Gastric Balloon in Istanbul, Turkey

Gastric balloon procedure in Istanbul would be an excellent solution for you if you have failed to lose weight through conventional methods such as diet and exercise. 

The Gastric balloon or Stomach balloon in Istanbul is a non-surgical, weight-loss option for over-weight and obese patients.  Studies have shown that patients lose up to 3 times the amount of weight they would from exercise and diet alone.

Moreover, we work with the best bariatric surgeons and gastroenterologists who perform Gastric Balloon at our state-of-the-art clinics and technologically advanced JCI accredited hospitals in Istanbul.

There are two types of stomach balloon procedures: non-endoscopic and endoscopic.

Non-Endoscopic Gastric Balloon in Istanbul

The non-endoscopic balloon in Istanbul is inserted in the form of a pill or a capsule and it is swallowable. 

Non-endoscopic balloon in Istanbul can be used for six months to 1 year. We do not recommended for longer use as the stomach gastric juices can weaken the balloon wall. If the patient’s tolerance to the balloon has been good and there are no gastric injuries, our gastroenterologists and bariatric surgeons can place a new gastric balloon after extracting the existing one.

Elipse Balloon in Istanbul

Elipse Balloon procedure at our clinics in Istanbul is the latest method in non-endoscopic approach. The Elipse Balloon in Istanbul is a capsule balloon which patient swallows under X-ray without endoscopy. 

Elipse  Balloon in Istanbul takes only 15 minutes for placement and it doesn’t need a sedation. The best part is that there is no need to remove as it passes out naturally after 4 months.

Endoscopic Intragastric Balloon in Istanbul

Endoscopic Intragastric Balloon in Istanbul is a new non-surgical procedure designed to treat obesity. The endoscopic Intragastric Balloon in Istanbul is a saline-filled silicone-balloon placed in the stomach, therefore it limits how much you can consume food and increases the feeling of satiety.  

During Endoscopic Intragastric balloon procedure in Istanbul at our clinics, gastroenterologists and bariatric surgeons use an endoscope, a flexible tube with a camera. Endoscopic Intragastric balloon procedure involves the following steps:

  • Our gastroenterologists and bariatric surgeons advance a thin tube with the intragastric balloon down a patient’s throat into their stomach.
  • Then, the endoscope passes through the patient’s mouth into their stomach.
  • Finally the balloon is now filled with saline.

Intragastric balloons are left in the stomach for no more than 6 months, after which they are removed using an endoscope.

Spatz Balloon in Istanbul

Spatz balloon procedure at our clinics in Istanbul is a new and innovative weight loss procedure that is minimally invasive. Unlike the other intragastric balloon procedures, Spatz Balloon in Istanbul is an adjustable system that is placed endoscopically into the stomach. The Adjustability function of Spatz Balloon makes it easy for the surgeon to adjust the size of the balloon with decreasing or increasing its size at any time if needed. 

The Spatz Balloon in Istanbul is inserted during an outpatient procedure that takes about 15 minutes and is performed under sedation. No incisions or hospitalization are required.

When do you qualify for a Gastric Balloon in Istanbul?

    • If you have a BMI  27 or more 
    • If you have failed to lose weight using other methods
    • No history of stomach ulcers or kidney failure

Advantages of Gastric Balloon in Istanbul

    • Can lead to significant weight loss, depending on how much you change your lifestyle habits. 
    • Studies estimate the weight loss to be about 10 to 15% of body weight during the first six months.
    • The following conditions may also be improved such as diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, heart diseases, sleep apnea and osteoarticular diseases


    During Gastric Balloon procedure in Istanbul, patient is sedated. The whole procedure takes about a half-hour.

    Gastric balloon is a safe procedure with a minimal complication rate. Patients sometimes may suffer from pain and nausea. Although, these symptoms last only a couple of days.

    Most people go home within the same day and it takes about 1-3 days to fully recover at home and return to work.

Gastric Balloon Cost in Istanbul

    Gastric Balloon cost in Istanbul, Turkey is highly affordable when compared to other countries. That’s why many patients prefer Istanbul for their bariatric surgery procedures.

    However, Gastric Balloon cost in Istanbul, Turkey depends on various factors such as:

    • The patient’s age and medical condition
    • The experience and expertise of the surgeon
    • Clinic or hospital chosen for the procedure