Gastric Balloon Treatment in Thailand

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Sikarin Hospital
4.4

From 299 verified reviews

Victoria Chemko, 06 November 2021

My experience with Ernie Valencia and the whole team for my travel PCR test and certificates was very smooth, professional, and easy, especially as I had a quick turnaround required with only one day in Bangkok before my international flights. I would recommend Sikarin for your travel testing and document needs.

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Bangkok Hospital Phuket
3.5

From 207 verified reviews

Tatyana Koch, 06 December 2020

Amazing doctors, amazing staff. The doctor and nurses were very caring. Answered all of my questions clearly and provided excellent service. They were all quick and efficient. The room I stayed in was very comfortable and the food was great. If you want to undergo medical treatment in Phuket, you should definitely choose Bangkok Hospital Phuket.

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Rattinan Clinic
4.8

From 70 verified reviews

Nam Swigert, 30 November 2020

Overly happy with the results of my treatment. The clinic is clean and well-maintained. The surgeon and staff were all cheerful and friendly, and very professional. You can tell that they really care about you and passionate about what they do! They are very informative and focused on patient care and healing. Thankyou Rattinan Clinic🤗🤗 for anyone looking for a place to undergo cosmetic/plastic treatment in Bangkok, you should really give them a try.

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Bangkok Hospital Samui
5.0

From 6 verified reviews

Harriette Losee, 09 November 2020

My experience with Bangkok Hospital Samui has been amazing. I spent several days here, and the nurses were so kind, thoughtful, and skilled at what they do. My procedure went so smoothly and I'm happy with the results. The surgeon was very good at easing my concerns. He distracted me from my worries and very professional at his job. I am very thankful for all the staff there.

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Mission Hospital Bangkok
3.7

From 71 verified reviews

Jackie Colman, 16 November 2020

I love the surgeon and staff here. They are very attentive, caring, and professional. I have received nothing but 5 star treatment. The surgeon helped me feel relaxed about my surgery and the nurse makes me feel comfortable and feel ok. They even help me to get back home sooner. Cannot praise everyone enough. They were absolutely fantastic. Plus, the waiting time is short and the clinic is very clean.

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Global Health Travel

Global Health Travel, located in Bang Bon, Bangkok, Thailand offers patients Gastric Sleeve procedures among its total of 34 available procedures, across 6 different specialties. The cost of a Gastric Sleeve procedure ranges from £6,989 to £8,736, whilst the national average price is approximately £9,295. There are many specialists available at the Hospital, with 7 in total, and they have multiple recognized accreditations, including: ISO Certification - International Organization for StandardizationICS - International College of SurgeonsHA - Institute of Hospital Quality Improvement and AccreditationMedical Council of ThailandRoyal College of Surgeons of Thailand

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Surgery Expert Thailand

Surgery Expert Thailand, located in Bang Bon, Bangkok, Thailand offers patients Gastric Sleeve procedures among its total of 23 available procedures, across 2 different specialties. The cost of a Gastric Sleeve procedure ranges from £5,198 to £11,696, whilst the national average price is approximately £9,295. All procedures and treatments are undertaken by just a small team of specialists, with 2 in total at the Hospital, and they are not accredited by any recognized accreditations institutes

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Bumrungrad International Hospital
3.5

From 381 verified reviews

Glinda Deblois, 22 November 2020

I understand why this hospital is considered the best in Thailand. Traveled all the way from Australia to get my treatment here after I heard good things about it. Superb staff, very friendly, attentive, and helpful. Many of the staff can speak English, so communication is not a problem. I asked many questions and told them my concerns, and they answered patiently and put me at ease. Had to stay for several days after my treatment. The room was super clean, well-designed, and definitely made me feel comfortable. The nurses checked on me every hour or so, and the food was surprisingly great. Though having to stay in a hospital is never a good experience, I would say my time in Bumrungrad was a pleasant one. A bit pricey when compared to other hospitals around the area, but with the quality service and high-level care offered, it was all worth it.

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Thailand Gastric Sleeve Center

Thailand Gastric Sleeve Center, located in Bang Bon, Bangkok, Thailand offers patients Gastric Sleeve procedures among its total of 2 available procedures, across 1 different specialties. The cost of a Gastric Sleeve procedure starts from Price on request, whilst the national average price is approximately $12,443. All procedures and treatments are undertaken by just a small team of specialists, with 2 in total at the Hospital, and they are accredited by Medical Council of Thailand

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Gastroenterology Center of Vejthani Hospital

Gastroenterology Center of Vejthani Hospital, located in Bang Kapi, Bangkok, Thailand offers patients Bariatric Surgery Consultation procedures among its total of 1 available procedures, across 1 different specialties. Currently, there's no pricing information for Bariatric Surgery Consultation procedures at Gastroenterology Center of Vejthani Hospital, as all prices are available on request only, whilst the national average price is approximately $1,446. All procedures and treatments are undertaken by the lead specialist at the Hospital, and they are not accredited by any recognized accreditations institutes

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    What you need to know about Gastric Balloon Treatment in Thailand

    Pros and Cons of a Gastric Balloon

    A gastric balloon is a type of weight-loss treatment performed to help people with obesity lose significant weight. It is a nonsurgical procedure that involves placing a saline-filled silicone balloon into your stomach. This balloon obstructs a sizable area of your stomach, thus limiting how much you can eat and making you feel fuller faster. The balloon is designed to stay in your stomach for only six months before it is removed. After six months, the balloon is deflated and removed from your stomach, allowing you to have your normal stomach size back.

