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The average price of gastric balloon is $5950, the minimum price is $2250, and the maximum price is $16500.
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Erwin Santo
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Sourasky Medical Center
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116 reviews
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Sourasky Medical Center
4.4
116 reviews
Dr. Erwin Santo is an Israeli top rated gastroenterologist, an expert in the treatment of the gastrointestinal tract and liver diseases. Was the first in Israel who started to use interventional ultrasound. Co-founder of the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Doctor Santo heads the Gast ...
Nachum Vaisman
Nachum Vaisman
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Tel Aviv , Israel
Sourasky Medical Center
4.4
116 reviews
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Sourasky Medical Center
4.4
116 reviews
Professor Nachum Vaisman is among best gastroenterologists and nutritiologists in Israel. Prof. Vaisman gives lecturers and provides studies at the Tel Aviv University. Specialty Prof. Vaisman is an expert in nutrition impact on human health and methods of diseases prevention and provides treatment ...
Gerhard Prager
Gerhard Prager
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Vienna , Austria
Vienna General Hospital (AKH)
4.6
16 reviews
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Vienna General Hospital (AKH)
4.6
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Professor Prager is among the most experienced and best gastroenterologists and bariatric surgery specialist in Europe. Specialty Professor Gerhard Prager specializes in all kinds of bariatric surgeries. He has provided over 3,000 operations for obesity treatment. Work experience Head of the Obesity ...
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SPATZ 3 ADJUSTABLE GASTRIC BALLOON | 12 months
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Dr. HE Obesity Clinic Turkey, Istanbul
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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
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Dr. HE Obesity Clinic Turkey, Istanbul
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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
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LIV Hospital Turkey, Istanbul
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Examination Stomach Balloon for one year medication and accompany
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The patient underwent gastric balloon
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The staff were great and hospital was good

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The patient underwent gastric balloon
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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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Luke Fiander Feb 9, 2020
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I've only had good experiences here. It's pricey but you can make actual appointments, for which you are generally seen on time, and the checkout process is efficient. The staff are well-trained and the bureaucratic process is well-refined. Of course, the doctors are top notch. Value added: it's a very nice hospital in aesthetic terms.

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Mohammed AlAbdusalam Nov 29, 2019
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I did my full medical checkup here on Friday(with prior appointment). It was really amazing 5 stars experience and here are the positive things about this hospital -Free transportation for the patients from Bangkok international airport to the Hospital or hotels nearby. -Professional and enough staff available to help you. -Amazing ambience, clean, decorated like a 5 stars hotel!! -It took around 4 hours to complete the whole checkup including meeting the Doctor for the results (written report will get after 2 days) -If you speak Arabic, this is best place for you as they have translators and some staff knows some Arabic words. -open mini-buffet included if you take the medical checkup. Here are the only 2 negatives -This hospital prices are high compared to other hospitals in bangkok. But it worth it as you will feel at home!! Clean, helpful and always smiling and welcoming staff!! Well organized place. -It takes more waiting time at the x-ray and ultrasound, however, it is mentioned that the whole checkup takes around 4 to 6 hours. It took 4 hours. Five stars to the best hospital I have ever been!!!

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Shariff Haque Feb 18, 2020
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Well, bit over priced and certainly over rated. Initial correspondence, airport pick up all were great extra services. Language can be an issue! After registration, went to see an internal medicine specialist, the delay to see wasn't explained well. Some tests that will be avoided in public funded hospitals because doctors are experienced enough to rule out a few tests as unnecessary, here they will push you to do because it works towards achieving the financial target. Sent medical records by email from past and one specialist was clear about saying no time to look at so many reports, bring print outs of important ones. Not a bad place to come for second opinion, especially when your own GP feels they have reached dead end!! Quite prompt in organizing appointments etc. Ideal, if you are on a holiday and get check ups done. Make sure the prescribed medicines are funded in your home country!! Pretty well managed.

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Z For n Jan 14, 2020
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Good place to go. We come from first world country but still the experience and the service is good. The cost wise is expensive for Thailand but I guess the service provided is justified for. Anyway it’s a nice place and friendly service. Have to make prior appointment otherwise very hard to get things done.

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Asian Adventures Dec 14, 2019
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Had to go here for a visa medical exam. Beautiful interior. Extremely clean and well lit/maintained. I was shocked at how good the experience was. Highly recommend this hospital.

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David Cohen Jan 10, 2019
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I received excellent, quick, and polite service from the doctors, nurses, and technicians here. I am lucky to have easy access to medical services and facilities that I need, like here at Sourasky. But the residents of Gaza have no such luck as Israel denies medical care to cancer victims -- and these denials are coming at an increasing rate. Innocent people are dying needlessly.

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Pavel Livshits May 5, 2019
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This is not hospital it’s a joke

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Patricia Pigeon Apr 9, 2017
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Broke my left forearm during a walking tour of Tel Aviv. Was treated professionally at this medical center. The only small problem I encountered was the confusion as to where to wait for results of my CT-Scan (most signs were in Hebrew) otherwise, very polite and efficient staff.

