Gastric Ballooning Cost in India

The average cost of Gastric Ballooning in India starts from $2,800 while it is $8,000 and $3,300 in US and UK respectively. The cost is subjective to many factors and can be more or less depending on your medical condition, experience of the surgeon and the type of hospital you choose.

What is Gastric Ballooning?

Gastric ballooning, also known as intragastric ballooning, is a non-surgical procedure that aids in short-term weight loss.  The procedure consists of a balloon made of soft silicone and filled with saline, being placed in the stomach to limit the amount of food the stomach can hold. The balloon makes the patient feel full faster and thereby reduces their appetite and caloric intake. This procedure is used for patients where other ways of weight loss are not recommended,or for those who are obese and have not had success losing weight with diet and exercise alone. 

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What is a Gastric Balloon?

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How is Gastric Ballooning performed? 

Gastric ballooning is a non-surgical, outpatient procedure. The patient is given a sedative to help them relax. The silicon balloon is deflated and placed into the stomach through the mouth and throat using a flexible tube equipped with a camera. Once the balloon is in place it is inflated with saline water. The procedure takes about fifteen minutes and is completely painless. The gastric balloon generally stays in place for six months then it is deflated and removed as there is an increased risk of balloon deterioration and perforation after this point. Patients typically report the loss of twenty to thirty percent of their excess weight while using gastric ballooning. 

Who needs Gastric Ballooning?

Gastric ballooning is usually performed when a patient has not had success in losing weight through traditional means. The use of gastric ballooning is for weight loss in obese patients, those with a body mass index over 27.A gastric balloon in turn reduces the risks of diseases and health complications associated with being overweight, such as:

  • Stroke
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes (type 2)
  • Sleep apnea

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What Risks Are Associated With Gastric Ballooning?

Gastric ballooning is a non-surgical procedure and has few risks associated with it. Most patients have no complications or side effects. However, no medical procedure is entirely without risk. Some of the risks associated with gastric ballooning include:

  • Pain and nausea – These symptoms, if experienced, typically last for only a few days following the procedure and can be treated with over the counter medication.
  • Balloon Deflation – On very rare occasions the balloon may deflate and move through the digestive tract. If this occurs it could block the digestive tract and require additional procedures to correct.
  • Gastro-oesophageal Reflux or Indigestions – These conditions are related to the stomach acids and can cause pain the in abdomen and back. Medications can be prescribed to treat these symptoms. If the symptom persists, the doctor will investigate to ensure that surgery is not required to repair the damage.
  • Ulcers – An ulcer, or hole, in the stomach, may develop in rare instances. If the ulcer is severe it may require surgery to repair.
  • Bleeding or Perforation – In rare instances, bleeding or perforation may be caused by damage to the esophagus or stomach during placement or extraction. If this occurs, surgery may be needed to repair the damage.

How Do You Prepare For Gastric Ballooning?

Your doctor may recommend that you do certain things to prepare for the gastric ballooning procedure. Common preparations include:
  • Tests – Blood tests, cardiac tests, etc… may be performed to ensure that the patient is healthy enough for the procedure.
  • Food and Drink – You will be instructed not to eat anything for twelve hours prior to your procedure or drink for six hours prior.
  • Medication – Discuss all of your medications with your doctor, even vitamins, supplements and over the counter medications. He will instruct you on whether you on how they should be taken prior to the procedure.
  • Exercise – Many doctors require that the patient start an exercise program before undergoing gastric ballooning.

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What Is The Recovery Like Following Gastric Ballooning?

Gastric ballooning is a non-surgical outpatient procedure. It takes about fifteen minutes to perform and the patient will go home the same day. After six hours following the procedure, the patient can begin to consume small amounts of liquid. The patient generally remains on a liquid diet for the first week and then begins eating soft foods. Regular foods can be reintroduced at the beginning of the third week following the procedure. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Gastric Ballooning

Q. What Are The Benefits Of Gastric Ballooning?

The greatest benefit of gastric ballooning is that does not require surgery to perform and therefore has far fewer risks. It is an outpatient procedure generally requiring only fifteen minutes and the patient can return home the same day. Another major benefit of gastric ballooning is that it is a less expensive alternative to surgical procedures and patients generally experience twenty to thirty percent weight loss.

Q. What Results Can I Expect From Gastric Ballooning?

As with any weight-loss method, gastric ballooning requires that the patient commits to certain lifestyle changes including a healthy diet and exercise. Commitment to a healthier way of life is essential in the overall success of the procedure. The balloon will remain in place for six months at which time it will be removed. During these six months, the patient will remain under the care of his doctor, psychologist, and nutritionist. Results vary greatly from patient to patient but an average weight loss of twenty to thirty percent of body weight has been reported.
regular physical activity and exercise, are necessary to avoid regaining weight.

Q. How Is The Gastric Balloon Removed?

The gastric balloon is removed through the mouth using an endoscopic tube once the balloon has been deflated.

Q. Will I Regain Weight Following The Removal Of A Gastric Balloon?

Gastric ballooning does not have lasting effects beyond its removal from the stomach. Longterm weightloss success requires that the patient commits to lifestyle changes including a healthy diet and exercise. The gastric balloon only serves to help the patient establish a healthier diet and eating pattern.

Q. Do I Qualify For Gastric Ballooning? Is Gastric Ballooning Right For Me?

Gastric ballooning is recommended for patients who:

  • Need to lose weight to reduce their risks prior to surgery.
  • As a weight loss or weight management option for patients who have not had success on their own.
  • For weight loss in patients with a body mass index of 27 or higher.
  • For weight loss in patients whos weight in complicating existing health conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure or diabetes.

A bariatric surgeon can determine if you meet the eligibility requirements for the procedure.

Q. What Factors Affect The Cost Of Gastric Ballooning?

The major factor that affects the cost of gastric ballooning is the country in which the procedure is performed. Additional factors include:

  • Choice of hospital
  • Choice of doctor

Q. Why Should I Go To India For My Gastric Ballooning?

India is home to some of the best hospitals and bariatric surgeons in the world. The cost of the procedure in India is significantly lower than the same procedure in most other countries and in many cases, packages are available that make the cost all inclusive and reduce the possibility of hidden fees. At a fraction of the cost, a patient can receive superior care and a holistic approach to their health and weight loss treatment.

Best Gastric Ballooning Surgeons in India

  • Dr. Saket Goel
  • Dr. Ajay Kumar Kriplani
  • Dr. Rajesh Khullar
  • Dr. Deep Goel
  • Dr. Paritosh Gupta

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