    The gastric balloon will help you lose weight and lower your risks of potentially life-threatening weight-related diseases, such as heart disease or stroke, high blood pressure, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), obstructive sleep apnea, type 2 diabetes, and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) or nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).

    You may consider gastric balloon if your body mass index (BMI) is between 30 and 40, and diet and exercise have not worked for you.

    After gastric balloon, you will be able to lose significant weight. As a result, your risk of developing weight-related diseases is reduced and you can enjoy more activities that you could not do before. You may also become more comfortable and confident with yourself. In the end, the procedure will increase your quality of life.

    MyMediTravel currently lists facilities in Thailand offering Gastric Balloon Treatment procedures - see above for the complete list, along with estimated prices. The price of a Gastric Balloon Treatment is usually standardized across all patients but a pre-assessment by the surgeon will confirm the price prior to traveling. For a personalized quote Click Here to submit your details

    What does a Gastric Balloon Treatment Procedure Involve?

    During gastric balloon insertion, you will be given mild anesthetic and sedative to help you relax.

    Your doctor will insert a thin tube (catheter) loaded with the silicone balloon down through your throat and into your stomach. Next, your doctor advances an endoscope down your throat and into the stomach. An endoscope is a thin, flexible tube with a camera and light attached to its end. The camera helps your doctor get a clear picture of the inside of your stomach without having to surgically open your abdomen. Once the endoscope and the balloon reach your stomach, the balloon is filled with sterile saline through the catheter that is attached to the balloon. The balloon is filled until it is too large to pass through the small intestine.

    After the balloon is successfully inserted and filled with saline, your stomach capacity is decreased by 700 ml.

    How Long Should I Stay in Thailand for a Gastric Balloon Treatment Procedure?

    Gastric balloon insertion takes approximately 20 to 30 minutes to complete. It is an outpatient procedure, meaning you can leave the hospital on the same day once the effect of the anesthesia wears off. Still, you should plan to stay in Thailand for at least 7 to 10 days for follow-up checkups where your doctor will make sure that the balloon is not causing any issues. If everything goes according to plan, you will be allowed to fly home.

    What's the Recovery Time for Gastric Balloon Treatment Procedures in Thailand?

    The first few days after gastric balloon insertion, you may experience pain, nausea, and vomiting. However, you should be able to go back to most of your normal activities, including work within the next day (if your job is not physically demanding). Make sure to discuss with your doctor your recovery timeline.

    What sort of Aftercare is Required for Gastric Balloon Treatment Procedures in Thailand?

    Your doctor will give you detailed aftercare instructions, which may include a diet plan. During the first week, you are only allowed to consume liquid. You may be able to start eating soft foods at the start of the second week. It may take around three weeks after the gastric balloon insertion until you can start eating regular food.

    To maximize and maintain your weight loss, it is important that you commit to a healthy lifestyle. Be sure to exercise regularly with the help of expert supervision. You need to talk to your doctor and a nutritionist about your diet plan because you have to fulfill your body’s nutritional requirement with less food. You also need to take vitamins, minerals, and other supplements regularly. In addition, you have to attend regular checkups where your doctor monitors your weight loss. You can choose to have your checkups with your local doctor back home.

    What's the Success Rate of Gastric Balloon Treatment Procedures in Thailand?

    A gastric balloon is a safe and effective procedure. Women typically lose around 2 to 3 kilograms of their body weight in the first week, while men may lose around 4 to 7 kilograms. On average, patients lose around 7% to 15% of their excess weight during the six months that the gastric balloon is inside their stomach. The total weight loss after a gastric balloon ranges from 30% to 47%.

    Although the gastric balloon is generally safe, you still need to be aware of the possible side effects and risks the procedure carries. The anesthesia and endoscope used in the insertion of the balloon can cause side effects such as stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting, discomfort, and reflux. In some cases, patients may also experience bloating, indigestion, diarrhea, abdominal or back pain, flatulence, and heavy feeling in the abdomen. All of these side effects are usually temporary and should subside on their own without any treatment.

    In very rare cases, the balloon can deflate by itself and slip into the lower intestines. This can cause blockage in your digestive system, resulting in bowel obstruction. If this happens, additional surgery to remove the balloon is needed. Other rare, but possible complications are ulcers and perforation in the stomach wall, which would need surgery to treat.

    Are there Alternatives to Gastric Balloon Treatment Procedures in Thailand?

    If a gastric balloon is not for you, you can consider other types of bariatric procedures:

    • Gastric bypass – during a gastric bypass, a small pouch is created in your stomach and part of your digestive system is rerouted (bypassed). The procedure essentially alters your anatomy so you cannot eat as much as you used to and your body cannot absorb as much food. This type of bariatric procedure is considered as one of the most effective.
    • Gastric sleeve – this procedure involves removing parts of your stomach to reduce its size. Your stomach will be shaped like a sleeve/banana.
    • Gastric band – an inflatable silicone band is placed at the upper part of the stomach in order to reduce its size.

    Whilst the information presented here has been accurately sourced and verified by a medical professional for its accuracy, it is still advised to consult with your doctor before pursuing a medical treatment at one of the listed medical providers. This content was last updated on 28/11/2020.

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