The stomach balloon is not actually a surgical method. The stomach balloon is a logic-based method of placing a balloon placed endoscopically in the stomach with a liquid or air inflator. With this method, a feeling of satiety in the stomach is created and aims to reduce the amount of food. The stomach balloon is a short-term application that does not require hospitalization and can be applied without the need for general anesthesia. Application 15-30 min. This happens there and the patient can go home after several hours of monitoring. In some cases it may be necessary to stay in the hospital for a day or more. At first, there may be complaints such as nausea, vomiting, nausea or abdominal cramps. Most of them are temporary disorders that can be resolved with medication. Depending on the type, the balloon should be removed from the stomach after an average of 6 months. The balloon, which is placed endoscopically in the stomach, is removed by endoscopy. After exiting the stomach balloon, the individual can resume his normal life. It is ideal for patients who are not considering surgical treatment, but it is a temporary method. In addition, the success of this method depends on patient compliance. It is possible to lose 10 to 30% of excess body weight in patients with a stomach balloon. However, the real problem begins after the ball is released. If no further action is taken after removing the balloon, be aware that the lost weight will come back. It is also used to help overweight patients sufficient to interfere with surgical procedures to reduce the weight required for the operation. There are no known major side effects. In addition to intolerance to the balloon (source of nausea and vomiting) occurring during the first days, perforation of the balloon and even intestinal obstruction due to gastric perforation and extinction of the balloon are among the reported side effects. Long-term success is weak.
If, after 6 months, a new gastric balloon can be placed in the patients. This process can be applied in the same session as well as later.