The intragastric balloon in Turkey is a popular non-surgical weight loss procedure that has helped many people with a BMI of 30 to 40 achieve their weight loss goals. If your BMI is higher or lower, your doctor may recommend other weight loss options or may consider you suitable for the procedure depending on your health status. For many years, people from abroad have chosen Turkey for their gastric balloon procedure because the doctors at Carya Clinic in Istanbul and Antalya are highly professional and experienced in their fields. Additionally, the cost of the intragastric balloon in Turkey is affordable and very attractive to people. The average cost of a gastric balloon in Turkey ranges between 2000-4000 USD, which is a cheap option compared to other countries. So, if you are looking for a safe and effective weight loss procedure, consider getting an intragastric balloon at Cayra Clinic in Turkey.
What Is Intragastric Balloon In Turkey?
Intragastric balloon in Turkey system consists of a soft, expandable balloon, a placement tube and a filling system. Intragastric balloon in Turkey is too big to pass into the gut and leads to a relatively long-term feeling of fullness with smaller food portions. In general, intragastric balloon placement significantly reduces portion sizes and helps you to achieve your long-term weight loss goals.
How Does Intragastric Balloon In Turkey Work?
Intragastric balloon in Turkey work in 2 ways to help you lose weight.
- Intragastric balloon in Turkey reduces the available room in your stomach for food. The average stomach is 1.5 l in volume, and the average gastric balloon takes up close to half of that space. That leaves about 60% of your stomach available for food. You physically won’t be able to eat as much in one sitting as you could pre-gastric balloon.
- The most significant benefit may be that the balloon restricts the free passage of food and water. The restriction substantially slows the passage of food through your stomach, making you feel full quicker and stay full longer.
How Long Does Intragastric Balloon In Turkey Last?
Intragastric balloons in Turkey are designed to stay in the stomach for six months. After six months they are deflated and removed via endoscopy.
How Much Can I Expect To Lose From Intragastric Balloon In Turkey?
You can typically expect to lose between 20 and 50 pounds. The amount you lose depends on your starting weight and your ability to implement and maintain a new diet and exercise regimen. It is imperative to continue the new exercise regimen after the gastric balloon is removed, or you will regain the weight. Patients averaged about 10% weight loss from their starting weight during the fda trials. However, many programs report that their patients are averaging between 15% and 20% total weight loss.
What Are The Risks And Complications Of A Intragastric Balloon In Turkey?
Although this is not considered serious surgery, there are potential dangers and adverse effects. Some side effects are more common because your body may need time to acclimate to the presence of the balloons. You can think of it as they will live with you for a certain period of time. And in this process, risks may arise as you adapt to each other.
- Acid reflux
One of the most prevalent side effects of stomach balloons is acid reflux, which is occasionally followed by heartburn. Simply refrain from ingesting dairy, alcohol, caffeine, spicy, fatty meals to avoid or alleviate this illness. In addition, your doctor at Cayra Clinic in Turkey will give acid blocking drugs. If you get acid reflux while eating, simply stop and resume later.
- Vomiting and nausea
This is very common in obese people, specifically during the first few days after surgery, which can last up to ten days. You should just put up with it till this phase passes. Your body’s reaction to the balloon inside itself is stomach distress, vomiting, and nausea. So, there’s no need to be concerned. In the event of an overreaction, your bariatric specialist will prescribe drugs to alleviate nausea and vomiting. If this issue persists beyond 10 days, you must immediately see your surgeon.
How Is The Intragastric Balloon In Turkey Placed Into The Stomach?
The balloon is endoscopically inserted into the stomach. The procedure takes about 20 to 25 minutes. First, a diagnostic endoscopy is performed to ensure that you do not have any medical condition that may prevent the placement of the balloon (such as an ulcer). If no abnormality is observed, a soft, deflated balloon made of silicone elastomer based material is placed into the stomach. Once the balloon is placed into your stomach, it is filled with a blue liquid via a filling tube (catheter) attached to the balloon and the procedure is completed. The balloon starts floating freely within the stomach. The procedure is performed under sedation to ensure patient comfort and the patient is awakened immediately after the procedure and is discharged from the hospital after a 2- hour observation period in the ward.
Who Is Eligible For Intragastric Balloon In Turkey?
Intragastric balloon in Turkey is an adjunctive method designed to help weight loss with diet. Overweight people with a body mass index higher than 25 kg/m², who have a prior history of failed attempts of losing weight with diet and exercises, who lost their motivation to diet or do not prefer surgical interventions are eligible for intragastric balloon placement. In addition, this procedure may be beneficial particularly for those who are considered to be too overweight to undergo major surgeries. The use of the balloon to lose weight before a major surgery may help reducing surgical risks associated with overweight.
What Are The Advantages Of Intragastric Balloon In Turkey?
The intragastric balloon in Turkey is a minimally invasive, non-surgical and outpatient procedure and those are also the main advantages of the procedure. Long-term weight loss may occur once the patient adopts healthy eating habits. Long-term weight loss may improve already existing health conditions such as obesity associated diabetes, hypertension and sleep apnea and promotes self-esteem and self-respect.
How Much Does A Intragastric Balloon Cost In Turkey?
