GASTRIC BALLOON DUBAI

Gastric Balloon

Gastric Balloon Surgery in Dubai: The Intragastric Balloon is a nonsurgical procedure indicated for patients who are either overweight & has failed diet attempts or cannot do dieting due to their current lifestyle. Also severely or morbidly obese (do not want surgery or in preparation for surgery)and have lost weight consistently with other programmes. Intragastric Balloon is an effective procedure and incorporates a programme to modify dietary behaviour whilst under supervision by a professional team. The key to success in this case, is a follow-up programme the patient is willing to keep to after the balloon placement.

The Intragastric Balloon is a soft silicone balloon that is inserted into the stomach and is filled up with a sterile solution. The balloon gives you a feeling of satiety, so it should be easier to change eating habits and as a consequence, lose weight.

How is the Gastric Balloon inserted?

Intragastric Balloon is a silicone balloon that is endoscopically inserted into the stomach through the mouth. An initial endoscopy of the oesophagus, stomach, and first part of the duodenum is carried out to ensure there is no abnormality. Afterwards the Intragastric Balloon is placed in the stomach and filled with a blue solution (saline mixed with methylene blue) The Intragastric Balloon can be inflated up to a volume between 400 and 700 cubic centimetres. This is decided during insertion depending on how overweight the patient is and the size of the stomach.

During its insertion, a local anaesthetic is applied to the throat, and muscle relaxants are taken to facilitate the procedure and minimise the patient’s discomfort.

During its insertion, a local anaesthetic is applied to the throat, and muscle relaxants are taken to facilitate the procedure and minimise the patient’s discomfort.

The doctor fills the balloon with a catheter that seals hermetically once it is extracted. The insertion lasts about 20 or 30 minutes, sometimes it may take longer.

The Intragastric Balloon can be used for six months. It is not recommendable to use it for longer as the stomach’s gastric juices can weaken the balloon wall. If the patient’s tolerance to the balloon has been good and there are no gastric injuries, a new one can be placed after extraction of the existing one.

The extraction process is similar to the insertion process, except that the content of the balloon is sucked up and the wrinkled balloon is taken out through the mouth.

For more details on Gastric Balloon Surgery Dubai, please consult Mr. Girish Juneja, Head bariatric center at al Zahra hospital dubai . He is a veteran for laparoscopy, Gastric Balloon, Gastric Bypass, Gastric Band and other weight loss surgeries including revisional weight loss surgery.

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