Gastric balloon performed in Egypt


What is
a gastric balloon ?

A gastric balloon performed in Egypt consists in placing a spherical ball filled with saline into the stomach, it is inserted orally.
This technique allows the patient to feel fuller by reducing the amount of food in his stomach and helps him reach his goals of weight loss, it is for individuals with a BMI of 27 or higher and who have failed to lose weight through sports and diet.

How much does a gastric balloon cost ?

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Gastric balloon placement : for whom ?

It is for individuals who :

  • have a BMI of minimum 27 to 30 for example and who can not lose weight through physical activities and diet,
  • do not require a more radical weight loss surgery,
  • have health problems related to their weight such as diabetes,
  • are willing to change their bad habits and have a healthy lifestyle by practicing regular physical activities and opting for healthy meals,
  • will maintain regular follow ups with the surgeon.

How to prepare ?

Before the placement of a gastric balloon realized in Egypt, you must consult your surgeon to discuss with him about this procedure whether your are eligible for it or not, he will examine you and ask you about your medical history such as your previous surgeries, your weight loss and gain, if you suffer from any disease, the medications you take…
He will also explain you this technique : its results, postoperative phases…

How is a gastric balloon placement performed ?

The time of placement of the gastric balloon performed in Egypt is of 30 minutes, it depends on the case of each patient and it does not require surgery.
The surgeon will examine your stomach using an endoscopic camera, then, he places the gastric balloon through your mouth in your stomach, it is a spherical and silicone balloon that will reduce the amount of food in your stomach and thus, it makes you feel fuller.
The process of swallowing is realized thanks to a throat spray and once the balloon is inserted into your stomach, it will be filled with sterile saline through a catheter attached to the balloon that once it is filled, the catheter will be removed.


The gastric balloon is removed after six months in the same way it is placed (through the mouth) and be replaced by another one.
In the first few weeks, you will consume liquids, then soft food and finally solid food, your surgeon will give you all the details about the diet.
The patient must have regular follow ups so that his progress can be monitored and follow a healthy lifestyle such as diet and physical exercises.
The surgeon may also prescribe you medications to reduce your stomach acid so as to avoid stomach irritation
You can resume your work after one week with the consent of your surgeon.


The results of the gastric balloon placement in Egypt are excellent if the patient follows his surgeon’s recommendations and opts for a healthy lifestyle.
It also allows the patient to treat his health problems related to his weight such as type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea…

The benefits of gastric balloon

  • It is a non surgical procedure and does not involve any incision or blood loss, it is less invasive than the other surgeries
  • It is a safe procedure
  • Gastric balloon can be removed after six months
  • Gastric balloon allows the patient to reach real weight loss results if he maintains a healthy lifestyle with regular physical exercises and diet as well as maintaining regular follow ups
  • It has few side effects and complications are rare
  • It helps the patient alleviate his health problems related to his weight such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, respiratory complications, heart disease…
  • Most patients experience their weight loss during the first three months
  • By the end of the six months, the patient will have a new healthy lifestyle without difficulties.

Is it possible to practice sport after the insertion of a gastric balloon ?

Yes, it is generally possible to engage in physical activity and sports after the insertion of a gastric balloon. However, it is important to approach exercise cautiously and follow your surgeon's recommendations closely. Here are some considerations :

  • Consult your surgeon : It is important to consult your surgeon. He can provide personalized guidance based on factors such as your current health status, fitness level, and any specific concerns related to the gastric balloon procedure.
  • Start slowly : Begin with low-impact activities and gradually increase intensity and duration as tolerated. This allows your body to adjust to physical activity while minimizing the risk of discomfort or complications.
  1. Listen to your body : Pay attention to how your body responds to exercise. If you experience any discomfort, pain, or unusual symptoms during or after physical activity, stop immediately and consult your surgeon.
  2. Choose suitable activities : Select exercises that are gentle on the stomach and lower body, especially in the initial stages after the gastric balloon insertion. Walking, swimming, cycling, yoga, and light strength training are examples of activities that can be well-tolerated and beneficial.
  3. Stay hydrated : Drink plenty of water before, during, and after exercise to stay hydrated, especially since adequate hydration is essential after a gastric balloon procedure.
  4. Follow post-procedure guidelines : Adhere to any specific instructions provided by your surgeon regarding physical activity and exercise restrictions in the days and weeks following the gastric balloon insertion.
  5. Monitor weight loss progress : Regular physical activity can complement the effects of the gastric balloon in promoting weight loss. However, it is important to maintain a balance between exercise and dietary modifications to achieve optimal results.

