Intragastric Balloon

Intragastric balloon is an alternative to bariatric surgery in overweight people with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 to 40, who haven’t succeeded at diet and exercise alone or who do not want or do not have surgical indication.

Procedure is designed for patients who are not morbidly obese, but also may not be able to undergo obesity surgery. Intragastric Balloon is a FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approved non surgical procedure for weight loss. It is a safe and effective procedure.

The intragastric balloon inserted into the patient’s stomach endoscopically through the mouth to take up space in the stomach enabling a feeling of fullness while limiting the amount of food a patient can consume at any given meal. After the balloon is in place, it is filled with saline until it’s about the size of a grapefruit. It is a outpatient procedure performed under anesthesia, and takes only 30 minutes. Weight loss with intragastric balloon is rapid, with the majority of weight loss typically occurring in the first three months of treatment. Depending on their weight, most patients can lose 20-30% of the total body weight. Intragastric balloon is designed for short-term use, remains in the stomach for 6 months. After that, the balloon is deflated and then can removed easily with the help of an endoscope light, conscious sedation.

All our surgical procedures are carried out by internationally renowned bariatric surgeons in our own clinic which is located in A-plus VIP hospital with JCI accreditation. With modern, patient-oriented, smart building architecture, state-of-the-art technology, comprehensive inpatient and outpatient units, we serve our patients in fully equipped hospital settings. Our hospital has 17.000 meter square of closed area and having bed capacity for 120 patients, 5 operating theatres with state of the art technology, intensive care unit with 37 beds, imaging center and laboratory unit.

Our bariatric surgeons are among the Turkey’s most successful providers of weight loss surgeries. Highly-experienced surgeons can perform advanced surgical techniques to ensure the best results to our patients. Our surgeons have had between 20 –30 years’ experience in their field. No matter what type of bariatric surgery you may require, you can be confident in their abilities. Our surgeons are experienced in all aspects of bariatric surgery and always employ an artful approach to their procedures.

For people who do not afford cost of a bariatric surgery in their own country and seek affordable, safe, and high quality surgery abroad, Turkey is the best place to travel. Turkey is one of the most popular and the best destination for weight loss surgery in the world. Each year, thousands of people from all around the world comes to Turkey for to lose excess weight from their bodies. Turkey is among the top 10 medical tourism destinations in the world. In Turkey, patients receive advanced treatment with cutting-edge technology from high qualified medical staff. Patients generally save 50% to 70% in healthcare cost in Turkey compared to the cost of similar services in Europe and United States.

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