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Gastric balloon surgery in Lahore

Looking for Gastric balloon in Lahor, Dr Amin Yousaf Plastic surgeon with more then 15 years experience offer reasonable Gastric balloon surgery cost in Pakistan The gastric balloon (endoscopic intragastric balloon) is one of the most effective treatments for weight loss in obese patients.

What is the gastric balloon?

The gastric balloon , also known as an intragastric balloon, is inserted into the stomach through the mouth using an endoscope. Once inside the stomach, the balloon is filled with a saline solution and methylene blue as a safety marker . and by expanding its size it occupies a large part of the stomach, leaving less space for food. The gastric balloon is designed to be temporarily placed and is removed after 6 or 12 months, depending on the type of balloon used.

When the balloon is located inside the stomach, there is an earlier and longer-lasting feeling of fullness between meals. If we add the nutritional plan that accompanies this treatment, we have the perfect formula to achieve a healthy weight loss while acquiring new eating habits that will help maintain the new figure over time.

Advantages of the gastric balloon in Lahore

  • Endoscopic, non-surgical treatment.
  • The patient can repeat the balloon treatment if he regains weight.
  • Lower risk than bariatric surgery.
  • Outpatient procedure.

Gastric balloon candidates

The treatment of the gastric balloon is not suitable for all patients with overweight. It is recommended for patients with type I and type II obesity (BMI 35-40) and who have a specific dietary profile.

The gastric balloon is not definitive since it is removed at 6 or 12 months, it is perfect for patients who want to lose between 15 and 30 kg of weight (depending on the balloon) and who also want to acquire a new dietary discipline.

How is the gastric balloon treatment?

After placement of the gastric balloon, during the first month the patient must undergo weekly controls, and then monthly.

Placement of the gastric balloon in the stomach is a simple process that does not require surgery. The placement is performed under sedation and the removal is anesthetized, both procedures on an outpatient basis.

After treatment

The first 4-7 days after the balloon placement, it is totally normal to feel nausea, gastric discomfort and hypersalivation. After this period, the patient recovers normality except for the feeling of hunger, which is considerably reduced.

Initially, only liquid food can be ingested, and the food will gain consistency as the patient tolerates it.

The objective is that the tolerance of the stomach to food increases progressively, that is why the intervention of the nutrition professional is essential

The full treatment lasts between 12 to 18 months.

The most important thing about this technique is that in addition to facilitating rapid weight loss, it allows the patient to be re-educated in terms of healthy eating habits, thus not regaining the weight lost during treatment.

Results

The average weight that allows to lose the gastric balloon in 6 months is between 15 and 25 kg and with the 12 month weight loss can reach 35 kilos. It should be said that everything depends on the degree of involvement of the patient with the treatment, the initial BMI and the height that he is.

Gastric balloon in Lahore

If you need advice before taking the final step, Our plastic surgeon advise you on the benefits or the most appropriate treatment for each patient. Our doctors are specialized in gastric balloon insertion, achieving the satisfaction of their patients.

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