If you have landed on this page, it means you are trying to find out about the pros and cons of gastric balloon surgery. Well, before you waste anymore of your time clicking on google search results let me share with you what our experts think about this particular form of bariatric surgery. Overall, Iranian weight-loss surgeons do not recommend gastric balloon surgery for two main reasons: first, the insignificant weight-loss effects of this procedure in the long run. Second, the need for removing the balloon after 6 months which means the size of your stomach will return to its original size. Alternatively, our experts suggest that you go for more effective options such as Gastric Sleeve or Gastric Bypass and in special cases Stomach (gastric) Botox surgery.
As with weight loss surgery, there are benefits and disadvantages to gastric balloons.
. Less invasive, as it’s performed endoscopically (through the mouth) and doesn’t require a change in anatomy.
. It is quick and easy to place. Note: Some balloons require anesthesia to place.
. It results in weight loss.
. Device is temporary; procedure can be reversed if desired
. It may result in long-term weight loss when used in conjunction with a diet and exercise program.
. You can expect to lose between 20 to 50 pounds depending on your starting weight and lifestyle changes. Most patients lose around 30% of excess body weight or 10% to 30% of their total starting weight.
. You may feel full quicker and be less hungry while the balloon is in place.
. Quicker procedure (takes less than 30 minutes vs. about 100 minutes for the gastric sleeve)
. Quicker recovery
. Less serious complications compared to invasive surgeries
. Can be performed on patents with a lower BMI
. More affordable weight-loss option
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. Lower percentage of average weight loss
. Less effect on obesity-related conditions since less weight is lost
. Require diet and exercise discipline to be truly effective
. May take longer to see weight loss results
. Acid reflux is common. Prilosec or other anti-reflux medications are often prescribed.
. Nausea and vomiting are very common during the first few days.
. Vomiting after eating for the first few weeks is not uncommon.
. It is temporary. How will you keep the weight off after the balloon is removed?
. Stomach cramps are common.
. Difficulty sleeping may occur. Sleep disturbances may be related to an uncomfortable stomach or acid reflux while laying down.
. Acute pancreatitis is a rare risk from an overfilled saline balloon.
. Gastric balloon could deflate
. May experience bowel obstruction due to the migration of an IG
Iranian surgery is an online medical tourism platform where you can find the best bariatric Surgeons in Iran. The price of a Gastric Balloon Surgery in Iran can vary according to each individual’s case and will be determined based on photos and an in-person assessment with the doctor. So if you are looking for the cost of Gastric Balloon Surgery in Iran, you can contact us and get free consultation from Iranian surgery.
It’s interesting to learn that the first balloon can be left in for 6 months to decrease your appetite and is filled with nitrogen hexafluoride gas. My aunt is looking to lose about 40 pounds to help with her health. I’ll have to tell her about the gastric balloon procedure and see if this is something she’d be interested in.
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