Top
10
Doctor insights on: Gastric Balloon

Share
1

1
Hello What will happen if my gastric balloon not fully filled by its fluid ?

Hello 
What will happen if my gastric balloon not fully filled by its fluid ?

Probably nothing. : Presuming your talking about the weight loss balloon, it should be ok if under filled, but it depends how much. Best to see the doctor that put it in to find out for sure. You could also check the manufacturers website. If no symptoms, ok to wait until they are open to sort it out. Hope this helps! ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Kuhn
352 doctors shared insights

Weight Loss Surgery (Definition)

Surgical procedures for obesity may be appropriate for some dangerously obese people, and they may reduce heart problems and many of the risks associated with obesity. These risks include high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and diabetes. In fact, surgery provides much greater control of weight and diabetes than nonsurgical weight-loss methods. Studies are reporting significant reductions in diabetes, and the need for diabetic medications, after surgery. Other medical conditions that often improve after surgery include heartburn, arthritis, and other joint and circulation problems. The care of patients undergoing bariatric surgery, before and after surgery, requires specialized expertise and facilities. Studies have shown that the likelihood of complications is significantly associated with the experience of the surgeon and staff. Bariatric surgeries produce weight loss through one of two approaches: * Restrictive Banding Procedures. These procedures restrict the amount of food by closing off parts of the stomach with bands. * Malabsorptive Bypass Procedures. This approach restricts the amount of food and also reduces absorption by using a bypass of parts of the intestine. The malabsorptive procedures are more successful in achieving weight loss than the banding approach, but they carry a greater ...Read more


3

3
I am nw 21stone and want to get down to about 12stone and realy want to try gastric balloon would it help me?

I am nw 21stone and want to get down to about 12stone and realy want to try gastric balloon would it help me?

Stick to basics: There is no substitution for a healthy, well-balanced diet, regardless if the goal is weight gain or loss.Weight gain is achieved if the individual takes in more calories than he/she burns; weight loss happens when calories burned exceed calorie intake. If you get the gastric balloon ; lose weight, you have not learned how to avoid regaining unwanted weight once the balloon is removed. Basics pls. ...Read more

4

4
Im over waight IV lost 4stone on my own bt finding it hard to get any more waight off and now am thinking of geting the gastric balloon is it worth it?

It depends,,,: It depends on how heavy you are now and how much you want to lose. It your really heavy and need to lose a lot , it might be worth it. This seems like a relatively noninvasive procedure where little/no surgery is involved, but it may not be tolerated well. If you don't need to lose a lot more keep dieting. The safest procedure is one that doesn't have to be done. Good luck. ...Read more

5

5
About gastric balloon What's the side effect of it and what's the minimum age should a person be able to do it ?

About gastric balloon 
What's the side effect of it and what's the minimum age should a person be able to do it ?

Gastric ballon: 18 yr and above can get gastric ballon. Constiation, intestinal obstruction, nausea bloating are the most common side effects ...Read more

6

6
I've had gastric balloon surgery on 12 -06-2014 i lost inly 8 kg then my weight block for more than 15 day's i increase my activity no help, help?

I've had gastric balloon surgery on 12 -06-2014  i lost inly 8 kg   then my weight block for more than 15 day's  i increase my activity no help, help?

Weight loss can: be variable and intermittent. You can also still out-eat your procedure, Also, the surgery may need to be revised and/or adjusted, Check w/your physician, ...Read more

8

8
I did gastric balloon surgery , why i didn't have vomiting , and now no pain like before ,slightly change on food quantity ?

I did gastric balloon surgery , why i didn't have vomiting , and now no pain like before ,slightly change on food quantity ?

Need more info: the effects of any bariatric (intended to treat obesity) surgery are very complex, and I can't tell from your brief and cryptic account what is going on. ...Read more

9

9
How do gastric band, gastric bypass and a gastric balloon differ?

Different principles: Bariatric procedures can be divided into 3 principle effects, causing malabsorption of nutrients, by restricting stomach size or a combination of both. Gastric band and balloon are restrictive, while gastric bypass is considered to be a combination of restrictive (small stomach pouch) and malabsorptive (bypassing portions of the digestive tract that absorb calories and nutrients). ...Read more

10

10
Are there more complications for Sjogrens patients that have weight loss surgery, gastric sleeve to be exact. Is one WLS a better choice than others?

Are there more complications for Sjogrens patients that have weight loss surgery, gastric sleeve to be exact. Is one WLS a better choice than others?

Unknown: There are no large scale studies available and probably will not be available to give exact answer, however pts with Sjogren's do undergo non bariatric surgical procedures with good results (mostly). If there is associated connective tissue disorder then the clinical picture is more complex. Vitamin deficiencies can get worse after bariatric surgery, NSAIDs use will result in ulcers so should be , ...Read more

Gastric (Definition)

This refers to something that is ...Read more