One of the simplest and most effective methods to lose weight is the application of the stomach balloon. A balloon filled with fluid or air is placed into the stomach with the aid of an endoscope under the influence of mild anesthesia in the gastric balloon operation. This takes 15-20 minutes. In this way, the food intake capacity of the stomach is reduced and the stomach is rapidly saturated. With this operation, patients can lose 7-8 pounds in a few months. However, the stomach balloon can stay between 6 months and 12 months in the body.
When this time is up, the endoscopic path can be removed within 5 minutes. The lasting effect on the body and its simple application is the advantage of the method. If the patient does not change the way of life and does not continue his / her diet after the removal of the balloon, the given weight can be recovered in the same way. The patient will be informed by the doctor about how to eat with and after the baloon.
Nowadays, this operayon method loses its effect gradually. The gastric balloon is used as a preparation for basic morbidobesity surgery in patients with diseases that are too risky to undergo surgery or in super-obese individuals. Body mass index is ideal for people with 30-40 kg / m2.