Best Gastric balloon Clinics

Searching for Gastric balloon clinics? Check the ranking of 93 weight loss surgery clinics based on 3 reviews, find 17 top weight loss surgery doctors.

The average price of gastric balloon is $5250, the minimum price is $2000, and the maximum price is $16500.
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Dr. HE Obesity Clinic
Total price
$2945 $4426
Dr. HE Obesity Clinic Turkey, Istanbul
4.0
Medical procedures Included
Gastric balloon
Installation or removal of gastric Balloon by surgeon and his team at the endoscopy unit Sedation 12 Month Gastric Balloon (SPATZ 3) Observation for 3-4 Hours at the Clinic after intervention Inflation of balloon with 3 months intervals
5* Hotel
VIP transfer
Bonus
12 Month Dietician Support Physician Control for 12 Months Lifelong Patient Care after Operation(via Whatsapp)
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Dr. HE Obesity Clinic
Total price
$2945 $4426
Dr. HE Obesity Clinic Turkey, Istanbul
4.0
Medical procedures Included
Gastric balloon
Installation or removal of gastric Balloon by surgeon and his team at the endoscopy unit Sedation 6 Month Gastric Balloon (MEDSIL) Observation for 3-4 Hours at the Clinic after intervention
5* Hotel
VIP transfer
Bonus
6 Month Dietician Support(via Whatsapp) Physician Control for 6 Months(via Whatsapp) Lifelong Patient Care after Operation(via Whatsapp)
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LIV Hospital
Total price
$3600
LIV Hospital Turkey, Istanbul
4.5
Medical procedures Included
Gastric balloon
Examination Stomach Balloon for one year medication and accompany
Individual chamber
Transfer airport-clinic-airport
Bonus
7/24 translator Support English Medical report
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LIV Hospital
Total price
$2600
LIV Hospital Turkey, Istanbul
4.5
Medical procedures Included
Gastric balloon
Examination Stomach Balloon for 6 months medication and accompany
Individual chamber
Transfer airport-clinic-airport
Bonus
7/24 translator Support English Medical report
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There was very little English spoken, and very little explanation on the day as to what would happen. I went for the gastric balloon procedure, and absolutely no checks were performed on me to check my weight, blood pressure or anything.

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Review on obesity treatment. The patient from Switzerland had the medical trip in 2019.

My visit was not so perfect, they were not so professional as I wish. The doctor was good but we have large problems with communication and I feel how he felt uncomfortable about it but cannot do anything with it. That is why I denied to do the operation there and only have a consultation They do not know that I do not speak German but only English I want to say thank you to Lesya, her job was good.

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Best Gastric balloon Doctors

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Jaydeep Palep
Gastroenterologist Gastrointestinal surgeon
Nashik , India
HCG Manavata Cancer Centre
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Nashik, India
HCG Manavata Cancer Centre
Dr. Palep has a 17 year experience in Upper GI and Weight Loss Surgeries. He is one of the first surgeons to be trained at Los Angeles, USA for Banded Bypass, Banded Sleeve Gastrectomy and Mini Gastric Bypass as weight loss procedures in India. He also performs Sleeve Gastrectomy with Duodeno-jejuna ...
Mehmet Yalim Uctum
General surgeon
İzmir , Turkey
Bewell Health Assistance
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İzmir, Turkey
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James Zachariah Pulimuttil
General surgeon
Dubai , United Arab Emirates
Zulekha Hospital Dubai
4.0
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Zulekha Hospital Dubai
MS FACS, FICS, FMAS, FACRSI, Fellowship in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. (TAIWAN) Specialist General Surgeon- (Bariatric, Metabolic & Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery) Specialist General Surgeon- (Bariatric, Metabolic & Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery) Work Experience Dr. James Zachariah gra ...
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Florya Hospital

There was very little English spoken, and very little explanation on the day as to what would happen. I went for the gastric balloon procedure, and absolutely no checks were performed on me to check my weight, blood pressure or anything.

Oct 3, 2019
Sachsenhausen Hospital

My visit was not so perfect, they were not so professional as I wish. The doctor was good but we have large problems with communication and I feel how he felt uncomfortable about it but cannot do anything with it. That is why I denied to do the operation there and only have a consultation They do not know that I do not speak German but only English I want to say thank you to Lesya, her job was good.

Mar 2, 2020
Hisar Intercontinental Hospital

The staff were great and hospital was good

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Gastric balloon
About the procedure
From $2000
General anesthesia
1 days in hospital
Inpatient
1 hours duration
3 days rehab
Questions and answers

What is a gastric balloon?

The gastric or intragastric balloon is a short-term medical device aimed to help patients lose excess weight without surgical intervention. It is temporary, but enough effective method to get rid of obesity along with diet and physical activity.

How does gastric balloon work?

