Endoscopic & Non Endoscopic Gastric Balloon

Surgical & Nonsurgical Gastric Balloon Treatment in Jumeirah, Dubai

What is Endoscopic & Non Endoscopic Gastric Balloon?

The gastric balloon procedure is designed to treat weight loss in patients with a BMI of 27 or more. It causes a mechanical limitation in the amount of food that can fit into the stomach to help the patient become full while consuming less food.

The endoscopic balloon procedure involves using an endoscope, which is a tube with a camera that is used to visualize the stomach. At the end of the tube near the camera lies a catheter that is used to inflate a silicone balloon (using saline) in the patients’ stomach. Prior to placing the tube into the stomach, sedation via anesthesia is administered. The balloon is then removed from the stomach after a period of 6-12 months using an endoscope.

Non-surgical gastric balloon procedure is a treatment in which the patient swallows a capsule. The capsule contains a deflated balloon that is connected to a plastic tube. The end of the plastic tube is used to fill the balloon with fluid once the capsule is swallowed. The tube is then detached from the balloon and removed from the stomach. Since there is no anesthesia administered, the patients can leave right after the procedure. The balloon stays in the stomach for 3-4 months, at which point the balloon deflates to pass out of the body naturally.

How much time does the Endoscopic & Non Endoscopic Gastric Balloon take?

15 minutes for non-endoscopic gastric balloon

45 minutes for endoscopic gastric balloon

How does Endoscopic & Non endoscopic Gastric Balloon help?

  • With reduced size of the stomach, patients can feel satiety while consuming less food.
  • Feel full at a quicker rate and for a longer period.
  • Reduced risk of heart disease, stroke, infertility
  • Symptoms of diabetes, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia and obstructive sleep apnea are improved

Risks and Complications of Endoscopic & Non-Endoscopic Gastric Balloon

As with all surgeries, gastric balloon procedures have a risk profile and possible complications that could occur. Your surgeon will discuss this further during your consultation.

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