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For people who have been unable to lose weight through diet and exercise, the gastric balloon is an effective and affordable non-surgical procedure, says Dr. Girish Juneja, Director of Bariatric Surgery at Al Zahra Hospital Dubai. Dr. Juneja, an expert who has performed more than 1,000 bariatric surgeries in the UAE – from complex laparoscopic procedures and gastric bypass to gastric cuffs and gastric bands – considers the capsule or Elipse gastric balloon to be the safest non-invasive weight loss program.
“The procedure doesn’t require hospitalization, surgery, sedation, or endoscopy,” says Dr. Juneja. “You can go in and out of the hospital in about 30 minutes.”
The procedure does not require hospitalization, surgery, sedation, or endoscopy.
– Dr. Girish Juneja, Director of Bariatric Surgery at Al Zahra Hospital Dubai
The entire action takes place in the radiology department. If you are overweight with a body mass index of 27 and above, this is a safe and easy procedure to use. All you have to do is swallow a vegetarian capsule attached to a thin catheter. An X-ray ensures the correct placement of the capsule in the stomach, which will soon break down and release the balloon. The balloon is then filled with 550 ml of sterile water (takes about 5-7 minutes). Another x-ray will confirm that it is properly filled, and then the catheter will be removed.
The balloon, the size of a grapefruit, takes up space in the stomach and creates a feeling of fullness, reducing food intake and increasing satiety. This results in a loss of up to 10-15 percent of body weight in about four months – (about 10-15 kg on average)
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“During the initial adjustment period, 3-4 days after placement, you may experience nausea, vomiting, and abdominal cramps. With our special preparation before placement, we can reduce these symptoms and the duration in our patients to a minimum, ”he explains. Juneja. “Using our team approach, we have already performed hundreds of these procedures with successful long-term results. There are no other drugs or serious side effects. “
The best part is that you can start your weight loss in the middle of a pandemic without worrying about exposure to other patients or people in the hospital.
After the procedure, the Al Zahra Hospital bariatric team, which includes a nutritionist, will periodically – after one week, two months, and four months – review your diet and weight loss, and create a plan for healthy eating and exercise to ensure that it is optimal Ensure weight in the long term.
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Additionally, you don’t have to worry about getting rid of Elipse, unlike endoscopic gastric balloons like Orbera, Spatz, and MedSil, which require you to stay in the hospital for three to four hours to be placed and removed by mouth.
Thanks to Elipse’s advanced technology, the time-activated relief valve on the balloon opens after 16 weeks and leaves your system when you use the toilet.
Dr. However, Juneja emphasizes that once the balloon passes out, it is imperative for patients to resume the new eating habits and lifestyle changes in order to keep the lost weight off.
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