The gastric balloon is one of the non-surgical solutions used to lose weight, which is carried out through the mouth using an endoscope of the esophagus and stomach. It is carried out under general anesthesia and takes 10 minutes, and the person can be discharged from the hospital within an hour.
The balloon is inserted through the mouth through a gastroscope, and the balloon is filled with saline and a blue substance, and sometimes air is placed according to the type of balloon, and then the balloon occupies a large area of the stomach, which gives a sense of permanent satiety and eating small amounts of food, which makes The body works to get rid of excess fat. To obtain effective results with the balloon, you must avoid sugar, exercise regularly, and adhere to a healthy diet.
There are different types of balloon, such as the American, French and Russian, and it varies according to the duration and quality of the material it is made of, which leads to avoiding any complications in the stomach.
And the balloon must be lifted after 6 months to avoid any problems such as leakage of fluid from the balloon and its explosion, which may lead to intestinal obstruction.