highlight the gastric balloon as a valuable option for individuals seeking a non-surgical approach to weight loss. They emphasize the importance of being well-informed and prepared for the lifestyle adjustments required for optimal outcomes. Here, we provide insightful guidance to prepare you for your gastric balloon procedure, establish the essential framework to mitigate potential challenges, and coordinate all the necessary details to facilitate a seamless experience during your stay in Turkiye. With expert advice at your disposal, you can approach the gastric balloon procedure with confidence and clarity.

Your journey towards a healthier lifestyle with gastric balloon surgery will begin with a consultation at our renowned clinic in İzmir. This meeting will typically last about 30 minutes.

During your consultation with our expert bariatric surgeon Dr. Serdar Civelek, you will have the opportunity to discuss all aspects of the gastric balloon procedure. It's advisable to prepare a list of questions you may have concerning the operation. Our surgeon will understand your weight loss goals, evaluate your health, and determine the best approach for your individual needs. Additionally, Dr. Civelek will provide a detailed explanation of the process and answer all your questions, ensuring you are fully informed and comfortable with the upcoming procedure.

To ensure the best outcome for your gastric balloon procedure, consider the following pre-operative advice:

Quit smoking: Smoking can interfere with the recovery process. We advise stopping smoking at least six weeks before the procedure to promote healing.

Minimize alcohol: It's important to minimize alcohol consumption before the procedure. Avoid alcohol entirely on the day of the operation and preferably a few days before. After the procedure, refrain from alcohol until you have completed any prescribed medication.

Preparation for sedation: The gastric balloon procedure is usually conducted under sedation or local anesthesia. It's essential to fast for at least 6-8 hours before the operation. Do not consume food or liquids during this period.

On the day of your procedure, our transportation service will collect you from your hotel and bring you to the clinic where the gastric balloon will be placed. You'll meet with our surgeon and the medical team once more before the operation. This pre-operative meeting is a chance to go over any last-minute questions and to review the procedure plan one final time.

The gastric balloon placement will involve a brief endoscopic procedure, after which you will be monitored for a short period before being discharged with comprehensive post-operative instructions.

Post-procedure, you may feel drowsy due to the sedation, but this will subside after a short rest. Our medical team will provide detailed instructions upon discharge, explaining the dietary progression you should follow and how to manage any discomfort.

After the procedure, it's crucial to take any prescribed medications as directed and to adhere to the dietary guidelines given by our nutritionist. You may feel fatigued initially, but any discomfort should be manageable with the medication provided.

During your recovery, our team will be in touch regularly to check on your progress and request photos to monitor your healing. We will arrange online consultations to update our doctor on your recovery process and provide any additional support you may need.

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We are here for you to plan your entire journey to make the operation you desire a much better experience for you. Considering all the details, we are always with you during your stay in Izmir.

It is a detailed consultation with our experts about the organisation and operation.

Our famous plastic surgeon will answer all your questions in detail by inquiring your operation expectations during the in person consultation.

While renewing your body, you can evaluate all the care your skin needs with Famous Dermatologist Associate Professor Ezgi Özkur, get advice from them and start treatment.

Our doctor and nurses will check your eligibility for the operation by making the necessary medical assessment before the operation.

You will have your last pre-operative in person consultation with our doctor at the hospital. Our doctor will prepare you for the operation via drawings according to your expectations.

24 hour room service, satellite TV, breakfast, lunch, dinner and your own en-suite hospital room with en-suite bathroom for 1 or 2 days depending on the operation.

At your first follow-up consultation, our doctor will check you after the operation and tell you what you should pay attention to and the entire post-operative care process.

Our experienced staff, specially assigned for you, will be in contact with you during your stay in Istanbul after you are discharged from the hospital and will visit you whenever necessary

At your second follow-up visit, your treatment will be completed by our doctor by making your dressing. When you go back to your country, you will be told about all the procedures you need to do and pay attention to.

We will follow you closely for 1 year during your recovery process managed by our experienced team.

Frequently asked questions about gastric balloon

You can find detailed information about the operation and organisation before you come to Turkiye. You can contact your sales representative for any other questions you may have.

Good candidates for gastric balloon surgery are individuals who are severely obese, have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher, or have a BMI of 35 or higher with obesity-related health conditions such as diabetes or hypertension.

Benefits of gastric balloon surgery include significant weight loss, improvement or resolution of obesity-related health conditions, enhanced quality of life, and increased mobility.

Gastric balloon surgery is generally considered safe when performed by a qualified and experienced bariatric surgeon in a reputable medical facility. However, like any surgery, it carries some risks and potential complications.

Weight loss results vary depending on individual factors such as starting weight, diet, exercise habits, and overall health. On average, patients can expect to lose 50-80% of their excess body weight within the first 1-2 years after surgery.

Yes, following a specific diet plan is essential after gastric balloon surgery to promote healing, prevent complications, and support long-term weight loss. Patients typically start with a liquid diet and gradually transition to soft foods and then solid foods over several weeks.

Risks and complications of gastric balloon surgery may include infection, bleeding, blood clots, leaks at the surgical site, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, and gastrointestinal issues. However, serious complications are rare when the procedure is performed by an experienced surgeon.

The duration of gastric balloon surgery typically ranges from 60 to 90 minutes, depending on individual factors and any additional procedures performed.

The recovery process after gastric balloon surgery involves staying in the hospital for 1-2 days, gradually resuming normal activities within 2-4 weeks, and following post-operative dietary and lifestyle guidelines provided by the medical team.

