Gastric Balloon in India

Gastric balloon is an option for weight loss in people who do not wish to undergo the knife, or in other words, do not wish to get the weight loss surgery done. Gastric balloon cost is in India is a big attraction to medical tourists from across the world. World class amenities, best bariatric surgeons in India, economical pricing and simplicity of the procedure itself has made it popular. For those patients who are either afraid or averse to surgery of any kind, but would want to have a weight loss treatment done, this is one of the better options.

Gastric Balloon

The Intra Gastric Balloon, (IGB) also known as gastric balloon is a simple, non-invasive procedure to treat obesity. It involves placing a balloon inside the stomach to reduce hunger and food intake, thereby resulting in weight loss.

Intra Gastric Balloon is a very simple procedure wherein a soft, expandable balloon made of pliable silicone material is inserted in its smallest, deflated form.

The balloon is filled with sterile saline with a small catheter once it reaches the stomach.


You may be a good candidate for gastric ballooning system of weight loss surgery if you have Body Mass Index of more than 30 or are 40% above your ideal weight, do not want a surgical procedure, want a temporary (6 months max.) treatment solution to change your eating habits and lifestyle, are ready to accept temporary implant in the stomach, have no heartburn and do not have poorly stabilized diabetes type II.

Gastric balloon, which is a little silicon pouch, is introduced through the mouth in the patient's stomach endoscopically. The procedure is painless. The balloon is inflated using saline. The patient feels full due to its presence and food intake decreases leading to weight loss.

Placement times vary but it will usually take 20-30 minutes, after which the patient will be monitored by the physician for a short time and then may return home.

The extent of weight loss with the help of the balloon is around 15 to 25 kg. It depends on the level of adherence to the diet - smaller portion of meals and the type of diet you take. Wight loss after Gastric balloon mainly depends on diet changes and level of exercises. On an average, the patient can lose 50% or more of their excess weight.

Recovery after Intra Gastric Balloon is quick- you can go back from the hospital the same day or shall be kept overnight under observation to see how does your body react. Most patients tolerate the balloon well and only a small number feel uneasiness, nausea or discomfort for a couple of days which can be controlled with drugs. You can resume your daily activities within a week of the procedure.

Intra Gastric Balloon insertion is either done on a day care basis or a maximum of overnight stay is required. The removal of balloon is relatively much simpler and the patient would be discharged from the hospital in a couple of hours. A total of 3-4 days of stay in India would be required to avail gastric balloon surgery in India.

Gastric Balloon Cost in India

At Abyssinia, we recognize the significance of excellent health and well-being of our guests and hence our objective is to provide best intra gastric balloon in India at most affordable cost. A preferred association with best bariatric surgery hospitals in India and best bariatric surgeons in India helps us advise:

The gastric balloon cost in India starts from around approximately USD 3500 and varies with the type of balloon, surgeon, city and the facility where you choose to get the procedure done.

An individually allocated case manager takes personalized interest to design a tailor made treatment plan for every guest and will provide with a specific time and cost for gastric ballooning surgery in India.

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Abyssinia Meditreat LLP Cares

We encourage you to educate yourself about bariatric surgery, gastric bypass, and also the benefits from the right kind of bariatric surgery before making a choice.

Abyssinia thus invites you for a free consultation with the top bariatric surgeons in India and assures you hassle free arrangements for examinations, surgeries, recovery, travel and stay.

You can be assured that with Abyssinia's expertise, we will bring in a wonderful experience of medical tourism in India, which we have been doing for more than a decade now.

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