Dr.(Major) R.S RENGAN M.S., D.N.B., Dip Laproscopic Surgery (University of Strasbourg)
Senior Consultant, General & Laparoscopic surgery For Appointment: 94440 42294
Apollo First Med Hospital,Chennai.
Specialized centre for Gastrointestinal Surgery, Breast, Thyroid Endocrine, Vascular, Cancer & Cosmetic surgery
INTRA GASTRIC BALLOON
Gastric balloon is a simple weight-loss process which involves inserting a balloon into the stomach of a patient that wishes to shed weight. It involves placement of balloon inside the stomach which makes you feel full even when you have eaten very little food. It is usually recommended in patients with BMI over 27.
The process has been growing in popularity because of the simplicity of the procedure; the short recovery time; and also the inexpensive cost in comparison with more complicated procedures .
The whole process often will take much less then around 30 minutes, and recovery time is brief. Most patients will have nausea, vomiting and discomfort in the abdomen for 3 to 7 days. These symptoms are totally normal and will subside in a few days. Counselling is also a major part of the process.
At Home of Healing surgical Centre we use the latest Spatz3 Balloon which is universally known for better results. The Spatz 3 balloon is unique in the sense that the volume can be reduced or increased depending on patient comfort levels. It is often recommended for people who are obese but not yet morbidly obese. The safety and the ease of the process have made Intra Gastric Balloon the choice of thousands of men and women all over the world.
Why should you go for an balloon ?
Diet and Exercise are the best means to weight loss. However people who are unable to stick on to a diet and exercise regimen , often find the In tra-Gastric balloon to be useful.
- It is relatively a very safe procedure. There is no operation and it is an endoscopic procedure.
- It is reversible. The balloon is removed within 6 months to 1 year.
- Hospital stay is not necessary usually.
Home of Healing Surgical Centre is a specialised Obesity Management centre and we are one of the few centres in the country offering intra-gastric balloon to patients.