You asked and we listened! Gastric balloon service is now available at Skin101 Abuja. If you’ve been searching for a weight loss procedure without surgery that works or a clinic for gastric balloon in Abuja or Nigeria as a whole, you are going to love this!
What Is A Gastric Balloon?
A gastric balloon, also known as an Intragastric balloon or a stomach balloon is an inflatable medical device temporarily placed into the stomach to occupy about one-third of the stomach cavity.
Benefits Of A Gastric Balloon
- It is a 15-minute non-invasive outpatient weight loss procedure (weight loss procedure without surgery). This means, there are no incisions or hospitalization required.
- It occupies about one-third of the stomach cavity which decreases the quantity of food that the stomach can hold.
- The presence of the gastric balloon interferes with stomach emptying so that food stays in the stomach longer.
- It promotes eating smaller quantities of food.
Because Skin101 Abuja is always thinking of ways to serve you better, The Spatz3 Gastric Balloon is now available as one of our weight loss procedures.
Features Of The Spatz3 Gastric Balloon
- Volume-adjust up
- Volume-adjust down
- Highest success rates
- Non-surgical weight loss
- Walk-in, Walk-out treatment
Who Is Eligible For The Spatz3 Gastric Balloon Weight Loss Program?
If your *BMI is over 27, you are eligible for this non-surgical weight loss program. In some countries the minimum BMI is 30.
Patients with certain medical conditions may not be eligible for the Spatz3 gastric balloon program. The decision to do the procedure must be made in consultation with the consultant gastroenterologist.
How Much Weight Can Be Lost With This Weight Loss Program?
It is important to understand that the balloon is a medical device to help reach weight loss and must be used with a planned diet, exercise and a behavior modification program.
The amount of weight you lose and maintain will depend on how closely you follow your diet and adopt long-term lifestyle changes.
Average weight losses of approximately 16 to 25 kg have been reported with the Spatz gastric balloon. There is a possibility that you will lose only a small amount of weight or lose no weight at all while using the balloon. Your commitment to dietary and behavioral changes will determine your success.
There is also a chance that unhealthy, uncontrolled weight loss can occur and create adverse health consequences. Ensure to have a consultation with your gastroenterologist about this.
Any Side Effects?
It is very likely that the presence of the balloon in the stomach will cause nausea, vomiting or abdominal pain of varying intensity for a few days after placement. However, your gastroenterologist will prescribe medications to help minimize these potential side effects.
These side effects can persist during the first week. After the first week, once you start eating regularly, side effects will be related to the quantity or type of food you eat.
You may experience bloating, belching, pain, nausea, vomiting or heartburn related to eating incorrectly.
Other Frequently Asked Questions About The Spatz3 Gastric Balloon
How Long Does The Spatz3 Balloon Stay In The Stomach?
The Balloon can be placed in the stomach for up to twelve months. While using the balloon, your gastroenterologist will prescribe some oral medications to reduce your stomach acid.
This may reduce the possibility of stomach irritation and damage to the balloon.
Can I Go About My Daily Activities After The Balloon Has Been Placed?
During the first week of the procedure you should not follow your routine activities. Once your body has adjusted to the balloon you can continue your normal activities.
Starting a regular exercise program is highly recommended and will improve your success.
As one of the very few clinics offering the gastric balloon in Abuja, help us spread the word as this could be potentially life-saving for someone!
For your gastric balloon in Abuja and other weight-loss surgeries, call 09086000001 from 9am to 8 pm (Mon to Fri) or 9am to 6pm (Sat) to begin your weight loss journey.