Intragastric Balloon Surgery

About the process

If you're significantly overweight, want to make a lifestyle change, but are looking for a non-surgical, minimally invasive procedure, Intragastric Balloon is the right step forward for you.It is a 12-month weight loss program designed to kick-start your weight loss while supporting your lifestyle changes.

The Instagastric balloon devices (It’s not a surgery), are for use in obese adult patients with a body mass index between 30 and 40 with 2 obesity-related health conditions like heart disease or diabetes.

It doesn’t require that you necessarily qualify as morbidly obese (BMI >= 40).  In fact, the gastric balloon procedure is perfect for anyone who needs to lose up to 25 kg (55 pounds) too.  

The Intragastric Balloon is also sometimes recommended for morbidly obese people who plan to have a surgical procedure later on, but who need to slim down a bit in order to improve other conditions that will make the surgery possible.

The Intragastric Balloon Advantage

The Intragastric balloon is a non-surgical weight loss procedure which helps to reduce your appetitie, and over a 6 months period your body will adapt a new dietary programme.

It was developed to “bridge the gap” between pure diet and exercise and the other, more complicated, weight loss surgeries.

Because there is no cutting or removing of tissue, the risk of surgical complications such as bleeding and infection is greatly reduced.

What is Intragastric Balloon Procedure

The Intragastric balloon is a soft, silicone sack inserted into the stomach and filled with saline. You will have a feeling of satiety, or lack of hunger which will help you learn to moderate your food intake so that you eat less and lose weight without surgery.

The minor procedure, takes around 20-30 minutes and is carried out under a local anaesthetic. The deflated balloon is inserted into the mouth, then as soon as it is in the correct position the surgeon will then insert the sterile saline which then inflates the balloon, occupying space in the stomach.

Once the balloon is in place in your stomach it is filled with saline, expanding to partially fill the stomach area. This helps you feel less hungry and consume smaller portions of food as you experience a similar satisfaction as you would have previously experienced after consuming a larger meal.

ALLURE MEDSPA:The Best Place for a Gastric Balloon

We at Allure MedSpa have a proven track record of success with Intragastric Balloon Procedure. Success with intragastric balloon placement is also dependent on participation in the nutritional and exercise programs that are an important component of our Comprehensive Balloon Therapy program. Apart from our Lead surgeon Dr. Milan Doshi, you will be meeting all members of our team, including our interventional endoscopist who performs the procedure, as well as specialists in nutrition and exercise management.

During the first six months (and after) you will work together with our nutritional support team and weight loss experts to personalize your own plan.

Anesthesia

The procedure is carried out under a local anaesthetic.

It usually begins with your throat being numbed by a spray.

The Intragastric Balloon System is implanted in the stomach via a 30-minute minimally invasive endoscopic outpatient procedure while the patient is under mild sedation.

Privacy & Confidentiality

We at Allure MedSpa care follow highest standards of privacy and confidentiality ensuring additional comfort for our patients. For your privacy and protection, we maintain a strict non-disclosure policy.

REST & RECOVERY

The typical gastric balloon patient returns home on the same day. It is recommended that you have someone who is willing and able to drive you home and take care of you for at least 24 hours following surgery. Also, plan about 3 days of inactivity for full recovery.

Your throat will probably be mildly sore following the procedure since the balloon was inserted through your mouth.

Intragastric Ballooning is a laparoscopic procedure that can be performed on an outpatient basis.

Cost For Intragastric Balloon Surgery

Allure MedSpa which is renowned for its state-of-the-art internationally acclaimed services, offers affordable and cost effective bariatric procedures. To know more about the cost of your procedure request a consult by filling the form below. Your consultation is your chance to ask questions about Gastric Ballooning and put your mind at rest. Your surgeon will be able to offer you full explanations and answers to all of your queries.

Alternatively, our Counselor will call you at your convenient time. Request a consultation right away: Book an appointment

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Quick Facts for Intragastric Balloon Surgery

Are you the right fit for the procedure?

You are a right fit for the procedure if

  • Yes, if you are moderately overweight and unable to achieve your desired weight loss through traditional weight loss methods, such as diet and exercise.
  • Yes, if you are only aiming at losing about 20-30lbs and are not eligible for, or maybe uncomfortable with, other forms of weight loss surgery. 
  • Yes, if you have a BMI of ≥ 27 and are willing to participate in an established medically-supervised diet and behavior modification program with regular follow-up.

At the end of these Dr. Milan Doshi will himself review your specific health issues and concerns, answer any questions you may have and set a date for surgery.

