Gastric Balloon Application
Gastric balloon, also known as intragastric balloon in medical literature; It is a medical procedure applied by endoscopy method to help the person lose weight without the need for surgery. In the gastric balloon procedure, the balloon, which is delivered to the patient's stomach by endoscopy in a deflated state, is inflated with water and isotonic sodium chloride solution, and the cavity in the stomach is partially filled. The balloon, which reaches a substantial volume in the stomach, aims to reduce the total food consumption by providing a feeling of satiety in the patient. The balloon placed in the stomach can stay in the stomach for 6 months or 1 year, depending on the balloon used. Before the treatment of morbid obesity, the purpose of the intragastric balloon procedure, which is also used to prepare the patient for the operation; It is to help the person to gain a healthy eating habit, to leave behind the unhealthy diet and lifestyle that he used in the past, and to gain a healthy nutrition awareness.