You’ll be lightly sedated whilst your clinician uses an endoscope to pass a deflated gastric balloon into your stomach. Once in place, the balloon is filled with saline (salty water) via a small tube. The balloon valve seals when the tube is withdrawn.
The whole process normally takes around 20-30 minutes.
You’ll rest in the clinic for 1-2 hours for observation before being discharged. You can then be taken home.
For the first few days, as your stomach adjusts to the balloon, you’ll almost certainly feel uncomfortable. You may well experience nausea, bloating, diarrhoea and cramping.
These side-effects are typically experienced for the first few days and potentially up to about two weeks. If necessary, your clinician can prescribe suitable medication to manage them.
The balloon is removed in just a few steps. Whilst mildly sedated, an endoscope and some endoscopic instruments are used to deflate it before it’s withdrawn. You’ll be home within two or three hours. Most people need little or no time off work.
We understand how big a step it is to enquire about a weight loss procedure. You are naturally anxious about choosing the best provider and package to get the best possible results. When you choose Dr Peerbaccus for your procedure, you can have peace of mind that as gastric balloon specialists, your procedure, your health and your financial investment are in safe hands.
Please contact us now and ask your GP to send a referral.
Finance options are available such as afterpay.
Caboolture Private Hospital, North Lakes Day Hospital, Peninsula Private Hospital
08:00 am – 05:00 pm
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