Gastric balloon prices in Dubai

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Written by Erika

The gastric balloon in Dubai is a recent non-surgical procedure designed to treat morbid obesity by limiting the amount of food and increasing the feeling of satiety, thanks to a silicone balloon filled with saline solution placed in your stomach.

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Price of a gastric balloon in Dubai

The average cost of a gastric balloon in Dubai is €3,200. Depending on your needs, the price can vary from €2,600 to €3,800.

ProcedurePrice Dubai
Gastric balloon3200 €

WHAT IS AN ENDOSCOPIC GASTRIC BALLOON?

Gastric ballooning in Dubai is a recent non-surgical procedure designed to treat morbid obesity by limiting the amount of food and increasing the feeling of satiety, using a saline-filled silicone balloon placed in your stomach. This procedure is recommended if you are overweight and other methods – such as diet and exercise – have not worked for you.

Surgeons in Dubai offer the gastric balloon procedure as part of a weight loss and obesity programme, which includes an optional six-month follow-up programme after the operation, to make reaching your goals easier.

WHY IS THE OPERATION PERFORMED?

The placement of an intragastric balloon helps you to lose weight and therefore reduce the risk of potentially serious weight-related health problems. An intragastric balloon is only recommended after you have tried to lose weight through other lifestyle/habitat changes.

TYPES OF GASTRIC BALLOON

There are several types of gastric balloon, the following three are commonly used in Dubai:

  • Elipse Balloon – No endoscopy is required. It can be swallowed and is then inflated once in the stomach.
  • Spatz Balloon – Requires endoscopy, but the size of this uniquely designed balloon can be adjusted at regular intervals to improve comfort or increase weight loss goals.
  • Orbera Balloon – A world-renowned brand of balloon that is placed endoscopically.

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FOR WHOM IS THIS SURGERY RECOMMENDED?

The intragastric balloon is mainly recommended for people suffering from morbid obesity who cannot benefit from weight loss surgery or who want a temporary weight loss option.

After being assessed, your doctor can decide whether or not the procedure is beneficial for you. The following conditions must be met in order to benefit from the procedure:

  • BMI between 30 and 40.
  • No history of stomach ulcers.
  • Commitment to a healthy lifestyle.

BENEFITS AND POTENTIAL RESULTS

An intragastric balloon can lead to significant weight loss, depending on the extent to which you change your lifestyle habits. After the intragastric balloon is fitted, studies estimate that weight loss is around 10-15% of body weight for the first six months.

The following conditions can also be improved

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Hyperlipidaemia
  • Heart disease
  • Sleep apnoea
  • Osteoarticular diseases

RISKS

The intragastric balloon is a safe procedure with a minimal complication rate. In general, patients experience pain and nausea after insertion of the device. However, these symptoms only occur for a few days and are easily treated.

BEFORE SURGERY

In order to be selected as a suitable candidate for the procedure, your surgeon in Dubai may require laboratory tests and recommend a high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet a few days beforehand. The night before, you are not allowed to consume any food or liquids after midnight.

DURING SURGERY

Gastric ballooning in Dubai is a non-invasive preformed procedure using an endoscope, a flexible tube with a camera. The procedure involves the following steps:

  • A thin tube will be inserted into your stomach with the intragastric balloon down your throat.
  • The endoscope is passed through your mouth into your stomach.
  • The balloon is now filled with saline solution.

During the procedure, you will be sedated and closely monitored to avoid any complications. The whole procedure will take about half an hour.

AFTER THE SURGERY

Immediately after the operation, you will not be allowed to eat or drink for about 8 hours. After that, a liquid diet will be put in place for a fortnight. You will then be allowed to switch to semi-solid foods and will probably be able to start eating your usual healthy diet about three weeks after the operation.

Most people go home the same day and it takes about 1-3 days to fully recover at home and return to work.

Intragastric balloons are left in place for up to 6 months, after which they are removed using an endoscope.

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Erika

My name is Erika. After more than 10 years conducting medical research, I have chosen to devote myself to scientific and medical writing since 2018. I have developed expertise covering various fields, such as cosmetic, dental, bariatric and eye surgery. This new direction allows me to share my knowledge.

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