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Gastric balloon Tunisia

Gastric balloon is a balloon that is inserted in the stomach without surgery to occupy a part of it and allow the patient to lose weight by satiety and slowing down the transit of food so as to change eating habits and thus significantly reduce excess weight.

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Gastric balloon : its indications

This procedure which is one of the treatments of obesity is for people with a BMI between 25 et 35 and who suffer from certain diseases related to obesity such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea...

It is the surgeon who will advise you about the procedure to undergo according to your case.

However, it is not recommended in the following cases:

minors, under 18 years old

who suffer from a severe liver disease, psychiatric disorders (anorexia, bulimia), alcoholism and drug addiction

who are taking anticoagulants or have a chronic use of anti-inflammatory drugs

pregnant women and those who are planning to have a baby.

How is it performed ?

The polyurethane balloon is inserted as follow : The patient swallows a capsule connected to a small tube (catheter). Once the capsule melts in the stomach, the balloon is filled with sterile saline water via the catheter. The amount of liquid varies, and is decided with the doctor and depends on the patient. The placement is done under X-ray control.

It is important to note that the gastric balloon must be removed after a period of 6 months.

Gastric balloon Tunisia : aftercare and recovery

Following the placement of your gastric balloon in Tunisia and during the first few days after the procedure, you may feel some discomfort in your stomach. Your body will be getting used to the balloon. During this time, you may experience nausea, bloating, diarrhoea or even cramps, so you must remain at rest.

During the first week, you will have to feed exclusively on a liquid diet, before switching to a diet of pureed and soft foods in the second week. From the third week, you will be able to incorporate solid foods and this according to the recommendations of your surgeon.

Gastric balloon Tunisia results

The results of the placement of gastric balloon in Tunisia are satisfactory as this technique results in a significant weight loss which allows the patient to feel more comfortable and improve his self esteem.