The average cost of a intragastric balloon in Turkey procedure with Cayra Clinic in Turkey, is 3500 Euros maximum, while the cost for the surgery is 6.000 Euros or in pounds 5.000 in the UK and the US. So, you can see that the patients who desire to get intragastric balloon procedure at a cheaper price choose Turkey. When these prices are compared to other countries which such as the UK or the USA that offer the intragastric balloon in Turkey procedure, it is easy to see the difference, which Turkey provides with its international experience and medical service, as well as procedure packages that include a variety of other services in addition to the procedure such as airport transfers, translation, 24/7 dietitian support and more.
What Happens Before The Intragastric Balloon In Turkey Procedure?
You will be asked to not drink anything for six hours before the appointment and not eat for twelve hours before the procedure. It’s essential to follow these guidelines as you may become nauseous after the balloon is inflated. The procedure takes about 20 minutes. Depending on the type of balloon you choose, you may be given a mild sedative or light anesthetic. It is recommended to arrange transportation home after the procedure.
Your surgeon at Cayra Clinic in Turkey may prescribe acid-reflux and anti-nausea medicine. Make sure you pick these up or have them available when you return home.
What Is The Recovery And Life With The Intragastric Balloon In Turkey?
Immediately after the balloon is placed, you will feel some discomfort, which may last a few days to a couple of weeks. Some discomfort is normal, but be sure to report anything that feels abnormal or painful to your bariatric surgeon. During the first week after the procedure, most patients are not hungry. Some patients do experience nausea that gets worse with food intake. Weight loss can be significant during the first week. Men may lose 8 to 15 pounds during their first week. Women typically lose about 4 to 8 pounds during the first week. Your appetite may slowly start to return during week 2. However, you should feel full after a minimal amount of food.
- During weeks 3 to 6, you’ll notice your appetite continues to get stronger, and your ability to tolerate more food will increase. You should continue to eat slowly, track what you eat, and pay attention to signs of discomfort. Hiccups, acid reflux, and nausea indicate you ate too much or too quickly.
- During weeks 7 to 12, you should continue to lose weight, typically at a slower rate compared to the first 6. Use this time to maximize your weight loss by focusing on healthy, nutrient dense foods. Implement a sustainable exercise routine. The routine should be something that can be maintained for the rest of your life. If you can’t go to the gym 3 to 5 days a week, then look for alternatives. Can you jog? Can you walk every morning?
- During weeks 12 to 26, you should focus on maintaining your weight loss. It is essential to learn how to maintain your weight loss by focusing on a healthy diet and a sustainable exercise program. A quality program will give you access to their dietitian, support groups, and other resources for up to a year after the balloon is placed. Take advantage of these programs.
While you can continue to lose weight during this period, most patients’ weight loss plateaus around three months. Be sure to take this time to turn your diet and exercise changes into habits.
What Is Life After The Intragastric Balloon In Turkey?
You have lost the tool that helps you feel full quickly. But you have gained a better understanding of your body. You have gained some knowledge about healthy eating and implemented a sustainable exercise routine. You look better and feel better. Now it’s time to apply that knowledge and maintain your weight loss for life.
Successful patients should focus on the following after the balloon is removed:
- Schedule your meals
- Choose nutrient-dense foods
- Eliminate fast food and sodas
- Continue a sustainable exercise routine
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to have intragastric balloon in Turkey?
Yes, it is totally safe to have your intragastric balloon in Turkey. There are expert surgeons in Turkey who are actively available to carry out the operation successfully and also give you aftercare follow up to enable you get the best result.
Can I get finance for a gastric balloon in Turkey?
A special payment plan can be prepared for you for gastric balloon operation at Cayra Clinic in Turkey. By making a deposit before the operation, you can pay the remaining payment in cash or with your credit card. Unfortunately, installment payments are not accepted for this operation. In most of the surgical operations, this payment is not valid. At Cayra Clinic in Turkey, all patients are provided with ease of payment and many payment methods are available. You must pay the full payment amount until the surgery is completed.
Why is Turkey the cheapest country in Europe for intragastric balloons?
The intragastric balloon in Turkey procedure is an easy operation. However, it is expensive in European countries. There are many reasons why intragastric balloon is affordable in Turkey. We have prepared all the conditions so that you can get quality service at an affordable price. Labor costs are low in Turkey, and it is affordable because many health products are produced here. Patients coming from abroad can have their treatment in Turkey in the most economical way.
Why is intragastric balloon procedure cheap in turkey?
Turkey is cheaper than other countries in terms of pricing. The reason for this is that the turkish currency is worthless compared to the currencies of other world countries. This leads to lower prices. But we assure you that cheapest of price does not determine the quality here. What determines the quality and success here is the experience of your doctor and his team and the importance they give to their work.
Is intragastric balloon in Turkey painful?
intragastric balloon in Turkey is straightforward whereby making it less painful.
Why is Cayra Clinic the best clinic for intragastric balloon in Turkey?
Using special techniques for intragastric balloon operation in Turkey, Cayra Clinic employs the services of the best doctors in Turkey in this sense. Cayra Clinic is the best private clinic serving European standards. Our expert and experienced staff has performed many successful operations on gastric balloon operation. Experienced doctors serve in our clinic, which has all the facilities for the operation to be 100% successful. All of our doctors are certified and experienced in intragastric balloon surgery. After the intragastric balloon in Turkey operation, your care and general controls are carried out in our clinic. Also, Cayra Clinic in Turkey offers the most economical prices.