Quick gastric balloon abroad facts:
- Gastric balloon insertion – €3060 / £2,716;
- Gastric balloon removal – €1650 / £1,465;
- Stay in hospital – 1 day (included in the price);
- Performed under general anesthesia; lasts – 20 minutes;
- The procedure is normally performed for patients with Body Mass Index (BMI) between 27 and 35.
A gastric balloon is recommended for patients who need to lose weight before an operation to reduce their surgical risk, or it can be used as a stand-alone, non-surgical treatment option for weight management. Weight loss with a gastric balloon can be less and slower than the surgical weight loss options. It is a useful way to lose weight if you don’t meet the criteria for the surgical weight loss procedures². Balloon may be used if you have a BMI between 27 and 35.
Excess weight loss:
Diabetes resolved in:
- Possibly lengthened life span;
- Reduced risk of dying from heart disease, diabetes, cancer;
- Reduction in cholesterol levels;
- Decrease in blood pressure;
- Possibly cured sleep apnea;
- Improved social life;
- Up to 35% of excess weight is lost.
Our gastric balloon is deflated before being removed. It is then pulled through the mouth using an endoscopic tube. You will need to be aware that when the gastric balloon is removed, your stomach will return to its normal size and shape.Because the balloon has no lasting effects on the stomach, it is important that you create and maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle. Without the gastric balloon taking up space in your stomach, you will be able to eat larger portions immediately once the balloon has gone. The success of the procedure is dependent on whether the recipient can carry on the same habits after the balloon is removed.
Most people don’t experience any complications at all but you should be aware of the risks. Bleeding or perforation can occur as a result of injury during the balloon insertion or removal. Gastric discomfort, nausea and vomiting are common for the first few days following balloon placement but rarely continue in the longer term. You may get a sense of heaviness in the abdomen, abdominal and/or back pain, gastro-oesophageal reflux (where stomach acid leaks out of the stomach) or indigestion. Although rare, leakage or deflation of the balloon could occur.
You will be guided through all the possible complications during pre-op consultations and your visit to Lithuania.