A soft silicone balloon is inserted into the stomach with the help of an endoscope (tubular instrument passed through the mouth and throat). In the stomach, the balloon is filled with saline occupying the bigger part of the intragastric space. This gives the impression of satiety because the stomach is partially full. As a result, the individual eats less food in one sitting and begins to lose weight.

The balloon is situated in the stomach for 6 months, after which it is removed. It can be inserted for a second time after a break of 2 months. To achieve the maximum effect of this bariatric procedure, the patient needs to keep a diet.

The balloon insertion takes an hour. The procedure requires hospitalization — the patient stays in a hospital for a day and then comes back home. 

Who benefits the gastric balloon procedure?

This method is not suitable for people with a very high body mass index (BMI). The recommended BMI for an intragastric balloon procedure starts from 30.

An intragastric balloon can also be used as a preparation for bariatric surgery to reduce the risk of complications. Some weight loss surgeries increase the risk of complications if the patient has severe obesity. In this case, the balloon can reduce excess weight to acceptable standards that allow doctors to perform bariatric surgery with less risk.

The balloon bariatric procedure is especially suitable for people who want to avoid surgery.

What are the main advantages of the gastric balloon method ?

  • installed through an endoscope without intervention
  • temporary option (6 months)
  • can be reused
  • can be used as preparation for bariatric surgery
  • low risk of complications
  • does not affect the digestive system
  • weight loss is slower than after bariatric surgery.

What are the contraindications for the procedure?

  • inflammatory bowel disease 
  • esophagitis
  • gastric and duodenal ulcers
  • stomach tumors
  • lower gastrointestinal bleeding
  • congenital pyloric stenosis, atresia, and stenosis of the small intestine
  • large hiatal hernia (esophageal opening of the diaphragm)
  • mental disorders
  • alcohol and drug addiction
  • constant intake of aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, steroids, drugs that irritate the stomach, anticoagulants (medications that reduce blood clotting)
  • pregnancy or breastfeeding.

 

Learn more about the contraindications here.

How long is the rehabilitation period after intragastric balloon insertion?

The recovery time takes 3 days. After this period, the patient can return to work. Immediately after the gastric balloon procedure, the patient will need to limit food intake. During the first few days, the diet should consist only of liquid food. In 2 weeks after the procedure, the person can begin to try semi-solid, and then solid food.

The intragastric balloon implies that the patient will change the lifestyle and eating habits to healthier ones. The balloon makes it much easier because it consumes a lot of space in the stomach and reduces the amount of food intake.

The procedure for intragastric balloon installing also involves checks by a surgeon to avoid all sorts of complications.

In 6 months, the balloon will be removed from the stomach in the same way as it was installed. If the patient wants the process to be repeated to achieve a better result, then the balloon can be inserted again after a short break of 2 months.

What are the risks of the gastric balloon?

The intragastric balloon procedure causes fewer complications in contrast with other weight loss surgery methods. The most common among them are:

  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • abdominal pain.

What results can you expect after the procedure?

The gastric juice destroys the balloon gradually, so the balloon can be put into the stomach for 6 months, and then it must be taken out. If a patient wants to continue balloon treatment, the procedure will be performed again but only in 2 months.

The procedure's effectiveness depends on the eating habits and the patient’s diet. The gastric balloon shows high efficiency in people with not very high BMI, in particular:

  • lose about 20-50 pounds of excess weight
  • decrease body weight by 20%
  • decrease body mass index by 5%.

How much does a gastric balloon cost ?

Usually, the stomach balloon surgery cost includes consultation with a doctor and the procedure itself. In some clinics balloon packages and programs are available.

The balloon weight loss surgery cost varies depending on:

  • country

Each country offers different prices for the procedure. It depends on state economic development level and average price policy. Asian nations offer 3-4 times lower bariatric balloon cost in comparison with European ones.

  • city

The price for gastric balloon differs from city to city within a particular country. Larger and more economically developed megapolises offer 2 times higher balloon weight loss surgery cost than the smaller cities. However, the quality of the procedure is on the same level.

  • private or state hospital

Clinics are divided into private and state ones. The bariatric balloon cost in state hospitals can be 2 times lower than in private clinics. But the management quality in state centers is also lower. It depends on the country where a hospital is located. Specify the information on at the clinic contact center and read gastric balloon surgery reviews when choosing a hospital.

  • doctor’s qualification

The best bariatric doctors undergo international training and have vast experience. The balloon weight loss surgery cost is higher when a specialist with an excellent reputation performs the procedure.

How to choose the best hospital for balloon procedure?

Submit a request on Bookimed web site. A medical doctor specialized in gastric balloon will contact you. S/he will answer all your questions and give all necessary information.

According to your preferences, a doctor will compose a treatment program. It will include the exact balloon weight loss surgery cost in your particular case.

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