Gastric balloon

Is made of soft silicone, and is literally a balloon.
It takes up space in the stomach.
Producing the feeling of satiety.

What is the gastric balloon?

The Gastric Balloon is made of soft silicone, and is literally a balloon, which is inserted into the stomach in a deflated way by means of an endoscope, then by means of a catheter it is filled with sterile solution between 400 and 700cc, leaving a large balloon It takes up space in the stomach producing the feeling of satiety.

How is an intragastric balloon placement performed?

The procedure begins with the introduction of the endoscope through the mouth. This is called diagnostic endoscopy, that is, a review of the esophagus, stomach and first portion of the small intestine is performed to verify that there is no alteration in these organs that contraindicates the placement of the intragastric balloon.

Once the normality of the mentioned organs has been corroborated, the intragastric balloon is introduced through the mouth. With the endoscope it is visualized that the ball has been in its correct position. Inflation of the balloon is continued under direct vision up to the indicated amount. Finally, the balloon inflation tube is removed and everything is verified to be correct and without complications, terminating the procedure.

How fast do I start to lose weight?

From the first week.

How much weight can I lose with this procedure?

The weight loss after the placement of the ball is 12kg. Some patients have managed to lose more than 25kg but this value is depending on adherence to the diet and changes in eating habits.

How long does it take to see noticeable results in my health and weight? 

Remember that losing weight will invariably improve your health.

Is age important?

Age is one of the factors to consider as well as the aspect of the patient’s health, however the placement of the balloon can be performed in adolescents from 16 years of age, as well as in patients not older than 55 years with excellent results.

How long does intragastric balloon placement take?

The laying time of is 1 hr. approximately.

How long should I stay in the hospital?

Hospital stay will be 2 nights and 2 extra recovery days at the Hotel.

What are the health benefits that I will get with this surgery?

The benefits that are reflected in the health considerably are: high pressure, diabetic, knee pain among others depending on your state of health before its placement.

Is it possible that I will gain weight again after surgery?

Yes, if possible, but the success of the placement of the ball depends on your changes in eating habits. However, the patient is advised to change their eating and exercise habits so that the change is permanent.

How long should I use the intragastric balloon?

From 6 to 8 months approximately.

How long should I stay in the hospital?

Hospital stay will be 2 nights and 2 extra recovery days at the Hotel.

What are the health benefits that I will get with this surgery?

The benefits that are reflected in the health considerably are: high pressure, diabetic, knee pain among others depending on your state of health before its placement.

Is it possible that I will gain weight again after surgery?

Yes, if possible, but the success of the placement of the ball depends on your changes in eating habits. However, the patient is advised to change their eating and exercise habits so that the change is permanent.

How long should I use the intragastric balloon?

From 6 to 8 months approximately.

Are there indications for feeding once the intragastric balloon has been placed?

Yes, you will be given a strict diet for two weeks, then you will have to follow your diet with a nutritionist.

Who can use this method to lose weight?

Most people who have not had stomach surgery, chronic gastritis, gastric ulcers, etc. For this reason, it is advisable to consult with the DR before making any decision. Felipe García Hurtado.

What symptoms can I experience after the placement of the balloon?

Gastric pain or pain from the pit of the stomach, heartburn sometimes experiencing nausea and vomiting.

What pre-operative studies are required?

1.- Lab work will be done on arrival.

2.-Electrocardiogram (ECG) – Depending on age and upon request by the surgeon. *

3.-Chest X-ray – upon request by the surgeon.*


All-Inclusive package – *FLIGHTS NOT INCLUDED

 

Our All-Inclusive package:

Preoperative support.
Diagnosis and recommendation from surgeon.
Surgery coordinator assistance.
Pre-operative diet and guidance.
English speaking staff.

Transportation – *Ground Transportation INCLUDED

Airport to hotel.
Hotel to hospital and back.
Hotel or hospital back to San Diego or San Diego.
international airport.
Hotel or hospital back to Tijuana or Tijuana
international airport.
One companion is welcome.* Must be 18 years or older.

Lodging

2 Hotel nights.
2 Hospital nights.
Surgery expenses – All operating room expenses.
Private hospital room for patient and one companion.
Preoperative tests – *done on arrival.

Laboratory:

Complete blood count, chem 21, platelets, chemistry, HIV.

X-ray:

Chest X-ray, EKG.

Every medical fee

Chief surgeon.
Second surgeon assistant.
Surgical nurse.
Anesthesiologis.

Patients safety and travel policy

Please read policy.* Restrictions may apply.
Policy for both travel & Stay.
Please read policy.* Restrictions may apply.

Postoperative care

Post op diet package.
Prescription medicine at discharge.
Nutritional guidance. *With surgeon.
Nutritional referral for a personalized assessment of nutritional status and interest.
1 year follow up appointments.* With surgeon.

We have no BMI fee or hiatal hernia fee