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Lior Ben David Nov 23, 2017
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Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center is the main hospital serving Tel Aviv, Israel and its metropolitan area and the ... Beds‎: ‎1,000 Location‎: ‎Tel Aviv, Israel Affiliated university‎: ‎Tel Aviv University Founded‎: ‎1963

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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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What is the gastric balloon?

The gariatric balloon surgery is a conservative (non-surgical) method of weight reduction. During the procedure, a surgeon installs a special balloon into the stomach.

The balloon is made of high quality transparent medical silicone. It is a thin-walled elastic ball 13 cm in diameter. The balloon is filled with water and has a volume of 500 ml.

The gastric ballooning takes up a significant part of stomach volume. Consequently, the amount of food a person can eat decreases.

The balloon stretches the stomach wall, which leads to saturation receptors irritation. That’s why a person feels sated.

Top 3 countries to undergo the operation according to balloon surgery for weight loss reviews

Germany

Germany is a leader in performing the balloon surgeries in Europe according to the gastric balloon surgery reviews. The oldest and the most famous hospitals for the procedure are situated here. German specialists perform the procedure with high effectiveness. 90% of the procedures are successful.

The balloon weight loss surgery cost in Germany depends on hospital and doctor’s reputation. Medical centers of the country offer the average gastric balloon prices within Europe.

Israel

Israel is among the best countries for undergoing the procedure according to balloon surgery for weight loss reviews. Bariatric specialists of the country have vast experience and offer high-quality management. Service level in private and state hospitals is on the same level due to Israeli laws.

The balloon weight loss surgery cost in Israel usually includes consultation with a bariatric surgeon and the procedure itself.

Turkey

The country is among the most affordable according to gastric balloon surgery reviews. International patients choose Turkey due to high-quality services, reasonable prices, and high qualification of bariatric specialists.

The gastric balloon cost in Turkey includes consultation with a doctor and the procedure itself. The price depends on hospital’s status and doctor’s qualification. The cost in Turkey is 2-3 times lower than the gastric balloon prices in Europe due to country's economic development. But the quality of the procedure performing is on the same level.

Stomach balloon effectiveness

The balloon can be put into the stomach for only 6 months. After this, it must be taken out. The period is explained by the fact that gastric juice destroys the balloon gradually. If a patient wants to continue balloon treatment, s/he needs to replace the old one with a new balloon.

Keep in mind that the balloon helps to reduce the weight for a short time, but does not provide a definitive solution to the obesity problem.

According to the balloon surgery for weight loss reviews, patients:

  • lose about 40 kg
  • have 15 kg of excess fat loss
  • decrease body weight by 40%
  • decrease body mass index by 5% after the procedure.

Procedure effectiveness depends on the eating habits and diet of a patient. According to gastric balloon surgery reviews, if a person eats 1,000 calories a day, s/he will lose up to 18 kg. Those who have led the usual way of life did not lose more than 9 kg.

How much does a gastric balloon cost?

Usually, the stomach balloon surgery cost includes consultation with a doctor and the procedure itself. Additional procedure schedule depends on the hospital and patient condition. 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.

Indications for stomach balloon procedure

  • 30-40 BMI (body mass index)
  • presence of obesity-related problems
  • prescribed bariatric surgery
  • prescribed joint replacement for obese patients.

Even a slight weight loss in obese patients leads to an operation risk reduction.

Contraindications for the procedure

  • inflammatory diseases of the gastrointestinal tract (esophagitis, gastric and duodenal ulcers)
  • stomach tumors
  • potential sources of bleeding in the digestive tract (varicose veins of the esophagus and the stomach)
  • congenital abnormalities of the gastrointestinal tract (atresia and stenosis)
  • large hiatal hernia (esophageal opening of the diaphragm)
  • mental disorders, alcoholism, and drug addiction
  • constant intake of aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, steroids, drugs that irritate the stomach, anticoagulants (medications that reduce blood clotting)
  • pregnancy or nursing a baby.

Surgery process

The gastric balloon is not a surgery, but an endoscopic procedure. A balloon is inserted through the mouth under the control of a gastroscope. A patient is under general anesthesia during the procedure.

A patient swallows the balloon. A bariatric doctor fills the balloon to the required volume (500 ml) and extends the catheter from the balloon.

Postoperative period

A patient can return home a few hours after the gastric balloon. Operation may result in severe nausea or repeated vomiting for short time. That’s why bariatric doctors recommend staying in a hospital for 1 day.

A patient achieves the best results if s/he consumes 1,000-1,500 calories per day.

Complications after the gastric balloon

According to balloon surgery for weight loss reviews the most widespread complications after the procedure are:

  • intolerance to a foreign body in the stomach
  • spontaneous inflation of the balloon
  • heartburn
  • constant feeling of the stomach fullness.

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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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The world’s best hospitals for the gastric balloon are presented in the list below. Specialists perform stomach balloon for obese patients treatment. People with obesity and related problems (diabetes, high cholesterol, etc.) notice the improvement in 6 months after the procedure.

The ranking is formed according to balloon surgery for weight loss reviews and Bookimed Doctors’ expert opinion.

The price for the gastric balloon varies in different countries and cities. The balloon weight loss surgery cost includes consultation with a doctor and the procedure itself. The cost depends on surgeon’s fee.