Gastric Balloon

The Gastric Balloon is a procedure that reduces the stomach, without incision or scars. Less invasive and safer surgery. If you have a BMI between 30 and 40 this is your surgery to lose weight.

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Gastric Balloon in Spain

The gastric balloon is a weight loss treatment that is performed endoscopically by placing a soft silicone balloon inside the stomach and filling it with sterile liquid. The combination of this procedure with a healthy diet and regular exercise provides excellent results that improve quality of life.

In Spain you can rely on doctors who are experts in treating obesity to help you regain control of your body and improve your health so that you can enjoy your life more.

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    Treatment characteristics

    This treatment is the most suitable for those patients with a BMI of 28-35 (moderate obesity).

    This procedure is performed in the endoscopy room, not in the operating room, under sedation and does not usually require more than 30 minutes.

    Once sedated, and thanks to the endoscope, the silicone balloon is placed in the stomach where it is filled with a saline solution. This limits the capacity of the stomach, generating a sensation of rapid satiety.

    After the implantation you can go home.

    After 6-12 months, the balloon is removed using the same technique.

    You only need to remain in Spain for one week.

    Although, it would be recommendable for you to stay for up to two months, in order to have a complete follow-up and easy access to the clinic. You must return on the agreed date for removal of the balloon.

    Your doctor will tell you the exact times when starting the treatment.

    Relevant information

    Advantages

    • Reducing weight while
      improving self-esteem
    • Higher quality of life
    • Reduced risk of
      obesity-related
      diseases

    Disadvantages

    • A feeling of discomfort
      that usually passes in a
      couple of days.

    Treatment itinerary

    Before treatment

    • Check that you have prepared all the personal documentation (credit card, cash, passport, Identity Card…), medical (reports, prescriptions, images…) and travel (confirmation of accommodation booking, travel tickets…)​.
    • If you take medication of any kind not related to the surgery, do not forget to take with you the necessary amount for your stay in Spain, as well as the medical prescription that will allow you to travel with it without problems.​

    During treatment

    • Once you are in Spain, you will have to make an appointment with your specialist. During this visit, the doctor will open your medical record (for which you will be asked to provide all your medical documentation), perform a physical examination and tell you if any further tests are needed.
    • If it is not necessary and everything is confirmed, your doctor will tell you when you must go to the preoperative study and will confirm the time of admission for the day of your treatment.
    • If the surgeon has told you to stop taking any medication a few days before the surgery, such as anticoagulants, please do not forget to follow the exact instructions given by the doctor or you will not be able to go through with the procedure!.
    • The same goes for any fasting that the doctor indicates, if you do not comply – You will not be able to go through with the procedure either.

    After treatment

    • After your discharge from the hospital you may feel nauseous for two or three days, which is normal. This is the adaptation phase and the natural impulse of the stomach to expel the “foreign element “. You will begin a liquid diet that will last a few days and to which you will gradually incorporate textures and foods. Follow the instructions of the medical team strictly, since they will tell you when to introduce other types of food.
    • Keep in mind that during the first year, at least, you will follow a strict control of your progress with scheduled visits (which you can do online in many cases) with the digestologist, the nutritionist and the psychologist to help you throughout the process.
    • In addition, you will have to undergo a change in your life habits, for the sake of your health, which include everything from food re-education to regular physical exercise, which you should maintain for the rest of your life.
    • Remember that your recovery time will vary depending on your age, your physical condition, your lifestyle habits and your attitude.
    • Keep in mind that your successful recovery also depends on you!

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