What is Swallowable Gastric Balloon?
A swallowable gastric balloon is a type of weight-loss procedure designed to help people lose weight. It involves placement of a non-invasive, temporary balloon filled with a sterile saline solution in the stomach, which is then inflated by a physician. The balloon takes up space in the stomach, resulting in the patient feeling fuller quicker and therefore eating less. The balloon then slowly deflates and is passed out of the body in the feces after a period of time (typically after 4 months). Swallowable gastric balloons are considered a safe and effective method for weight loss for people who are medically eligible for the procedure.
How is the Swallowable Gastric Balloon Applied?
Ellipse Swallowable Gastric Balloon application takes approximately 15 minutes. A balloon pressed in the form of a swallowing capsule and a thin flexible rope attached to the balloon are swallowed using water.
One of the biggest concerns of patients is the fear of not being able to swallow the stomach capsule. However, all our patients have not had any difficulty in swallowing the capsule in all the applications we have performed so far.
After the capsule is swallowed, the position of the capsule is checked in the stomach with a mobile X-ray device. After the suitability of the capsule position is confirmed, the balloon is inflated by transferring water into the balloon with the help of the rope (tube) left outside. After it is inflated, it is checked again with the fluoroscopy device and the procedure is completed by pulling out the rope left outside by the doctor.
There is no need to remove the Allurion Elipse swallowing balloon. After four months, thanks to the self-melting valve, the water in the balloon is emptied and the deflated balloon is expelled from the intestine.
Does The Swallowable Gastric Balloon Cause Obstruction In The Intestines While Being Excreted From The Body?
One of the most frequently asked questions of our patients in the Swallowable Gastric Balloon treatment is whether the balloon causes intestinal obstruction during expulsion at the end of 4 months. This is very unlikely as the balloon is very thin and naturally smooth.
Who Cannot Have Swallowable Gastric Balloon?
There are some conditions where gastric balloon treatments, including Swallowable Gastric Balloon, are not applicable. These conditions are;
- People with Stomach Ulcer
- People who have had part of their stomach removed
- People with a stomach hernia
- In case of pregnancy
- People who have previously undergone gastric sleeve treatment
Swallowable Gastric Balloon or 6-month gastric balloon treatment is not suitable for people with any of the above conditions. Those with ulcers or stomach hernia should be treated first. In case of pregnancy, it is recommended to be preferred after the baby
How Many Kilos Can You Lose With Swallowable Gastric Balloon?
The amount of kilos one can lose with a swallowable gastric balloon varies from person to person, depending on lifestyle and other factors. Generally speaking, the average amount of kilos that can be lost with a swallowable gastric balloon is around 15-30 kilos over the course of the balloon placement period, which is typically four months. Weight loss is achieved through reduced calorie intake, which is made possible by the larger stomach capacity that the balloon creates. Additionally, the gastric balloon can help improve an individual’s commitment to a healthier lifestyle and help them maintain their healthier weight over the long term.
Is Swallowable Gastric Balloon Harmful?
No, an ingestible gastric balloon is not considered harmful. Gastric balloons are generally very safe and effective weight loss solutions and the procedure used to insert them is relatively non-invasive. The balloon is designed to safely reside in the stomach and should not cause any discomfort once in place. Gastric balloons can help many people manage their weight and lifestyle goals as long as they maintain a healthy and balanced diet and commit to regular exercise after balloon insertion.
What are the Advantages of Allurion Elipse Gastric Balloon?
This swallowable, non-surgical balloon can be safely inserted via endoscopic procedure, giving individuals the chance to increase the capacity of their stomach to increase satiety, reduce hunger and more successfully follow healthier diet and lifestyle plans.
The biggest advantage of the Allurion Elipse Gastric Balloon is that it is in a form that can be swallowed with water.
Likewise, there is no gastric balloon removal process at the end of 4 months, the Swallowable Gastric Balloon is excreted from the body spontaneously.
Furthermore, the balloon itself is made of a special material that is not harmful to the body, allowing patients to feel safe while successfully achieving their health and weight loss goals.
What are the Differences Between 4 Month Swallowable Gastric Balloon and 6 Month Gastric Balloon?
The main difference between the ingestible 4-month gastric balloon and the 6-month gastric balloon is the insertion times and insertion procedures.
The 4 Month Swallowable (Ellipse) Gastric Balloon is swallowed with water and excreted from the body itself at the end of 4 months.
The 6-Month Gastric Balloon, on the other hand, is placed endoscopically in your stomach by the doctor. And at the end of 6 months, the gastric balloon must be removed from your stomach. You will visit your doctor again for this.
The 6-month gastric balloon stays in place for a longer period of time than the 4-month version. While the 4-month ingestible gastric balloon is designed to provide fast, effective and comfortable weight loss, the 6-month version provides more continuous and longer lasting weight management over a period of time. In addition, the 6-month version typically requires the patient to be able to adhere to a healthier diet and lifestyle plan to achieve the desired results.
It is possible to lose weight with both methods. However, your body mass index affects which treatment is right for you. If you would like to know the prices of Swallowable Gastric Balloon in Turkey and your eligibility for the treatment, you can send us a message.
Swallowable Gastric Balloon prices in Turkey
Swallowable gastric balloon prices in Turkey vary depending on the specific procedure, medical facility, and other factors. If you want to learn more about the cost of an ingestible gastric balloon procedure in Turkey, you can contact us. You can benefit from our free, 24/7 online consultation service