Gastric Balloon

Operation Duration
15-30 Minutes
Hospital Stay
Total Stay
3 Days
Approximate Recovery
3 Days
Gastric Balloon
Gastric balloon placement is a weight-loss procedure that involves placing a silicone balloon in the stomach. The method works by making you feel full sooner so that you eat less.


The advantage of gastric balloon placement compared to other procedures is the preservation of the anatomy of the stomach. When the gastric baloon is fully inflated, gastric emptying is delayed. 

Who is a good candidate for a gastric balloon? 

• Patients who can not lose weight with methods such as diet or exercise

• Patients with one or more health problems related to obesity (such as hypertension or diabetes)

• Patients who are overweight even for obesity surgeries and who need gastric balloon placement to reduce the risks before the surgery

In which situations is the gastric balloon not suitable?

Besides its simplicity of application, there are some situations that prevent the placement of gastric balloon. These include gastric ulcers, gastritis, previous gastric and esophageal surgery, giant hiatal hernia, cardiopulmonary diseases and bleeding disorders that make endoscopy risky. 

The procedure

Materials used for gastric balloon vary from silicone polymers to gelatin capsules. After applying anesthesia to the patient, the deflated balloon is placed in the stomach by endoscopy and then inflated. The balloon is inflated with liquid or air. The duration of the balloon placed in the stomach varies according to the type chosen, but usually it stays for six months. When the gastric balloon expires, it is deflated and removed by endoscopy.

What are the side effects of gastric balloon?

The most common side effects are abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. It should be mentioned that especially in the first few days after baloonn placement, if there is excessive vomiting, this may hint the fact that the balloon can not be tolerated and needs to be removed. Although gastric balloon placement is applied to patients who have not been on the surgical margin in recent years, it can be applied before the surgery in order to lose weight quickly prior to having surgery.

Weight loss process after gastric balloon

After gastric balloon placement, the highest weight loss occurs in the first three months. After the balloon is removed at the end of the 6th month, the most important factor for the patient to maintain the weight is developing and maintaining healthy eating habits and lifestyle. For this reason, continuing this process under nutritionist and psychologist control helps to get the maximum benefit. Otherwise, it would be possible to gain weight quickly.

The recovery period after sleeve gastrectomy surgery has been considerably shortened thanks to the developing surgical techniques. After the laparoscopic bariatric surgery, patients can return to their homes after staying in the hospital for 2-3 days. They can start driving a week after the surgery and return to work about two weeks after the gastric sleeve surgery. Lastly, 4-6 weeks is required for complete recovery and closure of wounds.
We provide four different treatment methods: Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Balloon, Gastric Injection, and Gastric Bypass. We provide laparoscopic procedures in our surgical treatments.
Weight problems or obesity occur due to lifestyle, environmental factors, and some genetic factors, but it is incorrect to define it as a congenital disease. Being overweight is not an inherited or genetic disease.
Obesity is a dangerous disease that can be fatal if not taken care of immediately. Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular diseases, fatty liver, high cholesterol, and sleep apnea are the most important diseases caused by obesity. In addition, in overweight or fat people, the problem of atherosclerosis begins at a very early age, which can cause a heart attack at an early age due to occlusion in the heart vessels.
Obesity is a disease defined by the World Health Organization as “abnormal or excessive accumulation of fat in adipose tissues to the extent that it impairs health.” In other words, we can define obesity as a complex and multi-factorial disease that manifests with behavioral, endocrine, and metabolic changes and increased body fat.

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