The most common gastric balloon risks are abdominal pain, vomiting, nausea and diarrhea. For these situations the patient is given serum during the period. After the procedure, medications are given to prevent them.
The gastric balloon is in the form of an inflated, useful silicone balloon. It is adjusted according to the stomach volume of the person inside the stomach. Between 300 cc and 500 cc, the gastric balloon is inflated with a blue liquid solution. Many patients are worried that their stomach will enlarge their stomach. However, the gastric balloon alone does not enlarge the stomach.
Gastric balloon can stay 6 months or 1 year depending on preference. The difference of the 1-year balloon is that the balloon can be inflated more, that is, it can be adjusted. At the end of 6 months or 1 year, both are removed by performing an endoscopy again.