Yes, gastric balloon surgery leaves scars, but they are usually small and well-hidden, as the procedure is performed laparoscopically using several small incisions.

Yes, it is possible to become pregnant after gastric balloon surgery. However, it is recommended to wait at least 12-18 months after surgery before attempting pregnancy to allow for weight stabilization and nutritional optimization.

Yes, patients are typically advised to take vitamin and mineral supplements, including multivitamins, calcium, vitamin D, vitamin B12, and iron, after gastric balloon surgery to prevent nutritional deficiencies.

The length of time needed off from work after gastric balloon surgery varies depending on individual factors such as job type, recovery progress, and post-operative instructions from the surgeon. Most patients can return to work within 2-4 weeks.

While gastric balloon surgery is considered permanent, it can be revised or converted to other weight loss procedures in certain cases, such as inadequate weight loss or complications.

Yes, many bariatric programs require patients to undergo psychological evaluation to assess their readiness for surgery, identify potential risk factors, and provide support for long-term success.

Patients will need to adopt healthy lifestyle habits, including following a nutritious diet, engaging in regular exercise, staying hydrated, avoiding smoking and excessive alcohol consumption, and attending follow-up appointments with their medical team.

Yes, patients can eventually resume eating a wide variety of foods after gastric balloon surgery, but portion sizes will be smaller, and certain foods may need to be avoided or limited to prevent discomfort or complications.

Weight loss typically begins immediately after surgery, with patients experiencing significant weight loss in the first few months. However, individual results may vary, and consistent follow-up with the medical team is essential for monitoring progress.

When selecting a bariatric surgeon in Turkey, it's important to research their qualifications, experience, success rates, patient reviews, and the quality of the medical facility where the surgery will be performed. A consultation with the surgeon can also help assess compatibility and address any concerns.



In line with the importance we attach to quality and reliability in healthcare services, our clinically contracted hospitals are certified by JCI (Joint Commission International) to comply with international standards. JCI certification plays a key role in guaranteeing the quality and reliability of the healthcare services we provide to our patients. Under contract with TrustMed, the hospital, located in Şişli, is a point where healthcare excellence, advanced technology and strategic accessibility meet. This medical facility is a testament to advanced technology and infrastructure, with a team of nationally and internationally recognised specialists offering warm and personalised services to its patients.

Regular audits are critical to ensure that our hospitals consistently deliver high quality services. In this way, we strive to best meet the healthcare needs of our patients and provide a safe healthcare environment.

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Gastric balloon surgery stands out as an effective method for accelerating weight loss and combating obesity. Turkey has become a preferred destination for performing this innovative surgical procedure. The country's advanced healthcare infrastructure, experienced surgeons, and healthcare services compliant with international standards provide a reliable option for individuals seeking gastric balloon surgery. Clinics in Turkey, such as TrustMed Clinic, prioritize patient satisfaction and take all necessary measures for patient comfort and health. Those opting for gastric balloon surgery in Turkey can experience a combination of expertise, quality, and affordability at TrustMed Clinic.

What Is Gastric Balloon?

Gastric balloon is a type of bariatric surgical procedure used for weight loss purposes. In this procedure, a balloon is placed in the stomach using endoscopic methods to reduce the volume of the stomach, increase the feeling of fullness, and promote eating less. The gastric balloon is typically a temporary solution and is removed after a certain period. This method can be used to accelerate weight loss in the fight against obesity or to reduce obesity-related health problems.

Why Do People Get Gastric Balloon?

  • For Weight Loss: A gastric balloon can be an option for those looking to accelerate the weight loss process and adopt a healthier lifestyle. The balloon reduces the volume of the stomach, increasing the feeling of fullness and helping individuals consume less food.
  • To Aid in Fighting Obesity: Obesity can lead to various health issues and negatively impact quality of life. Gastric balloon procedures can help promote weight loss and reduce obesity-related health problems.
  • Non-Surgical Option: The gastric balloon procedure is a non-surgical method, reducing the risks associated with surgery and minimizing recovery times. Therefore, it can be preferred as an alternative to surgical intervention.
  • Temporary Solution: A gastric balloon is generally a temporary solution. The balloon is removed after a certain period, eliminating the need for long-term commitment. This provides individuals with an opportunity to experience the weight loss process and then revert to previous habits if desired.
  • To Reduce Health Problems: Weight loss is important in reducing or managing health problems associated with obesity. Gastric balloon procedures can help improve health by reducing obesity-related issues.

What Are The Types Of Gastric Balloon Procedures?

  • Endoscopic Gastric Balloon: In this method, a balloon is placed into the stomach through the mouth using an endoscopic device. The balloon is filled with gas or liquid to occupy space in the stomach and reduce its volume. This increases the feeling of fullness and helps the person eat less.
  • Swallowable Gastric Balloon: With this method, the person swallows a capsule containing the deflated balloon, which is then inflated after reaching the stomach. The inflated balloon fills up space in the stomach, promoting a sensation of fullness. After a certain period, an endoscopic procedure may be required to remove the balloon.
  • Chronic Implantable Gastric Balloon: This method involves surgically placing a balloon into the stomach, but the volume of the balloon can be adjusted over time by injecting fluid into it through an implanted device. Removal of the balloon may require a second surgical procedure.

Each of these different methods can be preferred depending on the individual's needs and health condition. Each method has its advantages and disadvantages, and the patient needs to decide together with their doctor.

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