By following these guidelines and communicating openly with your surgeon, you can incorporate safe and effective physical activity into your routine after the insertion of a gastric balloon.

How does weight loss work with the gastric balloon ?

The gastric balloon is a non-surgical weight loss procedure to help individuals achieve significant weight loss by reducing stomach capacity and promoting feelings of fullness. Here's how weight loss typically works with the gastric balloon :

  1. Insertion of the balloon : During a minimally invasive procedure, a deflated silicone balloon is inserted into the stomach through the mouth and esophagus. Once inside the stomach, the balloon is filled with a sterile saline solution, expanding to occupy space within the stomach.
  2. Reduced stomach capacity : With the balloon in place, the volume of the stomach is partially occupied by the balloon, leaving less room for food intake. This restriction in stomach capacity leads to earlier feelings of fullness and satiety during meals, reducing the amount of food that is consumed at each sitting.
  3. Decreased caloric intake : By consuming smaller portions of food and experiencing greater satiety, individuals typically consume fewer calories throughout the day. This caloric deficit is a key factor in promoting weight loss over time.
  4. Changes in eating behavior : The presence of the gastric balloon can also lead to changes in eating behaviors and habits. Individuals may adopt healthier eating patterns, such as choosing nutrient-dense foods, practicing portion control, and avoiding high-calorie or unhealthy foods.
  5. Lifestyle modifications : Successful weight loss with the gastric balloon often involves making lifestyle modifications beyond dietary changes. These may include incorporating regular physical activity, adopting stress management techniques, getting adequate sleep, and addressing emotional factors related to eating habits.
  6. Medical supervision and support : Throughout the duration of balloon placement, which typically ranges from six months to one year, individuals receive medical supervision and support from a multidisciplinary healthcare team. This may include dietitians, nurses, psychologists, and other healthcare professionals who provide guidance, monitoring, and encouragement to help individuals achieve their weight loss goals.
  7. Post-removal maintenance : After the balloon is removed, individuals are encouraged to continue practicing the healthy habits and behaviors they've developed during the balloon placement period. This helps sustain weight loss results over the long term and prevent regain.

It is important to note that the gastric balloon is most effective when used as part of a comprehensive weight loss program that includes dietary changes, physical activity, behavioral modifications, and ongoing support from healthcare professionals. Additionally, individual results may vary, and the success of the procedure depends on factors such as adherence to recommendations, lifestyle factors, and underlying health conditions.

At what age having a gastric balloon procedure ?

The suitability of undergoing a gastric balloon procedure can vary depending on several factors, including age, overall health, weight status, and individual circumstances. While there isn't a specific age limit for the procedure, it is typically recommended for adults who are overweight or obese and have struggled with traditional weight loss methods.

In general, the gastric balloon procedure may be considered for individuals who :

  1. Are between the ages of 18 and 65 years old (though this can vary depending on the healthcare provider and country-specific regulations).
  2. Have a body mass index (BMI) between 30 and 40 kg/m², or lower BMI with comorbidities related to obesity, such as hypertension, type 2 diabetes, or sleep apnea.
  3. Have attempted to lose weight through diet and exercise but have not achieved significant or sustainable results.
  4. Are motivated to make lifestyle changes and commit to a comprehensive weight loss program that includes dietary modifications, physical activity, and behavioral counseling.

It is essential for individuals considering the gastric balloon procedure to undergo a thorough evaluation by a healthcare provider specializing in bariatric medicine or weight management. During this evaluation, factors such as medical history, current health status, weight loss goals, and potential risks and benefits of the procedure will be taken into account to determine candidacy.

Ultimately, the decision to undergo a gastric balloon procedure should be made in consultation with a qualified healthcare professional who can provide personalized guidance and recommendations based on individual needs and circumstances.