A gastric balloon is one of the weight loss procedures without surgery that helps lose weight and help people suffering from bariatric. Doctors recommend it as it is a safe and effective option, in which a silicone balloon filled with air is inserted into the stomach through the mouth using an endoscope. Once placed in the stomach, the balloon fills a large portion, reducing the amount of food that can be eaten and immediately increasing the feeling of fullness.
When does a person resort to gastric weight loss surgery?
A person resorts to using a gastric balloon in specific cases:
Excessive bariatric: One of the main reasons for resorting to a gastric balloon surgery is if the body mass index is between 30 a
.nd 40, and exercises and diet do not help in losing excess weight.
The presence of health problems related to bariatric: Bariatric causes serious health problems that the person suffers from, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, or heart disease.
Medical consultation: A doctor specializing in bariatric diseases must be consulted to evaluate the patient’s general health condition and determine the suitability of the gastric balloon for his condition.
Is the swallowable gastric balloon suitable for all ages and weights?
Regarding age:
The gastric balloon is usually suitable for adults between the ages of 18 and 65 years, and it can also be used for people over the age of 65 years, but the gastric balloon is rarely used for children and adolescents under the age of 18 years, and if there is a necessity, it must be under medical supervision to evaluate the patient’s condition.
Regarding weight:
The gastric balloon is suitable for people with moderate to severe bariatric when the BMI is from 30 to 40, and it can also be when the index is higher than 40, but the gastric balloon may not be the ideal solution for people with a BMI less than 30 unless There are special medical reasons that require this and it must be under medical supervision.
In the end, the gastric balloon (weight loss surgery without surgery) is not suitable for all ages and weights, and each case must be evaluated individually by a specialist doctor. Age, health, and weight criteria must be taken into consideration to determine the suitability of this procedure for the patient to ensure the best results are achieved.

Dr. Samir Al Rahmani, the best surgeon in Dubai and a consultant in the field of bariatric, laparoscopic surgery, and general surgery, advises the necessity of continuous follow-up after the operation with your doctor, and you can contact him through the number:
+971 55 256 4750

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