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Gastric Balloon Turkey – Costs, Prices & Procedure

Gastric balloon treatments at GetSlim in Turkey: Gastric balloon treatments at attractive prices and costs. Learn more about the procedure and its many benefits.

Gastric Balloon Turkey / Antalya – Cost £1,990

Gastric Balloon Turkey / Antalya: Treatment Duration – Clinic Stay – Prices and Costs

Treatment Duration

20 - 30 Minutes

Hospital Stay


Prices and Costs

from £1,990

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Gastric Balloon

A gastric balloon is an oval-shaped capsule that is either swallowed or placed by an expert using an endoscopy procedure. Once inside the stomach, it is filled with a special substance, which can be a gas-air mixture or a saline solution.

The placement of a gastric balloon is minimally invasive and takes only about 30 minutes. Compared to other weight loss methods, it is minimally invasive. The biggest advantage is that patients can leave the clinic on the same day. However, this balloon is removed after 3-6 months to prevent potential irritation of the stomach lining and associated discomfort such as nausea or abdominal pain.

Candidate for Gastric Balloon

To be eligible for the placement of a gastric balloon, patients should have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of at least 25. Additionally, they must be at least 18 years old. Factors such as mental illnesses, drug and alcohol consumption, and an age over 65 years can exclude individuals from the procedure.

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Gastric Balloon in Turkey The Procedure from Insertion to Removal

Gastric Balloon in Turkey: The Process from Insertion to Removal

The procedure begins with the oral insertion of the gastric balloon through the mouth. This is done on an outpatient basis, and the patient is only locally anesthetized with a throat spray. Once positioned, the balloon is filled with a saline solution through a small tube. Thanks to a self-sealing valve, the balloon automatically closes, after which the tube is carefully removed. This entire process typically takes only 20 to 30 minutes.

After the Procedure

Following placement, the balloon remains in the stomach, floating freely. Its presence contributes to an increased feeling of fullness, reducing the patient’s hunger. In this form, the gastric balloon remains in the body for up to six months before removal becomes necessary.

Advantages of a Gastric Balloon in Antalya

  • Quick Satiation: The balloon placed in the stomach leads to a faster feeling of fullness, effectively supporting dietary changes.
  • Short Treatment Time: Balloon insertion is completed rapidly, allowing you to leave Antalya’s practice on the same day.
  • Low Risk of Complications: The introduction of a gastric balloon usually occurs without complications and is considered safe.
  • No Permanent Changes: This procedure does not result in permanent anatomical alterations, and the balloon is easily removed after a period.
Advantages of a gastric balloon in Antalya
Gastric balloon risks

Gastric Balloon – Risks

  • Mild Discomfort After the Procedure: Immediately after the insertion of the gastric balloon, there may be a scratchy feeling in the throat. This is normal and typically subsides quickly. In rare cases, nausea or mild pressure pain may occur, but these usually disappear shortly, possibly with medication.
  • Potential Rupture of the Balloon: Although the chance is low, theoretically, the gastric balloon can rupture. In such cases, the urine may change color due to the dye added to the saline solution. A ruptured balloon can either be removed by a doctor or naturally passed through the intestines if it is empty.
  • Risk of Yo-Yo Effect: The gastric balloon is not intended for rapid weight loss. There is a risk of the yo-yo effect after removal, where the lost weight can be quickly regained. Therefore, it is important to revise lifestyle habits concurrently with the gastric balloon.

Gastric Balloon Turkey / Antalya – Frequently Asked Questions

Opting for a gastric balloon at GetSlim in Antalya, Turkey, can raise many questions. Below, we answer some of the most frequently asked questions about this procedure to provide you with a clear overview and assist you in your decision-making process.

The balloon placed in the stomach signals a quicker feeling of fullness in the body (through contact with the stomach sensors), making this restrictive treatment method a kind of supportive measure for dietary changes. The gastric balloon allows you to leave the practice on the same day and gradually adapt your life to the new circumstances.

Furthermore, complications rarely occur during the insertion of a gastric balloon. Additionally, this procedure does not result in anatomical changes! Moreover, the capsule is simply removed after a certain period.

The gastric balloon is suitable for individuals with a BMI between 25 and 40. It is also used for severely obese individuals as preparation for surgery.

The gastric balloon is merely a tool to reduce hunger and speed up the feeling of fullness. What is especially important here is a concurrent dietary change and sufficient exercise. It is possible to lose between 10 and 20 kilograms in each of the six months.

The gastric balloon is just a supplementary tool. It is advisable to seek nutritional counseling to permanently change your lifestyle. Exercise and physical activity also help you lose weight. Consistent and sustainable dietary changes should be pursued. The gastric balloon is not suitable for rapid weight loss, as there is a high risk of the so-called yo-yo effect after removal, and weight gain can occur immediately.

Both gastric balloon and sleeve gastrectomy are interventions for weight loss, but they have different mechanisms and goals. Which method is “better” depends on the individual’s goals, requirements, and preferences. Here are the main differences and advantages of each method:

          Gastric Balloon

  • Procedure: A balloon is inserted through the mouth into the stomach and filled to create a feeling of fullness.
  • Invasiveness: Minimal invasiveness. It is an outpatient procedure.
  • Duration: The balloon typically remains in the stomach for 6 months before removal.
  • Weight Loss: Often more moderate than with surgical procedures.
  • Return to Normal: After balloon removal, the stomach returns to its original state.
  • Risks: Nausea, throat irritation, or very rarely, balloon rupture.

    Sleeve Gastrectomy

  • Procedure: A large portion of the stomach is surgically removed, giving the stomach the shape of a “sleeve.”
  • Invasiveness: It is a surgical procedure that requires hospitalization.
  • Duration: The procedure is permanent and not reversible.
  • Weight Loss: Often more significant and enduring than with a gastric balloon.
  • Return to Normal: Not possible as it is a permanent procedure.
  • Risks: Like any surgical procedure, there are risks such as infection, bleeding, or scarring.


  • Gastric balloon is particularly suitable for individuals aiming for moderate weight loss or preparing for a larger surgical intervention.
  • Sleeve gastrectomy is often recommended for individuals with a high BMI seeking permanent and significant weight loss.
    Before choosing either of the procedures, thorough consultation with a specialist in bariatric surgery should be considered.

A gastric balloon is a proven method to support weight loss for those who struggle to achieve their goals through diet and exercise alone. The decision of where and with whom to have this procedure is crucial. Here are some reasons why you should consider getting a gastric balloon at Get Slim Turkey:

Experience and Expertise:

Get Slim Turkey has a team of specialized physicians with a high success rate in gastric balloon placement.

State-of-the-Art Technology:

Get Slim Turkey uses advanced technologies and techniques to ensure that the procedure is as safe and effective as possible.

Patient Care:

At Get Slim Turkey, the patient is the priority. The team provides individual counseling and follow-up care to ensure that each patient receives the best possible support.

Value for Money:

The cost of a gastric balloon at Get Slim Turkey is often competitive, especially when compared to prices in other Western European countries, without compromising on quality.

Travel and Relaxation:

Antalya is not only a renowned medical center but also a popular travel destination. This allows patients to combine their medical procedures with a relaxing stay.

International Recognition:

Get Slim in Turkey has treated patients from various countries and has received positive reviews and testimonials that attest to their reliability and excellence.

Choosing a medical procedure, especially abroad, can raise many questions. It is always advisable to conduct extensive research and communicate directly with the provider to ensure that all concerns and questions are addressed. However, at Get Slim Turkey, you can trust that you are in capable hands.