Gastric balloon damage
Gastric balloon is one of the non-surgical methods that help in losing weight. It is done by placing a balloon inside the stomach that remains for a specific period. This is done by placing the balloon from the mouth to the stomach through the endoscope. In fact, the balloon is filled with saline solution. It gives the person a feeling of fullness, The person eats less than usual and thus helps in losing weight. It can be used for obese people for whom traditional methods of losing weight, such as exercising and following a diet, have not worked. It is worth noting that there are three different types of balloons approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
Damage and complications of gastric balloon:
There are a group of side effects that may appear when the balloon is initially placed, This is due to the presence of a new body in the body, such as intestinal cramps, vomiting, and nausea, Over time, these symptoms disappear. However, in some rare cases, the balloon may cause a number of harms and health complications, the most important of which are the following:
- Acute pancreatitis: a sudden inflammation of the pancreas, It occurs due to the pressure of the balloon on the internal organs, Symptoms appear after a few days of applying it. Including severe stomach or back pain, bloating, nausea, loss of appetite, It should be noted that the only solution to this problem is to remove the balloon urgently.
- Balloon inflation: If the balloon is excessively inflated, the person may suffer from stomach pain, vomiting, difficulty breathing, This problem usually occurs after a short period of time after the balloon is placed.
- Esophageal perforation: The endoscope used to insert the balloon may cause a hole in the esophagus. But it is a very rare problem.
- Stomach obstruction: It is possible that the balloon deflates and some of its contents leak into the stomach. Which may cause stomach obstruction, Therefore, the balloon usually contains a blue or green dye as a kind of warning. This dye changes the color of urine, and the person infers from it that there is a problem with the balloon.
- Stomach ulcer: The doctor may give the person anti-ulcer medications while the balloon is in the stomach as a preventive measure to reduce the risk of developing an ulcer.
- Stomach rupture: Stomach rupture is a very rare complication. However, it may happen to people who have had previous stomach surgeries.
- Weight gain returns: The weight that was lost after the balloon placement may return if the person does not follow a healthy diet after that. He did not exercise regularly.
Gastric balloon removal:
The process of removing the balloon takes approximately twenty to thirty minutes. It is removed using an endoscope from the mouth. The person must fast from food 48 hours before the operation. And fasting from fluids 12 hours before the operation. The person does not have to stay overnight in the hospital after the balloon is removed. After that, it is recommended to continue exercising. and follow a healthy diet, This is to avoid weight gain again.
Services provided by the Real Beauty Clinic family to its customers outside Turkey in the field of obesity treatment and plastic surgery:
1- Round-trip transportation service from the airport and to the airport: After confirming the reservation from the patient, a car is sent to the airport and the patient is taken to the hotel, and then the patient is taken from the hotel to the hospital for comprehensive analyzes before the operation. And then from the hospital to the hotel.
Then the patient is taken from the hotel to the hospital for the operation after the operation, the patient is delivered from the hospital to the hotel. Then we drop the patient off from the hotel to the airport.
2- Comprehensive analyzes before and after the operation: Before the operation, comprehensive examinations of the body are conducted to ensure the patient’s health and full qualification for the operation.
After the operation, comprehensive examinations are conducted for the patient before his discharge from the hospital to ensure his full health.
3- Hotel service: The Real Beauty Clinic family offers two nights in the hotel to its customers outside Turkey, and the cost of these two nights is included in the cost of the process paid.
4- Facilities inside the hospital: An interpreter fluent in Arabic and Turkish is sent to the hospital to stay with customers and secure all their needs and requirements inside the hospital.
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