GASTRIC BALLOON DUBAI

Gastric Balloon Procedure 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). 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 after the balloon placement. There are different kinds of gastric balloons for weight loss.

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

How is the Gastric Balloon inserted?

1. Balloons Inserted by an Endoscope

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.

The doctor fills the balloon with a catheter that seals hermetically once filled which takes about 10 or 15 minutes.

There are 3 type of gastric balloon procedure that are done endoscopically:

SPATZ Balloon 

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The Spatz Balloon procedure is ideal for those who are determined to lose weight, but have experienced failures in other weight-loss methods such as diet control and exercise. Any person, whose BMI is above 27, and is not fit or interested in bariatric surgical procedures, should opt for this minimally invasive gastric balloon. Know more about SPATZ Balloon here.

Orbera Balloon

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It is a procedure without surgery (endoscopically) indicated for patients who are either obese/overweight or have failed dieting attempts. The balloon partially fills the stomach and limits food intake, it gives you a feeling of satiety, so it should be easier to change eating habits & as a consequence, lose weight. Know more about Orbera Balloon here.

Reshape Balloon

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Reshape balloon procedure in Dubai is the weight loss program that has received FDA approval for acute weight reduction without the use of any bariatric surgical procedure. Get all information related to Reshape Balloon here.

2. Balloon inserted in the form of pill (Swallowable)

This is placed by swallowing capsule under X-ray without endoscopy. The Intragastric Balloon can be used for six months to 1 year. 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. Or in case of Elipse Balloon which opens up automatically after 4 months and passes out, so no need to remove it.

There are 2 types of gastric balloon procedure which do not need endoscope. They are as follows:

Elipse Balloon

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The Elipse Balloon Procedure is a non-invasive procedure for weight loss in which a swallowable gastric balloon is used without the use of endoscopic instruments and sedation. Know more here about Elipse Balloon.

Obalon Balloon

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The Obalon balloon system is designed for every person who wants to meet his/her weight management goals quickly without undergoing any invasive surgery or a long recovery time. Get more information here related to Obalon Balloon.

Get all known Gastric Balloon types under one roof at Weight Loss Surgery Dubai.

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

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