Comprehensive care, before, during & after surgery

At Allure MedSpa, we don’t simply provide surgical solutions to obesity; we recognize your needs extend beyond the surgical procedure itself.

Our dedicated team of Doctors, Nutritionists and Cosmetologists is designed with your comfort and care in mind. Our entire staff from to the expert team of anesthesiologists to nurses, will ensure you are treated with utmost care and warmth.

The Aftercare Advantage

Our comprehensive aftercare program focuses on your unique, individual needs. A nurse, dietitian and fitness advisor work with you to provide all the help, support and expert advice you require to alter your behaviors and your relationship with food by creating an individual aftercare plan specific to you.

Your postoperative program will include:

  • Ongoing lab work, including vitamin level analysis
  • Discussion of diet, exercise & supplements
  • Customized individual eating plan
  • Dietician support
  • Access to psychological support

Pre-operative requirements in order to undergo surgery

  • You must have a dietician evaluation.
  • In addition to a complete medical history, your physician and anesthetist will perform a complete physical examination to ensure you are in good health before undergoing the procedure. You will undergo blood tests or other diagnostic tests.
  • You may be asked to begin exercising and alter your diet some weeks before surgery.
  • If you're a woman of child-bearing age, you may receive birth control counselling so that you do not become pregnant in your first year after surgery due to the risk to the fetus from rapid weight loss. 

Patient preparation before weight loss surgery

You might be advised to:

  • Quit smoking and discontinue the use of all tobacco and nicotine products as it may lead to delayed wound healing after the surgery.
  • Drink more water and limit other beverages.
  • Stay mentally and physically fit by focusing on your health.
  • Not to eat or drink anything for 10-12 hours before surgery and have a light dinner because the stomach must be empty before anesthesia.
  • Ask a friend or family members to be at the hospital during the surgery for support.

 

Book Surgery with Allure MedSpa

  • Plan your travel dates and simultaneously check with us for doctor’s availability on those dates.
  • Send us a copy of your air tickets
  • We shall accordingly plan your consultation and Concierge service (optional) and get back to you with all details

Allure MedSpa concierge service

Allure MedSpa’s clientele comprises of local, out-of-town patients. A good percentage of patients also "fly-in" from out of the country to have surgery with our renowned surgeons.

We are pleased to offer and arrange comfortable lodging, restaurant, and commuting to ensure a memorable pre-and post-surgical experience for our out-of-country patients. Please feel free to contact the Counselor +91 9869041559 for assistance with any of your travel and planning needs.

After effects

No matter what your weight goal, the Intragastric balloon will help you. It is an ideal solution if you are looking to lose up to 20-30lbs of excess weight, but don't want to undergo permanent surgical solutions.

Generally speaking, weight loss between 5% and 10% has been found to reduce the risk of diabetes, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, and other associated cardiovascular diseases.

Results will last for

Most weight is lost during the first three months, but because the intragastric balloon stays in your stomach for six months, you will learn to eat the right amount of food to maintain your new weight long-term.

During the first six months (and after) you will work together with our nutritional support team and weight loss experts to personalize your own plan.

This balloon is not permanent.  You will visit the doctor in six months to have it extracted via endoscopic procedure (same way it went in). 

 If during those six months of having the gastric balloon in place you did NOT change your lifestyle and alter your diet and exercise, you won’t like what happens next: You’ll gain all that weight back in no time.

This is where the Allure MedSpa Aftercare programme helps tremendously.

Next consultation if required

At Allure MedSpa, our support doesn’t end when you achieve your weight-loss goals. Lifelong follow-up with our multidisciplinary team is encouraged, helping you to achieve and maintain optimal results.For more information on weight-loss surgery and our extensive aftercare program or to, Book an appointment call Allure MedSpa at: +91 9869041559

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Intragastric Balloon Surgery FAQs

  • Why should Gastric Balloon be preferred over other Types of Surgery?
  • Less Weight Loss, Safer, Temporary, Lower Cost

    Compared with the more invasive procedures, like Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Bypass and Lap Band, the following is generally true of the Gastric Balloon procedure:

    • Lower BMI range for approval (30 to 40 vs the usual 35+)
    • less short-term weight loss (after 6 months)
    • Less dramatic health improvement
    • Temporary solution (no longer than 6 months); other procedures may be permanent
    • Among the lowest complication and mortality rates
    • Procedure done through mouth instead of laparoscopic surgery
    • Quicker recovery
    • One of 3 reversible weight loss procedures
    • Fewer diet restrictions
    • Less severe side effects
    • Lower cost