4 things to know about Gastric Balloon

Many of the bariatric surgeons Dubai recommend taking the non-surgical gastric balloon procedure for losing weight, in place of going under the knife. It is nothing but an incision-free, short-term weight loss option, which allows you to feel full quickly after eating just a small portion of food. This way it reduces your hunger. It can be thus used as a stepping stone on the path to weight loss success. Following a dietary routine as advised by the experts even after the procedure can help you in keeping off weight for long.

You can find many clinics offering gastric balloon Dubai services at affordable prices. All such clinics are equipped with the latest technology and has the best team of doctors to guide you throughout and reach your weight loss goals.

  1. What is a gastric balloon?

A gastric balloon is a balloon that is made of soft silicone. This is inserted in your stomach in deflated form and then inflated using saline solution. It fills some part of your stomach that gives a feeling of fullness quickly.

  1. What is involved in a gastric balloon procedure?

The procedure involves placing a gastric balloon inside your stomach using a thin tubular instrument called endoscope, which has a camera on one end. You will also be given a mild sedative before performing the treatment. Using the endoscope, the gastric balloon is inserted into your stomach through your mouth and oesophagus.

After the balloon is placed in your stomach properly, it is then filled with a saline solution. The swelled balloon occupies around 2/3rd of your stomach capacity so that your hunger is reduced, and small meal portions fill you up quickly. The procedure lasts for 15-20 minutes and you can go home the same day.

The balloon is deflated and removed after a period of 6 months. Normally you will lose between 20 and 30% of your excess weight however, the amount of weight lost by each patient will vary depending on individual circumstances. But to keep off this weight, you will strictly need to follow the diet and lifestyle changes as advised by the experts.

  1. What new techniques are used in the gastric balloon process?

There are many new techniques of gastric balloon Dubai that are popularly being used because of their effectiveness in weight loss. These procedures include Obalon, Orbera, Reshape gastric balloon. The general aim of all these processes is to take up a certain amount in your stomach so that your food consumption is minimized. Out of all these processes, the Reshape gastric balloon is being considered by most of the obese people worldwide.

  1. Am I the right candidate for a gastric balloon?

Your bariatric surgeon Dubai will discuss with you the best option of weight loss and if you are eligible for gastric balloon insertion. They will take your BMI (body mass index) into account and any other health conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnoea etc. that you suffer from. But to make the process a success you need to be committed to eating less, making healthy food choices and making appropriate lifestyle changes as your consultant advice.

Consult a good doctor at one of the clinics that offer Gastric Balloon Dubai to know more about this weight loss treatment.