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Weight loss is a challenging journey. What worked for your family or friends might not work for you. In most successful weight loss cases, you must be in the right environment and have the right mindset.

If you find it challenging to find the motivation to exercise and adopt a healthy lifestyle, you will have a low chance of achieving weight loss goals. This is why some patients prefer medical intervention because it is a quick solution, and there is no turning back for many weight loss surgeries.

Suppose you don't prefer an invasive weight loss procedure; a swallowable gastric balloon procedure is an ideal treatment. The procedure has no downtime, no removal procedure, no endoscopy, and no sedation.

What Is Swallowable Gastric Balloon?

A swallowable gastric balloon is an outpatient procedure for patients seeking non-invasive procedures to lose weight.  

You swallow a capsule; once the doctor confirms the capsule position via X-ray, the doctor will fill the capsule with saline via catheter, then the catheter is removed.

The balloon limits your stomach capacity, meaning you will eat less food. And once you reach your targeted body weight, the capsule will pass through you naturally, and your body will get rid of it like a bodily waste.

Who Can Have Swallowable Pill Gastric Balloon?

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

  • If you're overweight
  • If traditional methods for weight loss are not working for you
  • If you have BMI above 27 and below 38 

Weight Loss Surgery Swallowable Gastric Balloon Treatment Duration

The entire swallowable gastric balloon procedure will take 20 minutes during an outpatient appointment.

Swallowable Gastric Balloon Side Effects 

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

  • Nausea
  • Stomach cramps 
  • Vomiting 

Most of these side effects will fade after the first few days, and the balloon placement settles.

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.

Elipse Swallowable Gastric Balloon Alternative Treatments

If you're unhappy with swallowable gastric balloon results, you can consider more invasive procedures:

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.

What To Expect After Swallowable Pill Gastric Balloon Treatment? 

  • You will lose 80% of your weight in the first three months. 
  • The balloon will stay in your stomach for 16 weeks; after the allocated period, a time-activated release valve on the balloon will open and empty the saline inside the balloon.
  • After deflation, the balloon will naturally pass your body via the gastrointestinal tract.
  • Expect nausea and stomach cramps in the first few days until your body adapts to the balloon placement. 
  • Your doctor will prescribe medication to remedy the nausea symptoms. 

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 € 6000.

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. 

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