This video interview of the Jordan weight loss surgeon talks about the gastric balloon surgery. It is a non-surgical procedure, carried out endoscopically by inserting an inflatable balloon through oesophagus into the stomach.
The balloon is inflated with saline causing it to swell, occupying enough volume of the stomach. It gives a sensation of satiety to the person reducing the ability to intake large volumes of food.
Following is the video narration.
“Intragastric balloon is a non-surgical option for weight loss. It’s done through endoscopy, basically placing the balloon that takes a good sized portion of the stomach volume and reduces the amount of food that you eat and it’s taken out after six months so it’s almost like 4-6 months diet.
The one piece of operation I would not advise to have a balloon is that those patients who have severe heart burn reflux because it’s going to make it much worse and it does not have a great outcome in the mobility of these patients population.
Total average weight loss is about 26% of the excess body weight loss and it definitely needs commitment from the patient as well to achieve great results. Once it’s taken out majority of the patients tend to regain the weight back so the patient population who are obese but do not fulfil the need, lets say the criteria for morbid obesity like the inner needs criteria …over the patient population who are severely obese, who cannot undergo an operation just because of the medical problems, those are the patient population that I really advise the balloon for.”
Weight loss surgeries like gastric ballooning, lap band, gastric sleeve, or gastric bypass in Jordan are available at a fraction of their price in the West. Those looking for an affordable bariatric surgery may consider Amman, Jordan for quality healthcare services.
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