Stages of Gastric Balloon
The person undergoes some safe and simple stages and steps for the Gastric Balloon operation to be done, which are summarized as follow:
The doctor examines excess fat masses and determines how much fat mass should be reduced.
The anesthesiologist anesthetizes the patient with local anesthesia, the patient might also have a sedative to relax during the Gastric Balloon operation.
The doctor enters the Gastric Balloon through the mouth with the endoscope, in case the procedure is conducted with (Orbera or Reshape) method. The capsules are entered when the procedure is conducted with (Obalon) method.
In case of relying on Orbera or Reshape method, the balloon is filled with Saline, while it is filled with Nitrogen gas in case of relying on Obalon method.
The balloon is left in the stomach for six to nine months, through which the person lives his/her normal life, then they come back to remove the balloon.