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    Gastric Balloon Abroad

    Treatment description

    What is gastric balloon surgery?

    Gastric balloon surgery, i.e. bariatric surgery, is the most effective treatment for morbid obesity. It provides a much larger and longer lasting weight loss than conservative treatment, including lifestyle modification and pharmacotherapy. After surgery the patient’s quality of live improves and the severity of obesity-related diseases is resolved or significantly reduced.

    Surgery is used only by prior conservative treatment using diet and medication.

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    Indications for surgery

    III degree obesity (BMI> 40 kg/m2),

    II degree obesity (BMI> 35 kg/m2), if there are additional diseases associated with obesity (diabetes, hypertension, coronary artery disease, obstructive sleep apnea, severe degenerative joint disease).

    Contraindications for surgery

    • mental disorders (schizophrenia, severe depression, bulimia, suicidal tendencies),
    • endocrine disorders (disorders of adrenal and thyroid),
    • abuse of alcohol or drugs,
    • inflammatory diseases of the gastrointestinal tract,
    • cancer,
    • gastroesophageal reflux disease (relative contraindication to the use of the gastric band).

    Types of bariatric procedures

    • restriction method
    • methods to reduce the absorption of food intake
    • combination of both methods

    After the operation the progressive reduction in body weight is observed for about 18-24 months, but the greatest weight loss occurs during the first six months.

    Complications of gastric balloon surgery

    Frequent complications are wound infections, obstruction or ulceration of the anastomosis, and constipation or diarrhea (depending on the type of surgery). The patient must be primarily informed and prepared for the possibility of long-term complications, which include: cholelithiasis, persistent vomiting, so-called sugar overload syndrome (or dumping syndrome), and nutritional deficiencies.

    Most of the complications associated with the diet can be avoided by keeping strict diet rules and supplementing the missing nutrients with vitamins.

    Prices

    The prices stated are estimates taken based on todays exchange rates of GBP and EUR. Upon dental consultation an exact quote will be given taking into consideration all details of the Patients treatment. The destination where you choose to receive your treatment small Affect the overall cost of your treatment. Go to Destinations to check prices from Particular city.

    Treatment time

    This surgery takes about 2 to 4 hours.

    After treatment

    • Dietary recommendations after surgery include:
    • reducing the size of a single meal,
    • slow and thorough chewing of food,
    • separate intake of fluids and solids,
    • avoiding poorly tolerated foods,
    • multivitamin supplementation

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