Orber’s intragastric balloon

A stomach balloon is an inoperable method of treating obesity. The treatment involves introducing a balloon into the stomach and filling it with liquid. This means that the patient after the operation consumes less food. By pressing the walls of the stomach, the balloon reduces the patient’s feeling of hunger. The reduced amount of food results in weight loss. At KCM Clinic Obesity Treatment Center, we only use ORBERA Balloons – a leading global producer of 6- and 12-month intragastric balloons.

The primary purpose of using a gastric balloon is to reduce the patient’s feeling of hunger. A balloon filled with liquid gives you a constant feeling of satiety. As a result, the patient eats fewer meals, which results in a gradual weight loss. After placing the gastric balloon there is no danger of damaging it. Patients can normally take their current life activities, exercise, run, ride a bike. The patient’s average weight loss oscillates around 15 to 20 kg, but its greater or smaller decrease is an individual matter, depending on the patient’s predisposition and diet. At KCM Clinic Obesity Treatment Center, we only use ORBERA Balloons – a leading global producer of 6- and 12-month intragastric balloons.

 

In order to qualify and prepare for the placement of the balloon inside the stomach, for patient safety, comprehensive tests and consultations in a bariatric outpatient clinic are required.

Placement of a gastric balloon is not a surgical operation. Thanks to this, the procedure becomes much safer. There is a low risk of damage to the intragastric balloon after surgery, which also increases patient safety. People with comorbidities should contact their GP and cardiologist before undergoing intragastric balloon placement.

Usually, the patient can leave the clinic a few hours after the surgery. For the next day, consume small amounts of fluid and avoid physical exertion. Before your body gets used to the balloon in the stomach (sometimes it takes several weeks), nausea, vomiting, flatulence, diarrhea and cramps may occur.

The patient usually has the opportunity to leave the hospital a few hours after the procedure, but care after returning home is equally important. To plan the discharge and the first days after surgery well, the patient should ask a loved one for transport from the clinic on the way back home. Make sure you can get help the first day after surgery. We recommend that you prepare all the necessary things at home before you go to the clinic.

About the procedure

The primary purpose of using a gastric balloon is to reduce the patient’s feeling of hunger. A balloon filled with liquid gives you a constant feeling of satiety. As a result, the patient eats fewer meals, which results in a gradual weight loss. After placing the gastric balloon there is no danger of damaging it. Patients can normally take their current life activities, exercise, run, ride a bike. The patient’s average weight loss oscillates around 15 to 20 kg, but its greater or smaller decrease is an individual matter, depending on the patient’s predisposition and diet. At KCM Clinic Obesity Treatment Center, we only use ORBERA Balloons – a leading global producer of 6- and 12-month intragastric balloons.

 

Preperation

In order to qualify and prepare for the placement of the balloon inside the stomach, for patient safety, comprehensive tests and consultations in a bariatric outpatient clinic are required.

Precautions

Placement of a gastric balloon is not a surgical operation. Thanks to this, the procedure becomes much safer. There is a low risk of damage to the intragastric balloon after surgery, which also increases patient safety. People with comorbidities should contact their GP and cardiologist before undergoing intragastric balloon placement.

Convalescence

Usually, the patient can leave the clinic a few hours after the surgery. For the next day, consume small amounts of fluid and avoid physical exertion. Before your body gets used to the balloon in the stomach (sometimes it takes several weeks), nausea, vomiting, flatulence, diarrhea and cramps may occur.

Post-treatment care

The patient usually has the opportunity to leave the hospital a few hours after the procedure, but care after returning home is equally important. To plan the discharge and the first days after surgery well, the patient should ask a loved one for transport from the clinic on the way back home. Make sure you can get help the first day after surgery. We recommend that you prepare all the necessary things at home before you go to the clinic.

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