How Is The Gastric Balloon Applied?
Gastric balloon is a daily procedure performed endoscopically, accompanied by sleep-inducing drugs. After 8 hours of fasting, first of all, endoscopy is performed with sedative drugs. If no disease is detected in the stomach, the deflated balloon is inflated in the stomach in the appropriate position. Blue dyed serum is used for swelling.
After the procedure, which takes about 15-20 minutes, the patient is followed in the day service bed. After 30-45 minutes, liquid food intake is provided and the patient is discharged.
In the first five to seven days after gastric balloon application, stomach pain, nausea and vomiting may occur. Therefore, it is necessary to carefully follow the recommendations on the use of prescription drugs before and after the procedure.
After the gastric balloon application, a nutrition follow-up program arranged in accordance with daily life and eating habits is applied. At appropriate intervals, the patient’s nutrition program is followed by a dietitian.