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The Benefit Of Swallowable Gastric Balloon Treatment Abroad 

The quality and standard of bariatric surgeons abroad will influence your decision to consider receiving the Swallowable Gastric Balloon.

The number of patients traveling abroad to find weight loss solutions is rising. There are many reasons why patients might find the idea of traveling abroad for treatment appealing. But the main reason remains the same, to save cost.

Besides affordability, what can travel tourism offer?

Accredited State-Of-The-Art Medical Facilities 

Medical facilities abroad have state-of-the-art infrastructure and the latest medical technology, which you will not find in most other parts of the world. The public and private clinics feature the latest versions of medical instruments. So, medical tourists trust these facilities and feel the medical staff will deliver 100% satisfaction. 

Assistance Before, During, and After Treatment

Medical tourism agencies will assist you before, during, and after treatment. It includes free doctor consultations and all necessary arrangements for medical travel such as airplane bookings, hotel arrangements, transport, plus guides on having a successful surgery. After treatment, you will periodically receive tips and guides to help you with the recovery period.

Doctors abroad speak and communicate in English 

Some patients might hesitate to consider having the treatment abroad because of language or cultural barriers. But in medical tourism destinations like Turkey, Hungary, and Poland, doctors regularly serve international patients. They can communicate in good English.

Tips For Choosing Swallowable Pill Gastric Balloon Clinic Abroad 

  • Create a shortlist of possible clinics abroad: research the clinic you plan to visit overseas. Most reputable clinics will have an official website, and you can examine the surgeon's expertise, reviews, and credentials. 

  • Check the local regulation: Knowing how the treatment is regulated in your chosen country is essential. It will help you identify reputable clinics registered with the governing body or national association. It will also tell you about your rights.

  • Prepare a list of questions for your doctor: prepare a list of questions to ensure you receive quality treatment. Common questions to ask - do they provide a translator? Do they have patients' testimonials? Is the clinic registered with the national association?

  • Schedule an online consultation. Most clinics or hospitals that work with international patients offer this service. 

  • Research the condition of the clinic before booking. It's recommended to visit the clinic before booking and finalizing the procedure. Talk to the staff and past patients. 

Ideal Candidate For Swallowable Gastric Balloon Procedure Abroad

You're an ideal candidate for a swallowable gastric balloon procedure:

  • If you're overweight and willing to travel abroad 

  • If traditional methods for weight loss are not working for you

  • If you have BMI above 27 and below 38 

Swallowable Gastric Balloon Cost Abroad

The factors that affect the treatment abroad are the hospital's location, the surgeon's experience, the technique used, and the type of treatment.


Estimate Cost




€8000 - €10,000





Learn more about Swallowable Gastric Balloon in Turkey by comparing costs and reviewing the clinics and doctors.

Swallowable Gastric Balloon Clinics(44 Clinics)

Luna Clinic Turkey
Istanbul, Turkey
Luna Clinic Turkey Verified
  • Preliminary and follow-up examination
  • 98% would recommend
  • 1000+ operations last year
  • Internationally trained surgeons
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Istanbul European Clinic
Istanbul, Turkey
Istanbul European Clinic Verified
  • 97% would recommend
  • Uses cutting-edge tech
  • Accredited by TSAPS (Turkish Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery)
  • Well-equipped staff
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Medical Park Gaziosmanpasa Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey
Medical Park Gaziosmanpasa Hospital Verified
  • Biggest private hospital in Istanbul
  • Advanced post-op care system
  • Internationally trained surgeons
  • JCI accredited clinic
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Erdem Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey
Erdem Hospital Verified
  • ISO 9001 Certified
  • Uses the top-notch technology
  • 20,000 square meters
  • 150-bed capacity
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Memorial Sisli Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey
Memorial Sisli Hospital Verified
  • Popular by international patients
  • 200 bed capacity
  • JCI-Certified
  • Has an advanced medical technology
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Florence Nightingale Istanbul
Istanbul, Turkey
Florence Nightingale Istanbul Verified
  • Accredited by ISO, JCI and the TUV
  • Premium facility
  • Follows the latest treatment trends
  • 700 bed capacity
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Acibadem Maslak Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey
Acibadem Maslak Hospital Verified
  • 90% would recommend
  • ISO 9001:2008 and JCI accreditations
  • Leed Gold Certified
  • 231 patient rooms
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Kent Hospital
Izmir, Turkey
Kent Hospital Verified
  • 95% would recommend
  • Advanced technology investment
  • 1000+ treatments last year
  • Founded in 2008
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Medipol Mega University Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey
Medipol Mega University Hospital Verified
  • One of Turkey's largest hospitals
  • Accredited by ISO, JCI and the TUV
  • High review rate
  • Online doctor consultations
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Koç Healthcare Institutions
Istanbul, Turkey
Koç Healthcare Institutions Verified
  • Follows strict standards to deliver exceptional services
  • ISO 9001 Quality Management System
  • Founded in 1997
  • Internationally recognized surgeons
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By Abdulaziz Ali - Medically reviewed by Prof. Cuneyt Kayaalp, on Mar 30, 2024

Swallowable Gastric Balloon Capsule Recovery Time 

It is best to take a day or two off work; it is normal to feel nausea and abdominal cramping during this period. The prescribed medication will remedy these symptoms. On the third day, you can return to your normal activities.

Allurion Swallowable Gastric Balloon Success Rate

Swallowable gastric balloon reviews suggest the procedure is very successful, and most patients lose 70% - 80% of their weight in the first three months.

Swallowable Gastric Balloon Complications

Most of these side effects will be mitigated with the doctor's prescriptions, but expect:

  • Nausea
  • Stomach cramps 
  • Vomiting 

How Does Swallowable Gastric Balloon Procedure Work?

The whole procedure is completed in 20 minutes during an outpatient appointment. You swallow a capsule that contains a deflated balloon. Once the doctor confirms the capsule position via X-ray, the doctor will fill the capsule with saline via catheter; the catheter is removed.

How To Prepare for Swallowable Pill Gastric Balloon

  • Stay hydrated before the placement of the gastric balloon. 
  • Take the medication that your doctor has prescribed.
  • You can have a light meal the evening before placement day.
  • Stick to clear liquids only 8 hours before your balloon placement; don't eat anything in the morning before you have the gastric balloon pill. 
  • You can still drink clear liquids such as strained clear broth, herbal teas, coconut water, etc.
  • Stop all clear liquids 2 hours before placement.

Frequently Asked Questions 

How much does a swallowable gastric balloon cost?

Swallowable gastric balloon cost in Turkey €2500.

How long does a gastric balloon last?

Swallowable gastric balloon lasts up to 16 weeks.

Do swallowable gastric balloons work?

Yes, swallowable gastric balloon works; most patients report they lose about 70% - 80% of their weight in the first three months. 

Can a gastric balloon fail?

A swallowable gastric balloon has low risks; even if it bursts or deflates, the liquid saline is harmless because it is made of water. And the balloon will pass your body via the gastrointestinal tract.

Can you get a second gastric balloon?

Yes, you can have a second balloon placed if you have yet to reach your weight loss goals after the initial 6-month balloon treatment.