An intragastric balloon or a surgery of gastric balloon in Iran is a newer kind of weight-loss procedure. A saline-filled silicone balloon is placed in your stomach, which helps you lose weight by limiting how much you can eat. It also makes you feel fuller faster.
This procedure is an option if you’re overweight or obese, and diet and exercise haven’t worked for you.
Like other weight-loss procedures, gastric balloon surgery requires a commitment to a healthier lifestyle. You need to make permanent healthy changes to your diet and get regular exercise to help ensure the long-term success of the procedure of gastric balloon in Iran.
The procedure allows you to get used to having smaller food portions and adopting a healthier lifestyle. When the gastric balloon is removed you will, hopefully, continue with your newly trained lifestyle and eating patterns. You must be committed to a supervised gastric balloon diet and modified lifestyle both whilst the balloon is inserted and after it has been removed.
Why the surgery of gastric balloon in Iran is done
The placement of an intragastric balloon helps you lose weight. Weight-loss can lower your risk of potentially serious weight-related health problems, such as:
- Heart disease and stroke
- High blood pressure
- Sleep apnea
- Type 2 diabetes
surgery of gastric balloon in Iran and other weight-loss surgeries or procedures are typically done only after you’ve tried to lose weight by improving your diet and exercise habits.
Who is a good candidate for a gastric balloon in Iran?
The gastric balloon in Iran is typically suitable if you have a BMI of 27 to 35 and you are prepared to make long term changes to your diet and lifestyle, under the supervision of a weight-loss consultant and attending regular appointments. You should be aware that weight-loss with a gastric balloon will be less and slower than the surgical weight-loss options.
Your weight-loss surgeon will discuss the best weight-loss option for your circumstances looking at your BMI and any health conditions you may have.
When deciding whether the surgery of gastric balloon in Iran is right for you, you may find it useful to see some gastric balloon before and after pictures and weight loss information on your surgeon’s past patients who chose gastric balloon treatment.
How to prepare for a gastric balloon in Iran
when you’re going to have an intragastric balloon placed in your stomach, the medical team will give you specific instructions on how to prepare for your procedure. You may need to have various lab tests and exams before your procedure.
You may need to restrict what you eat and drink, as well as which medications you take, in the time leading up to the procedure of gastric balloon in Iran. You also may be required to start a physical activity program.
The procedure of gastric balloon in Iran
A gastric balloon procedure takes just 15 minutes. It is performed in an outpatient setting under a mild sedative or light anesthetic.
Your weight-loss surgeon will insert a deflated gastric balloon through your mouth, down your esophagus, and into your stomach using a thin, flexible tube with a light and camera on one end, called an endoscope.
The balloon is then immediately filled with sterile saline through a small filling tube (catheter) that is attached to the balloon. After six months, the gastric balloon is deflated and removed endoscopically in the same way it was inserted.
There is a new type of gastric balloon in Iran called the gastric balloon pill capsule. It is simply swallowed and when it reaches the top of your stomach it is inflated using gas through a thin tube attached to the balloon. The gastric balloon pill capsule does not require sedation. It also needs removing after six months.
Aftercare and recovery
You can go home the same day of your procedure of gastric balloon in Iran and continue with your normal daily activities without any downtime.
After your gastric balloon insertion, you’ll have fluids only for a few days. You will then progress on to soft foods and then normal textured solid foods.
Your weight-loss surgeon or a dietitian will discuss the dietary and exercise changes you need to make to reach and maintain your weight-loss targets. It’s important that you are committed to strictly following these recommendations.
When the gastric balloon is removed your stomach will return to its original size. It is important to continue with your newly learned gastric balloon diet and lifestyle to maintain your weight-loss.
You will need to attend regular follow-up appointments including diet advice and planning.
Complications and side-effects
You may experience some gastric balloon side effects such as gastric discomfort, nausea, and vomiting, but they should only be short-term.
Possible complications from surgery of gastric balloon in Iran may include:
- Feeling imbalanced, similar to seasickness.
- Heavy feeling in your abdomen.
- Abdominal or back pain.
- Acid reflux or indigestion.
- Balloon rupture. This is rare and the balloon is usually expelled naturally.
- Injury during insertion or removal of the balloon.
Your weight-loss surgeon will discuss these in detail with you before you decide to have a gastric balloon inserted.
Gastric balloon reviews 2018
Gastric balloon reviews are a valuable way to learn more about this non-surgical weight loss procedure. The most-positive reviews report limited side effects and more than 30% of their excess weight within the first six months. Negative reviews are frustrated by some uncomfortable side effects and weight regain after the balloon is removed.
Let’s read 2 gastric balloon reviews together:
“My husband and I both did the gastric balloon and we both lost weight. I didn’t lose as much as I wanted but he lost a ton of weight. My husband went from 280 pounds to 210, I went from 180 to around 160, but I’d still like to lose more. It hasn’t been an easy road for either of us but even losing twenty pounds on my stubborn body feels successful. My procedure went off without a hitch. I have now lost 135 pounds and have gone from a size 28 to a size 8. I have had a wonderful experience losing weight and gaining my life back.”
“Getting the balloon motivated me to eat better. My thought process was that if I was going to spend a lot of money on this, I was going to do it right. I worked with the doctors and came up with a meal plan and stuck with it because I couldn’t take being overweight anymore. Would I rather eat pizza? Yes. Do I like how I feel after? No. I’m glad I changed my diet for a thousand reasons.”
The cost of the gastric balloon in Iran
The procedure of gastric balloon in Iran costs around $2000. A price that includes performing the procedure in highly-advanced hospitals, by board-certified & well-experienced specialists, diet plans, and before & after operation consulting. Performing the very same surgery in other countries, on the other hand, like the United States is around $8000 and £4000 to £6000 in the United Kingdom.
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